The Realme GT Neo 3 launches for less than its OnePlus rival in India
Realme has made the GT Neo 3 official in India. There is not much getting away from the fact that this phone is a practically 1-to-1 rehash of the OnePlus 10R, which beat it onto the same market by 1 day yesterday (April 28, 2022). Then again, as it turns out, the latest version works out as the slightly less expensive option.
The GT Neo 3 has arrived on Indian shores in 3 variants, with 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB or top-end 12GB/256GB RAM/internal storage configurations. Of these, only the last has the smartphone's new special selling-point of 150W charging.
The 8GB SKUs have slower, yet still high-end, 80W
SuperVOOC SuperDart charging, which is paired to 5,000mAh batteries, while the 150W Edition has to use a smaller one of 4,500mAh in capacity. Therefore, the OEM asserts that its Indian fans can get the GT Neo 3 that is best for them.
They can also undercut OnePlus in the process, as the 8GB+128GB Neo 3 has debuted at INR 36,999 (~US$484), compared to INR 38,999 (~$510) for the 10R of the same configuration. Furthermore, the Realme's 8GB+256GB SKU is not available in alternatively-branded forms, and is also priced at INR 38,999.
Furthermore, the GT Neo 3 150W Edition - which has pretty much the same specs as the "10R Endurance Edition" - has been unveiled as the cheaper of the 2, at INR 42,999 (~$562). Then again, OnePlus can argue that it offers the phone as a 12GB/256GB option without the 150W charging.
Nevertheless, it also remains that the GT Neo 3 is the only device of its triangle-camera design and racing-themed rear panels in either black-striped Sprint White or white-striped purplish Nitro Blue finishes. It can be ordered via realme.com/in, from May 4, 2022 - Realme's birth-date as a brand.