After months of anticipation, Realme has finally taken the wraps off of its premium mid-range smartphone, the GT Neo 5. It is the successor to last year’s GT Neo 3 and now has 240W charging, making it the world’s fastest-charging smartphone. So, let’s look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Realme GT Neo 5 in Nepal.
Realme GT Neo 5 Overview:
240W Fast Charging
At its launch, Realme GT Neo 3 was among the fastest charging phone with support for 150W charging. And its successor takes this even further. The GT Neo 5 supports a ridiculous 240W charging, making it the world’s first smartphone to do so.
For starters, the 240W rating is also the maximum charging power supported by the USB-C interface. There is also another variant with 150W charging support.
Prior to launch, Realme has already revealed the details of its 240W charging technology. To accomplish this, the brand designed a customized 12A charging cable made of the industry’s highest-rated 21AWG thickened copper wires. This allows the cable to handle a throughput of 20V/12A.
The USB-C adapter, on the other hand, has double GaN components. But it’s still small, with a 2.34W/cu.cm density that makes it about the same size as the 160W SuperDart adapter.
For charging the smartphone, the new solution uses a three-way 100W charge pump parallel design to convert 20V/12A power to 10V/24A. That means the phone will have three individual battery cells. The company also hinted that the charger has a charging conversion efficiency of up to 98.5%.
All this process is monitored by 13 real-time sensors to ensure safety, which limits the power if there is any danger. For added peace of mind, the charging solution includes fireproof materials. Moreover, the 240W SuperVOOC protocol is backward compatible with the 65W PD, QC, and VOOC protocols.
Furthermore, Realme claims that the battery’s health remains over 80% even after 1,600, full charging cycles with 240W fast charging. As for the actual battery capacity, the 240W variant of the GT Neo 5 features a 4,600mAh cell. Whereas the 150W version will include a bigger 5000mAh battery.
Performance and Memory
Furthermore, the phone includes the industry’s largest cooling area, with Graphene phase-change cooling material occupying a 6,580 sq. mm area. This cooling solution will help the phone maintain its peak performance in demanding situations like gaming, while also keeping it relatively cool while charging at 240W.
Inside, Realme GT Neo 5 is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Launched about a year ago, the chip has now been overtaken by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in Qualcomm’s diverse portfolio. However, it should not be a problem with the GT Neo 5 as it will compete in the premium midrange segment and not the flagship.
Similarly, the memory options for the 240W variant include 16GB RAM and either 256GB or 1TB storage.
The GT Neo 5 150W is available with 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. On the software side, it will ship with Android 13 with the latest Realme UI 4.0 out of the box.
Realme GT Neo 5 also has a redesigned camera bump from its predecessor. Essentially, the top third of the phone’s back has been blacked out, with the rectangular camera module sitting inside to the left. It is home to three cameras arranged in two vertical circles, with the LED strip flash lying just outside.
The main camera on the back has a 50MP 1/1.56″ Sony IMX890 sensor, OIS, and an f/1.9 lens. Accompanying it is an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 112-degree field of view and a 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, you get a 16MP Samsung sensor located in the hole-punch cutout on the front.
Design and Display
Another interesting feature of the Realme GT Neo 5 is its RGB LED rectangle on the back, which can function as a notification light and is fully customizable for various apps. It also glows red when the battery is less than 20%, and can also be programmed for notifications and such.
On the front is a 6.74-inch OLED with a resolution of 2772 x 1240 pixels. The screen refreshes at 144Hz and has a PWM dimming rate of 2160Hz. Realme also says the display has a 7-stage adaptive refresh rate and is SGS certified for sensitive touch. Other display features include a peak brightness of 1400 nits, a JNCD of 0.33, and a 10-bit color depth.
Realme GT Neo 5 Specifications:
- Display: 6.7-inches AMOLED panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 2160 high-frequency PWM Dimming
- Resolution: 1.5K (2772 x 1240 pixels)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm Mobile Platform)
- Software & UI: Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
– 50MP Sony IMX890 primary sensor (OIS)
– 8MP ultra-wide camera, 112º FOV
– 2MP macro lens (4cm focus)
- Front Camera: 16MP sensor (punch-hole cutout)
- Audio: Stereo speaker setup, Dolby Atmos
- Battery: 5000mAh with 150W | 4,600mAh with 240W
- 150W: Up to 16GB RAM, 256GB storage
- 240W: 16GB RAM / 512GB, 1TB storage
- Colors: Purple Realm, Fantasy Sanctuary White, Black
Realme GT Neo 5 Price in Nepal and Availability
The smartphone is available in China for a starting price of CNY 2,499 for the 150W base variant. Whereas, the 240W variant starts at CNY 3,199. If and when the Realme GT Neo 5 is released in Nepal, we expect the price to start at NPR 60,000.
|Realme GT Neo 5||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256GB||CNY 2,499||NPR 60,000|
|12/256GB||CNY 2,699||NPR 65,000|
|16/256GB||CNY 2,899||NPR 70,000|
|16/256GB||CNY 3,199||NPR 75,000|
|16GB / 1TB||CNY 3,499||NPR 80,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our long-term review of the Realme GT Neo 3.