Since its launch in 2018, Realme has been developing consistently. Its sales arrived at record levels in Q3 2021 when it sent more than 16 million units in the midst of a world-wide component shortage. Since the time Realme reported its first lead phone last month — the GT 2 Pro — we’ve been anxious to know when we can get our hands on it. Fortunately, we presently know when it will be available, essentially in China.
The organization tweeted out the news early earlier today: the official launch date for China is January 4, 2022. While we don’t have further subtleties presently on international plans for the GT 2 Pro, the organization has made no secret of its desire to grow its markets.
This news lands closely following the Realme’s Innovation Foward GT 2 Series special event on YouTube, published earlier this week. The 25-minute video covered new hardware insights regarding the forthcoming phone series. We’d heard a few murmurs regarding camera specs, however the video provides us with our first affirmation of a 150° ultra-wide camera and a new fish-eye mode.
Realme likewise teases some fancy antenna tech for GT 2 phones, with an array on all sides, as well as technology to allow fast switching between them to upgrade signal reception. The new phones will likewise have three-antenna, “360°” NFC, apparently taking into consideration simpler and faster touch-to-pay purchases.
Realme is calling its design philosophy here “Paper Tech Master Design” and it’s again enrolled the assistance of award-winning industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa to make a smooth white design with a back case made of a bio-based material. The organization is stretching out this eco-centric design to its product packaging, decreasing the plastic content from more than 21% to under 1%, and changing to a sustainable soy-based ink.
Despite the fact that we don’t know when the GT 2 Series will see a global release, assuming the launch of the GT prior this year is anything to go by, we might have to wait a few months.