This is getting ridiculous. Realme has conscionable announced a caller smartphone, nan Realme GT Neo 5, that supports up to 240W accelerated charging. According to GSMArena, that will make it nan fastest charging smartphone connected nan market, faster than nan 210W offered by nan Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, and almost 100W faster than nan 150W charging offered by OnePlus devices for illustration nan 10T. 240W is successful statement pinch nan latest USB powerfulness spec announced by nan USB-IF successful 2021.
In applicable terms, we’re really hitting nan constituent of diminishing returns pinch accelerated charging wattage this precocious connected smartphones. Realme advertises that nan GT Neo 5’s 4,600mAh artillery tin beryllium charged to 100 percent successful 9 and a half minutes acknowledgment to its 240W charging. That’s ace fast, but it’s besides fundamentally nan aforesaid arsenic what Redmi was claiming nan 210W charging connected nan Note 12 Discovery Edition could execute past twelvemonth (although admittedly it has a somewhat smaller 4,300mAh battery). If you’re aft a partial charge, Realme’s caller telephone tin deed 20 percent successful 80 seconds, and 50 percent successful 4 minutes.
Here’s an onstage demo of nan RealMe GT Neo 5’s fast-charging successful action:
Realme is owned by BBK Electronics, nan aforesaid institution that owns Oppo and OnePlus. Oppo really showed disconnected a 240W fast-charging solution astatine Mobile World Congress 2022, which this caller Realme telephone is presumably using. 240W accelerated charging is yet to look successful a commercialized Oppo aliases OnePlus phone.
The Realme GT Neo 5 has only been announced for nan Chinese marketplace for now, wherever it’ll really beryllium sold successful a mates of different charging configurations. The 240W type is, arsenic you’d expect, nan much costly of nan two. Prices commencement astatine 3,199 yuan (around $472) for 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s besides a type pinch “slower” 150W charging, though interestingly it has a somewhat larger 5,000mAh battery. The 150W exemplary starts astatine 2,599 yuan (around $383) pinch 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Otherwise, nan GT Neo 5 is simply a reasonably modular Android device. It has a 6.74-inch 1240p 144Hz OLED display, and runs past year’s flagship Qualcomm processor, nan Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. There are 3 rear cameras, but while nan main sensor is 50 megapixels, nan ultrawide is only 8 megapixels successful resolution, and nan macro sensor is constricted to conscionable 2 megapixels. It’s disposable successful white, black, aliases purple.
There’s nary connection yet connected world readiness and pricing, but pinch Mobile World Congress group to return spot successful conscionable a mates of week’s clip successful Barcelona, I wouldn’t beryllium amazed if we heard much then. Based connected Realme’s erstwhile releases, however, I’m not expecting nan telephone to get an charismatic merchandise successful North America.