Realme GT 2: what we want to see

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One of the most interesting products of 2022 will be from the Realme GT 2 family. Not only will it follow one of our favorite smartphones of 2021, the Realme GT, but it will also showcase the first premium Realme phone.

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This is not speculation; Realme already teased the Realme GT2 Pro and confirmed its top-end status, so we are expecting a lot of this fancy-sounding flagship phone.

In fact, we haven’t heard anything official about the standard Realme GT yet, but we’d be surprised if it doesn’t come along since the ‘Pro’ version was confirmed.

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There is still a long way to go as we are expecting the Realme GT2 family to be unveiled in the first few months of 2022, and the GT Neo 2 is all new.

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But we’ve gathered everything we’ve heard about the upcoming smartphone so far and you can find it below. We have also written a short wish list based on the current premium phones and the performance of Reelm so far.

cut to the chase

  • What is this? Realme’s GT second-gen family of mid-range phones
  • When is it out? Likely in the first few months of 2022
  • How much will it cost? A mid-range GT 2 and an expensive GT 2 Pro

realme gt 2 release date and price

With no official information about the launch window of the Realme GT 2, we will have to look past to speculate when it might appear… which is not at all reliable as it is only the second generation.

The original Realme GT was unveiled in March 2021 but was released globally almost five months later; The GT Master Edition and GT Neo 2 were unveiled in the last few months of the year but went on sale very quickly.

If we had to guess, we would say that the Realme GT 2 could launch as early as the year, so the Pro model could better compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S21, Xiaomi 12 and OnePlus 10. Then again, maybe we’ll see some spin-offs later in the year.

The pricing is also a mystery, especially as the GT2 Pro is going to be the first premium phone from the brand. The base GT costs €449 (about $550, £390 or AU$710) and we expect a successor to cost about the same, but the Pro model will cost much more – maybe even double.

news and leaks

while realme GT 2. ConfirmedWe don’t have much to say about the phone.

We do know one thing: The Pro will be using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. It’s a new processor from Qualcomm that will power many top-end phones in 2022 – and Realme confirmed that the GT2 Pro is one of them.

We have also seen some renders of the Realme GT 2 Pro which makes it look a lot like the Google Pixel 6 as it sports a horizontal camera bar at the back.

In a curious twist, we’ve also heard rumors of a ‘Realme GT 2 Fold’ – this was before the Pro was confirmed, so at the time we thought of the Fold as the top-end model, but now it seems to be the third member of the family.

what do we want to see

1. Keep up with the affordable price

One of our favorite aspects of the Realme GT was its price. Despite top-end specs, a faux-leather rear, and super-fast charging, its price was incredibly competitive.

We’ve seen a lot of champions of the mid-range market take their advantage by selling their phones too high, and we don’t want Realme to make the same mistakes.

We wish the Realme GT2 would launch for the same amount as the GT, so it could continue to undercut other brands. The GT 2 Pro may cost more, but we’d ideally like it to be cheaper than a Samsung Galaxy S22 or Xiaomi 12.

2. A Better Way to Buy It

The Realme GT was only available for purchase on AliExpress in Europe – it didn’t go on sale from Amazon, or Realme’s website, or telecom companies, or anyone else.

This made it difficult to buy, especially because AliExpress can be confusing and intimidating to strangers.

If Realme wants to be a big player in the West, its smartphones should be easy to buy.

3. Better Software

Realme phones run RealmeUI, a fork of Android, but what we’ve seen on some models is their bloatware.

Bloatware is the presence of pre-installed apps, usually the ones you don’t want, that companies have paid to have their apps on the software. The Realme UI is bad for this sort of thing.

Although you can remove these pre-installed apps, it takes some work, and it turns out to be a messy looking phone when you first boot it up. Let’s hope Realme loses some of the bloatware for the Realme GT2 family.

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