Realme is set to unveil its flagship GT5 Pro, anticipated to be priced at CNY3,499 (approximately $490) on December 7th this year. According to GSM Arena, a reliable source has released many of the specifications of the upcoming Realme flagship:
“The info comes from Digital Chat Station, who is generally on point with such scoops, even if they didn’t reveal which online retailer posted the image. Meanwhile, more official teasers revealed the GT5 Pro will be the company’s first smartphone with wireless charging – supporting rapid 50 W rates too.”
The source is a user called Digital Chat Station on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website that has made similar predictions in the past. The reported specifications include a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and a 50 MP periscope telephoto camera featuring a Sony IMX890 sensor. Official teasers have confirmed the GT5 Pro as Realme’s first smartphone with wireless charging, supporting 50W charging rates, Digital Chat Station reports that the GT5 Pro will also be capable of 100W wired charging. As GSM Arena notes, Realme currently lacks a powerful wireless charger, suggesting a possible announcement of a high-capacity charger alongside the GT5 Pro.
At this price point, the Realme GT5 will be offering some impressive capabilities, most notably wireless charging, which is still usually reserved for higher priced smartphones. It is likely that with the release of the GT5 Pro we can expect to see more Realme smartphones with wireless charging capabilities as well as Realme staring to offer its own wireless chargers. This won’t be a huge boost to the wireless charging market by itself, however, if other lower priced smartphones follow this example, wireless chargers can expect to see an increase in popularity. Like other Chinese smartphone brands, Realme seem to be eschewing the Qi wireless charging standard in favour of faster charging speeds. Interestingly, if the source is correct, the GT5 Pro will feature slower wired charging than the standard GT5 which is capable of 150W wired charging. There are a few different reasons that may have caused this, including potential issues with long term battery life, a more efficient phone requiring a smaller battery, or potentially diminishing returns on the usefulness of ever-increasing charging speeds. Whatever the reason, if this trend is seen across the smartphone market, it will have an impact upon the number of power adapters shipping at higher powers.
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