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Update | The Realme GT2 Pro gets an imminent launch date

The GT 2 Pro is said to look like this. (Source: OnLeaks x 91Mobiles)
The GT 2 Pro is said to look like this. (Source: OnLeaks x 91Mobiles)
Motorola has openly sought to capture the title of first to launch a flagship smartphone with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Now, however, Realme has challenged it directly by choosing to set an announcement for its GT2 Pro. The event, which is now nearly upon us, is slated to outline the new device's specs and features.

Update: December 9, 2021 is now nearly over by anyone's time-zone, and a Realme GT2 Pro reveal, strangely enough, seems to have failed to materialize.

The OEM's main mention of it thus far may be a Weibo post in which the OEM's CEO, Chase Yu, presented the "world's first" user with a unit of the new flagship (according to machine translation, at least). This prize was conferred at what appeared to be a corporate retreat involving "camping in the city".

In any case, the precise specs, availability and price of Realme's new flagship remains a mystery at this point.

Original Article: Realme has now confirmed that it will succeed its 2021 flagship Android phone with the GT2 Pro. This device has joined the desperate scramble to be the first to launch with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Now, the OEM has taken a decision that might help the phone win this race.

Realme has indeed announced a GT2 Pro event to be held on the same day that Motorola had earlier earmarked for the launch of one of its potential rivals, the Moto Edge X30. Then again, it is possible that the former will not be unveiled in very huge detail, possibly even without availability or pricing data.

Nevertheless, should its maker manage this ahead of Motorola's event, it may still be able to say that it technically has the world's first 8 Gen 1-powered smartphone. The GT2 Pro in question is tipped not to compromise on the rest of its specs in any way - even if they come in a chassis that throws all the way back to the Nexus 6P in the process.

Then again, this might also mean it may drop the inaugural GT's edge in terms of pricing: it was often the most affordable Snapdragon 888-based phone in its market on its various debuts worldwide. However, the GT2 Pro is shaping up to be as truly premium as its OEM asserts - which implies the scope for a premium cost as well.

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Realme races to a GT2 Pro launch. (Source: Realme via Weibo)
Realme races to a GT2 Pro launch. (Source: Realme via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-12- 7 (Update: 2021-12- 9)