realme did not organize its own booth at Mobile World Congress this year, but held a large presentation introducing the realme GT3. This is a smartphone with the most powerful and, accordingly, the fastest charging in the world, and it aroused great interest from the audience at the show – it wasn’t so easy to get to the presentation, but I managed.
During the presentation, realme spoke a lot about its achievements in the field of fast charging. The company noted that it is trying to implement fast charging technologies not only in flagship smartphones, but in devices of all segments, even the most affordable models. For example, in the budget segment, realme was the first in the world to offer 65W charging. And the world’s first 150W fast charging debuted in a mid-range Realme smartphone. As a result, 90% of Realme products launched on the global market support 33W charging or more.
Now realme is the first manufacturer in the world to introduce a mass-produced smartphone with 240-watt charging – realme GT3. Strictly speaking, this is not the first smartphone with such a supercharge: previously, Realme presented the GT Neo 5 model exclusively in China, which in many respects resembles the world first.
With such a strong charge, you can charge the battery with a capacity of 4600 mAh from 0 to 100% in less than 9 minutes 30 seconds. Half of the battery capacity can be reached in just 4 minutes, and a charge of 80 seconds is enough to reach more than 20%. As part of the presentation, realme showed live how the smartphone was charged from 2 to 23% in 80 seconds. After all, a 30-send connection to the mains is enough for two hours of talk time, three hours of music listening or 40 minutes of video streaming.
Of course, such fast charging was only possible with many advanced technologies. First, the designers used three power control chips, each rated for 100W (meaning there is still a safety margin) and also boasting a power efficiency of 98.5%. Second, it uses a 12A USB Type-C cable with a 20% higher current rating and a 77.8% larger cross section compared to previous solutions. Finally, realme equips the smartphone with a semiconductor power supply made of gallium nitride (GaN), which delivers high performance in a very compact housing.
Realme hasn’t forgotten about security either. There is protection against fire, the presence of 13 temperature sensors and 60 layers of protection. So that the battery does not overheat when charging, there is a large evaporation chamber with an evaporation area of \u200b\u200b6580 mm2, which covers 61.5% of the battery. Safety is also certified by TÜV Rheinland.
It is also worth noting that the smartphone uses a battery with twice the wear resistance: according to the manufacturer, the battery still retains 80% of its original capacity even after 1600 charging cycles – according to Realme, conventional batteries have a safety margin of 800 cycles. It was also noted that the battery reliability was tested in extreme conditions: the smartphone was charged for 21 days at a temperature of 85 ° C and humidity of 85%. Also, the smartphone usually transferred charging “in extremely cold conditions” – at -20 ° C.
And let’s also pay attention to the intelligent charging function: the smartphone determines under what conditions it charges and chooses the most efficient energy mode. For example, if you charge the device overnight, it will reach 80%, and the remaining 20% will be refilled within a few minutes after waking up. Similar to autoload: the last 20% will be refilled as you approach the target.
The icing on the cake is the charging indicator, which is located on the back next to the camera unit. It changes color depending on the state of charge. In addition, a rectangular indicator signals the arrival of notifications and can be used when taking photos – when you start a 10-second timer, it changes color from blue to white and then to orange. Also, the display can be customized by choosing one of 25 colors, two types of rhythm and five pulsation speed modes.
The rest of the Realme GT3 is just an ordinary powerful smartphone. The device is equipped with a 6.74-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2772 × 1240 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a refresh rate of 144 Hz and support for 10-bit color depth. The screen covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.
The novelty is based on last year’s flagship single-chip platform Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which is complemented by 8, 12 or 16 GB of RAM, as well as a flash drive with a capacity from 128 GB to 1 TB. The rear camera system includes a 50-megapixel main module with optical stabilization, an 8-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens (112°) and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The resolution of the selfie camera is 16 megapixels.
The realme GT3 smartphone will be available in black and white in different regions of the world in May. 8/128 GB (RAM/Flash), 12/256 GB, 16/256 GB, 16/512 GB and 16 GB/1 TB configurations are available. The price for the cheapest version of Realme GT3 is $649.