Realme’s extremely green GT Neo 2 flagship has a Snapdragon 870 for $425

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Also 120Hz OLED screen and ‘Street Photography Mode’

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Realme has launched its latest flagship phone GT Neo 2 for India. It’s similar to the impressive Realme GT that arrived in Europe a few months back – it’s better in some ways but worse in others. Depending on your tastes, you’ll probably feel quite strongly about which bucket the neon green version pictured above comes in. (It also comes in black and blue.)

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While the GT has a Snapdragon 888 processor, the GT Neo 2 is built around the 870. It’s basically Qualcomm’s speed-bumped version of the 865 Plus, which was a faster version of last year’s flagship chip – the main core now runs at 3.2GHz. Realme says that the new vapor cooling system of the GT Neo 2 is 30 percent larger and 20 percent more efficient, using stainless steel as well as copper. The phone includes 5G connectivity, though the 5G network is yet to be switched on in India.

The display is slightly larger than the GT, measuring 6.62 inches. It is a 1080p OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate. The battery is even bigger than the GT’s 5,000mAh, up from 4,500mAh, and the GT Neo 2 still has Realme’s 65W SuperDart fast charging. Realme says it should take 36 minutes to fill from 0 to 100 percent. There’s still no wireless charging, including the new magnetic Magdart system that has yet to be included in any commercial device.

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Like the GT, the triple camera system includes a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Realme is rolling out the GT Neo 2’s Street Photography mode, which adds some film simulation filters along with boosting shutter response and focus performance.

The Realme GT Neo 2 will be available in India later this week. Its cost is Rs. 31,999 (~$425) for the model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, or you can get the 12GB/256GB variant for Rs. 35,999 (~$475).

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