Realme has announced that its GT3 phone, which features 240W SuperVOOC fast charging technology, will soon be available globally. The device, which is almost identical to the Chinese GT Neo5 model, can be recharged to 20% in just 80 seconds using a custom 12A cable. A 9.5-minute charging session will fully replenish the 4,600mAh battery.
To cope with the higher charging power, the GT3 has a large vapor chamber liquid cooling system to dissipate heat. The device also features safety sensors and a fireproof design, and the battery is expected to retain at least 80% of its capacity after 1,600 charging cycles at 240W – twice the industry standard.
In addition to its powerful charging capability, the GT3 also boasts a C-shaped RGB lighting ring called the “Pulse Interface System”, which is situated between an NFC ring and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 icon on the back of the device. The ring can be customized to show battery level, incoming calls, notifications, and camera countdown.
The GT3’s other features include a 50-megapixel main camera with optical stabilization, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The device also has a 6.74-inch 2,772 x 1,240 AMOLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate, an under-display fingerprint reader, and a 16-megapixel punch-hole selfie camera. The infrared remote blaster and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers are also included.
The Realme GT3 is priced starting at $649 and comes in four models, with the base model offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the special variant maxing out at 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage. The device runs on Android 13 and will be available in Europe and Asia soon.
While the GT3’s charging speed doesn’t quite match Xiaomi‘s recent five-minute record claim, the device’s powerful charging capability and other impressive features make it a strong contender in the smartphone market.