Realme launched the Realme GT 5G smartphone officially in China yesterday. The device features a 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, packs Snapdragon 888 SoC, 64MP primary camera, and offers 5G connectivity support. At the same event, Realme’s VP Xu Qi has given a clue regarding the additional device coming in the new GT family. The smartphone is said to be the Realme GT Neo, which will be coming up with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 chipset, instead of Snapdragon 888 which Realme GT uses. With this confirmation, we get a clear idea that the Realme GT Neo will compete with Redmi’s upcoming gaming phone which is even said to implement MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 SoC.
Realme GT Neo Confirmed to Use MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC
As mentioned above, at the end of yesterday’s Realme GT event, Realme VP Xu Qi teased the upcoming Realme GT Neo smartphone. The PPT showcased, in the end, had mention of the device’s name including a keyword Dimensity 1200. This does give a confirmation that Realme GT Neo will house Dimensity 1200 SoC. MediaTek had announced the Dimensity 1200 chipset along with Dimensity 1100 last month.
The Dimensity 1200 is an octa-core SoC that is manufactured using a 6nm process. The SoC makes use of a tri-cluster CPU architecture that has a 1+3+4 octa-core configuration. The processor includes the use of one 3 GHz Cortex-A78 core, three 2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 cores, and four 2 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The chipset is aided with a Mali-G77MC9 GPU. The SoC has support for up to 168 Hz display refresh rate and camera sensors up to 200MP.
Moving to the Realme GT Neo details, its specs remain unknown as of now. As far as the launch of the phone goes, it isn’t even known at the moment. However, given a clear confirmation by MediaTek during Dimensity 1200 launch, we can expect the Realme GT Neo to debut sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April. Now, that the Realme GT Neo is confirmed to use Dimensity 1200 chipset, it will directly compare with Redmi’s upcoming gaming phone which is even said to use the same processor. Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing had confirmed back in January that it will launch at least two devices with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.
Lu Weibing even had affirmed that its first gaming smartphone will bring a flagship-grade e-sports experience, and you can expect the device to have an expensive price tag. No details regarding the launch of the upcoming Redmi phone is known as of now. However, now both Realme and Redmi has confirmed to bring Dimesity 1200 smartphone to the market, it will be worth seeing which company actually jumps the gun first and brings the handset soon to the market.
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