The GT2 Explorer Master will be one of the first devices to employ Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, as Realme CEO Sky Li stated just hours after the announcement. The launch date was simply given as “Q3” that day.
Xu Qi Chase, President of Global Marketing, made the announcement while interacting with supporters on Weibo. One of our fans had requested an attractive, powerful phone under the CNY 3,00 pricing range, and we delivered just that.
The original Realme GT Explorer Master, which was released on July 21 of last year and originally cost CNY 2,900 ($435/€410/34,00), is now available for CNY 2,500.
The Realme GT2 Explorer Master was approved by TENAA, which revealed a 120Hz 6.7” AMOLED display (FHD+), 6/8/12GB of RAM, 128/256/512GB storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. There should be two charging power levels available: 100W and 150W. The three rear cameras will feature a 50+50+2MP arrangement, and the front camera will have a 16MP resolution.
The Realme isn’t the only Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phone on the road. As of May, Asus confirmed that the ROG Phone 6 will be powered by the new flagship processor. According to leakster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi will be the first to offer an 8+ based phone in China — this should be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Realme, OnePlus, iQOO, Red Magic, and others to follow.
If you want a glimpse of what the new chip will be capable of, take a look at our previous testing on an Asus ROG Engineering gadget.