Yesterday Realme presented the GT Neo5 duo in China – a version with 150 watts and one with 240 watts of fast charging. This makes the GT Neo5 currently the fastest charging smartphone in the world. In addition, Realme has already confirmed that the technology will be launched on the global market later this month. However, not in the Neo5, but in the Realme GT3.
This leaves us with at least the GT Neo5 150W version for the international markets in addition to the new Realme GT3. But it’s also possible that the GT3 will simply become a rebranded GT Neo5. That would be a first between the Neo and GT series though. The basis for charging with 240 watts is not only the 240 watt dual GaN mini charger developed by Realme. A normal USB-C cable won’t work either – you need a special charging cable from Realme, which can transfer the current of 12 amps. Thanks to the GaN technology, the charger is reasonably compact. A standard 240-watt charger would take up significantly more space.
The Realme GT Neo5 is equipped with a 4,600 mAh battery and there is a good chance that this is also installed in the Realme GT3. According to the Chinese manufacturer, there are more than 60 protection mechanisms. It is also the first battery that supports charging with more than 200 watts. That has been officially certified for durability by TÜV Rheinland. After 1,600 charging cycles, 80% of the original capacity should still be available.
Realme had already opted for two versions with 80 watts and 150 watts of charging power for the predecessor Realme GT Neo3. Again, the faster version has the smaller 4,500 mAh Li-Po battery (instead of 5,000 mAh).