The Realme GT Neo 5 is the latest smartphone with 240W fast charging. The GT Neo 5 charges from 0 to 100% in under 10 minutes, providing unmatched convenience. Realme GT Neo 5 is a flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and display. However, It is only available in China for the time being.
The phone has been discussed since January, so it has been in the works for a long time. The brand first revealed the technology during MWC 2022, but the first hints of its existence appeared in 2021 when a 240W logo was certified through the USB logo program.
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Realme GT Neo 5 Two Variants to Choose From
The Realme GT Neo 5 comes in two different versions, one with 240W wired fast charging and the other with a “modest” 150W charging capacity. Both have a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 6.74″ 10-bit AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a resolution of 2772 x 1240 pixels.
The 240W version of the phone has 16GB of RAM and either 256GB or 1TB of storage. The 150W version, on the other hand, comes with either 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM but only 256GB of storage.
0 to 20% Charging in 8 Minutes
The 240W version of the Realme GT Neo 5 comes with a 4,600mAh battery and a 20V/12A charger, while the 150W version comes with a 5,000mAh battery and a 20V/8A charger. The company says that the 240W charger can charge the phone from 0% to 20% in just 80 seconds, from 0% to 50% in 4 minutes, and from 0% to 100% in less than 10 minutes.
The phone can also be charged with VOOC and SuperVOOC chargers that came out before. It appears to be the same tech Oppo revealed in a video almost a year ago; watch the video to see 240W charging in action.
Realme GT Neo 5 Colors and Cameras
The phone comes in three colors: white, black, and purple. On the back, next to the camera, there is a unique RGB rectangle. The primary camera has a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor, optical image stabilization (OIS), and a 6P lens with an aperture of f/1.9.
Realme GT Neo 5 Price and Release Date
Currently, the Realme GT Neo 5 is only available in China. That means its global release is not yet announced. However, we can expect the phone to be available in a few other markets by March 2023’s end. The 240W 16GB/256GB version costs CNY3,199 ($470), and the 150W 8GB/256GB version costs CNY2,499 ($368).
With the release of the Realme GT Neo 5, the company raised the bar for fast charging by offering 240W charging on its flagship device.
The ability to charge your phone in less than 10 minutes is undoubtedly appealing to consumers. However, there are some essential factors to consider. For starters, the fast charging speeds may affect the battery’s health over time. The 240W phone, according to Realme, can withstand up to 1,600 charges while retaining 80% of its capacity, roughly equivalent to four years of use.
Second, the safety of high-speed charging must be considered. Charging a small battery at 240W generates a significant amount of heat, and phones have exploded as a result. We don’t know how the battery and charging at 240W will hold up, but time will tell.