Realme has taken the wraps off its latest flagship model Realme GT5 Pro, packing top-shelf power and an array of photography innovations headlined by the company’s new “Super Imaging” camera system. Starting at 3,399 RMB ($490), the GT5 Pro sets its sights on more premium territory while retaining Realme’s reputation for performance that belies accessible pricing.
Visually, the aluminum-framed GT5 Pro sports Realme’s signature slick and minimalist aesthetic, with a subtly curved front display and glossy rear logo balancing the large, rectangular camera housing up top, smartphone comes in nano-leather clad Crimson Red and Moon White options, or a techy Black variant with star-flash AG glass.
That eye-catching rear module contains Realme’s intriguing new imaging hardware, but more on that later. On the front, consumers are treated to a curved 6.78-inch flexible 1.5K AMOLED panel with Realme’s “Pro-XDR” tech for heightened brightness and high dynamic range (HDR) playback. Screen runs at a buttery smooth 144Hz maximum refresh rate with LTPO intelligent adjustment down to 0.5Hz for major power savings.
Unlocking comes courtesy of speedy in-display fingerprint or face scanning, while a unique palm recognition feature provides a novel hands-free authentication method. Simply hold your hand 2-3cm from the selfie camera and the GT5 Pro will identify your palm print to securely sign you in.
But the real star of the show is what lies under the hood – Qualcomm’s cutting-edge Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. Equipped with advanced AI capabilities and gaming optimizations via the Adreno GPU, the flagship platform sits at the very pinnacle of Android performance. Realme augments it with a hearty 12GB of memory and roomy 256GB internal storage by default.
Sustaining that immense power is a equally large 5,400mAh battery augmented by 100W wired and 50W wireless flash charging, also implements a new SuperVOOC power management chip to further enhance charging intelligence and efficiency.
Now, let’s spotlight the imaging capabilities enabled by Realme’s new Super Imaging co-processor. Predictably, the main 50MP f/1.69 Sony LYT-808 sensor captures crisp (OnePlus 12 also use the main cam sensor), detailed shots, dedicated imaging NPU fuses together multiple frames using multi-frame synthesis to lift dynamic range and preserve highlight and shadow details in challenging high contrast scenes. Videos shine too, with 8K recording and Dolby Vision HDR 4K video at the GT5 Pro’s disposal.
Telephoto needs are handled by a 3x optical zoom 50MP f/2.7, 1/1.56″ Sony IMX890 sensor camera, while an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle lens expands creative framing opportunities. Night mode enhancements and improved HDR processing round out Realme’s “Super Imaging” pitch.
On paper, the feature-packed Realme GT5 Pro brings a tantalizing blend of bleeding-edge power, rapid charging, and photographic innovations to the table – all at an agreeable price point. We’ll have to put its promising imaging, palm unlocking, and slick 144Hz display through their paces to see whether Realme’s latest can challenge the Android elite. But make no mistake, with the GT5 Pro, Realme’s aspirations stand taller than ever.