Realme has not officially launched the GT Neo 5, yet, but they have just confirmed that this phone will have 240W charging. This is the fastest charging speed under the USB Type-C standard. This will also mean that Realme has to use its own special USB cable. The USB cable has four 21AWG wires just to be able to handle the 240W.
They have also stated that the charging technology also offers up to 1600 battery charging cycles – making Realme GT Neo5 the first phone with 200W fast charging and above to offer such long battery health.
Sadly they have not confirmed any other specifications, but it has been reported that it will use last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is the upgraded chipset on the more efficient TSMC fabrication. It is also believed to have a 50 MP Sony IMX890 sensor and OIS.
The phone will launch in mainland China in February, with a global launch following later in the year.
Full Press Release:
Realme, today officially confirmed the launch of its realme GT Neo5 in mainland China. This all-new offering will feature 240W fast charging – the fastest charging speed under Type-C charging standard. And realme will be the first smartphone brand in the industry to mass produce the 240W fast charging technology.
The all-new 240W fast charging will feature a slew of cutting-edge charging solutions to ensure safe and blazing fast charging power, including:
- Innovative 240W charging architecture: the 240W charging technology will feature a safe, low voltage charging solution with a super high power conversion efficiency at 98.7%.
- World’s first 12A charging cable: customized with four 21AWG wires, realme GT Neo5 comes with a customized 12A charging cable – the highest standard cable in the industry.
- World’s first 240W dual GaN charging solution: realme GT Neo5 will feature a min-sized dual GaN charging components, which comes at 2.34W/CC power density – the highest in the industry.
Aside from the charging solution mentioned above, realme GT Neo5 also features a PS3-leveled fireproof design and 13 temperature sensors to monitor charging heat in real-time. The phone will also feature the industry's largest graphene heat dissipation system – up to 6580mm2 in total. With all these cutting-edge technologies above, the phone is tested under 85 Celsius temperature and up to 85% high humidity for 21 days of continually charging and power releasing, no safety issue found. The charging technology also offers up to 1600 battery charging cycles – making realme GT Neo5 the first phone with 200W fast charging and above to offer such long battery health.
realme has always been spearheaded in fast charging technology. In 2021, realme brought 67W fast charging to its mid-range offerings – realme Number Series, allowing many consumers to enjoy fast charging technology at a reasonable price point. realme is also the first brand in the industry to introduce 150W fast charging in early 2022, with its popular realme GT Neo 3 achieving a groundbreaking 20-minute charging time from 0 to 100%. realme is now taking fast charging technology to another level by becoming the first smartphone brand in the industry to mass produce 240W fast charging – the fastest charging speed under Type-C charging standard.
The all-new 240W fast charging will be featured on the realme GT Neo 5, which will be set to launch in mainland China in February 2023. 240W fast charging will be coming to the next flagship for the global market this year. Stay tuned for more announcements from realme.