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Update | The Realme GT2 Pro will start for under US$900 in Europe

The GT2 series: Europe's bargain flagship phone? (Source: Realme)
The GT2 series: Europe's bargain flagship phone? (Source: Realme)
The GT2 Pro is Realme's early-2022 flagship smartphone, powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and up to 12GB of RAM. It is slated to launch in Europe soon; however, a blog now purports to spill the prices to be unveiled during that event in advance. They potentially point to marked affordability for these specs, only beaten in this respect by the phone's vanilla GT2 sibling.

Update: Realme has now made the GT2 series official at MWC 2022, confirming that the vanilla model will start at €449 (~US$504) for an 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage base model, or €599 (~$671) for the 12GB/256GB top-end SKU.

The GT2 Pro, on the other hand, will start at just €649 (~$727) for an 8/128GB SKU, or €749 (~$839) for its 12/256GB counterpart. However, these are early-bird prices, found on realme.com/eu, that are in effect from March 8 to 15, 2022 only.

After this window, the new flagship's price reverts to a normal €549 (~$615) for the 8GB GT2; €749 for the base-model Pro and €849 (~$951) for the top-end model, while the 12GB GT2's price remains unchanged. Therefore, the series' initial price leak may or may not pan out as reported; nevertheless, they remain more than competitive enough given their premium specs and novel finish.

Original Article: Realme has announced that it will hold a global launch for the GT2 series during its upcoming MWC 2022 showcase. Obviously, the OEM would prefer to keep its fans in suspense on the subject of what these new phones will cost quiet until then - however, according to the blog DealnTech, it has failed in this mission.

The site claims to have laid hands on a screenshot from a retailer that outlines GT2-series prices in euros for the first time. The seller in question will apparently be stocking both the vanilla and Pro variants, and will start the latter at €789 (~US$897) respectively.

This is shaping up to be a relatively attractive price, particularly as the closely-competing Galaxy S22 (which does not share the GT2 Pro's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform in the same region) currently starts at €849 (~$966). Furthermore, that Samsung base-model flagship goes in an 8GB RAM/128GB configuration at that price, whereas the GT2 Pro's allegedly leaked price corresponds to a 12GB/256GB SKU by contrast.

Furthermore, the E5 AMOLED-equipped GT2 Pro will apparently ship in its all-new, "eco-friendly" special-edition Paper Green and White colorways (with the more conventional Steel Black as an alternative) for that price.

Meanwhile, this retailer will also reportedly stock the GT2 - which has many specs in common with its Pro counterpart, although it runs on the sub-premium Snapdragon 888 SoC - starting at €539 (~$616) for an 8GB/128GB entry-level unit, or €589 (~$669) for one with double the internal storage.

Therefore, the GT2 series is, like its predecessor, shaping up to be an affordable option for those on the hunt for new or new-ish Qualcomm mobile silicon in 2022 Europe. On the other hand, DealnTech leaves a number of potentially validating details out of this leak, chief among which is the name of the alleged seller in question. Therefore, it is still on Realme to confirm or deny these claims on February 28, 2022.

Realme's supposed international pricing scheme for the GT2 series... (Source: DealnTech)
Realme's supposed international pricing scheme for the GT2 series... (Source: DealnTech)
...versus the real-life early-bird offers for the high-end phones. (Source: Realme)
...versus the real-life early-bird offers for the high-end phones. (Source: Realme)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-26 (Update: 2022-02-28)