The Realme GT line excels at offering high-end features for a fraction of the price. These phones do it so well that they’re sometimes contenders for our best Android phones and even best phones lists, so we’re looking forward to the Realme GT 3.
We might not have to wait much longer, as this power-packed handset could land as early as 2023. Below we’ll take a closer look at what we’ve heard about its specs, along with a possible release date and possible price. and features.
As we hear more, we’ll add it to this article, but in the meantime you’ll also find a list of the things we want most from the Realme GT 3.
Cut to the chase
- what is this The next powerful mid-ranger from Realme
- When is he out? Probably early 2023
- How much will it cost? Expect mid-range pricing
Realme GT 3: Release Date and Price
We don’t know when the Realme GT 3 will launch but early 2023 seems likely, as the Realme GT 2 was announced in January 2022 and the original Realme GT landed in March 2021.
Given that most phones launch a year after their predecessors, our best guess is January 2023, but it looks like sometime in the first few months of the year.
We don’t yet know what the Realme GT 3 will cost, but the Realme GT 2 starts at £499 (around $660, AU$885), so a similar price is likely.
But as you’ll gather from the price conversions there, the previous model wasn’t available everywhere, so whether the Realme GT 3 – and any siblings like the Realme GT 3 Pro – might land in the UK, we’re less sure. About other regions.
Realme GT 3: News and Leaks
There isn’t much in the way of news on the Realme GT 3 yet, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been announced, and Realme hasn’t confirmed that it will use this chipset in the upcoming phone, but it’s likely that it will, like the Realme GT 2. The Pro used Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 a year ago.
So we think there’s a high chance that the Realme GT 3 Pro will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, although based on previous looks, the standard Realme GT 3 might be stuck with an older chipset – perhaps the 8 Gen 1 or the 8 Plus Gen 1.
The new Gen 2 is likely to be the most powerful chipset we’ll see in an Android phone until at least the first half of 2023, so the Realme GT 3 Pro won’t cut it if it uses silicon.
What do you want to see?
As excellent as the Realme GT 2 is – earning 4.5 stars in our review – there’s always room for improvement, so here’s what we’d like to see with the Realme GT 3.
1. Better secondary cameras
The Realme GT 2’s main camera is great, but we found ultra-wide middling and macro to be downright poor, so the Realme GT 3 definitely has room for improvement here.
We’d like to see a real improvement to the ultra-wide camera, and ideally the macro snapper to either be replaced by a telephoto or removed altogether, so that Realme can focus on delivering two really good cameras.
2. More polished software
While the interface on the Realme GT 2 is generally clean and customizable, it’s not as polished as we’d like and suffered from a number of bugs during our review.
This lack of attention to detail was disappointing, and although improvements have been made since launch, we’d like to see a polished, bug-free interface on the Realme GT 3 from day one.
3. Improved battery life
The Realme GT 2 doesn’t have terrible battery life but it’s not great either, especially when using the 120Hz refresh rate – which you’ll want to do if you’ve spent the money on a phone with this feature.
So we would like to see improvements for Realme GT 3 there. The good news is that it’s easily achievable, because at 4,500mAh, the Realme GT 2’s battery isn’t huge, so there should be room for a larger battery. Next model.
4. Wireless charging
While the Realme GT 2 charges at a respectable 65W when plugged in, it doesn’t charge wirelessly at all, which is a shame for a phone that packs so many other high-end specs and features.
This omission is probably a way for Realme to keep the price down, and the relatively affordable price is one of the main selling points of the GT2, so we’d like to see it continue. But if Realme GT 3 could also add wireless charging, we’d love that too.
5. Water resistance
Another potential cost-cutting measure comes from the Realme GT 2 not having a water resistance rating, but while it’s not a super-expensive phone, it’s still expensive enough to want to be sure it can survive a splash.
So hopefully the Realme GT 3 will have water resistance, especially since it’s a common feature in mid-range-and-above phones now. This is definitely a feature that will help the Realme GT 3 stand out from its predecessors and rank among the best Realme phones.