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The Realme GT Neo debuts with the Dimensity 1200 SoC, a 120Hz AMOLED display and a sub-US$300 starting price

The new GT Neo. (Source: Realme)
The new GT Neo. (Source: Realme)
The Realme GT Neo has launched as the world's first Dimensity 1200-powered phone. This new MediaTek flagship processor has debuted in a chassis with many potential advantages, including an FHD+ AMOLED screen with an up-to-date refresh rate, Wi-Fi 6 and UFS 3.1 storage. It starts at about US$275 for a 6GB RAM version, although a 12GB option is also available for a good price.

Realme has introduced the GT Neo as an alternative to a growing number of phones with the nearly-flagship Snapdragon 870 SoC chipset. The OEM asserts that the Dimensity 1200's maximal speed of 3.0GHz and its 6nm nature hones its latest premium (albeit also polycarbonate-encased) mid-ranger's competitive edge.

On that note, even the phone's styling (featuring more of the holographic accent debuted in the 8 and 8 Pro) and colorways (with names like "Final Fantasy", "Hacker" Black and "Geek" Silver) leave little doubt as to the audience at which the Neo is pitched

To that end, the handset's final form is very like that of the Snapdragon 888- (and 3.5mm jack-) toting flagship GT, which means it gets a 6.43-inch FHD+ display. Realme was not clear on whether this is the exact same E4 AMOLED panel again, although the GT Neo is rated for a 120Hz refresh rate, as well as a 360Hz touch-sampling rate and to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Accordingly, the OEM touts it as a "gaming" screen, which might go well with its "dual graphite" cooling system, complete with vapor-chamber. The Neo even has the 'main' GT's rear camera hump, with 64+8+2MP shooters. It also has a 4,500mAh battery, although it charges at up to 50W rather than 65W as in its flagship sibling. Nevertheless, Realme has allows the Neo to keep a power brick for this higher rate in its box.

This apparent generosity may also be extended to the GT Neo's pricing. It is now set at 1,799 yuan (~US$275) for a 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage base model. This increases to 1,999 yuan (~$305) for a unit with 8GB of RAM and 128GB. It also has a 12GB/256GB top-end option, which is 2,399 yuan (~$366). However, Realme has yet to mention anything like an international release for this new 5G contender.

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The Realme GT Neo in all its new colors. (Source: Realme)
The Realme GT Neo in all its new colors. (Source: Realme)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03-31 (Update: 2021-03-31)