The Realme GT line stands out for offering advanced features at a fraction of the price. These phones do it so well that they sometimes rival our best Android phones and even top phone lists, so we can’t wait for the Realme GT 3.
We may not have to wait long as this powerful phone could land in early 2023. Below we take a more detailed look at the likely release date and possible price, as well as what little we’ve heard about its specs and features.
As soon as we hear more, we’ll add it to this article, but in the meantime, you’ll also find a list of the things we’re most looking forward to from the Realme GT 3.
To the point
- What is this? Another powerful mid ranger from Realme
- when is it coming out? Probably early 2023
- How much does it cost? Expect an average price
Realme GT 3: release date and price
We don’t know when the Realme GT 3 will arrive, but early 2023 is likely, given that the Realme GT 2 was announced in January 2022 and the original Realme GT landed in March 2021.
Given that most phones launch about a year after their predecessors, our best guess is January 2023, but sometime in the early months of the year seems very likely anyway.
We don’t yet know how much the Realme GT 3 will cost, but the Realme GT 2 started at £499 (around AU$660, AU$885), so a similar price point is possible.
But as you can tell from the price conversion, the previous model wasn’t available everywhere, so while the Realme GT 3 – and any siblings like the Realme GT 3 Pro – will likely land in the UK, we’re less sure about other regions.
Realme GT 3: news and leaks
There’s not much news on the Realme GT 3 yet, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been announced, and while Realme hasn’t confirmed it will be using this chipset in upcoming phones, it likely will, as the Realme GT 2 Pro used the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 a year earlier.
So we’d think there’s a good chance the Realme GT 3 Pro will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, although based on the previous form factor, the standard Realme GT 3 could be stuck with an older chipset – perhaps the 8 Gen 1 or 8 Plus Gen 1.
The new Gen 2 chipset is likely to be the most powerful chipset we’ll see in Android phones in at least the first half of 2023, so the Realme GT 3 Pro won’t slouch if it uses that silicon.
What we want to see
While the Realme GT 2 is great – reaching 4.5 stars in our review – there’s always room for improvement, so we want to see the following in the Realme GT 3.
1. Better secondary cameras
The Realme GT 2’s main camera is great, but we found the ultra-wide middle and macro to be just plain bad, so there’s definitely room for improvement on the Realme GT 3.
We’d love to see real improvements to the ultra-wide camera, and ideally, the macro shooter should be replaced with a telephoto one, or just removed altogether, so Realme can focus on delivering two really good cameras.
2. More polished software
While the Realme GT 2’s interface is overall both clean and customizable, it’s not as polished as we’d like, and there were a lot of bugs in our review.
This lack of attention to detail has been disappointing, and while improvements may have been made since launch, we’d love to see a polished, bug-free interface from day one on the Realme GT 3.
3. Improved battery life
The Realme GT 2 doesn’t have terrible battery life, but it’s not great either, especially at a 120Hz refresh rate – which you’ll probably want to do if you’ve spent money on a phone with this feature.
So we’d love to see improvements in the Realme GT 3. The good news is that this could easily be achievable because at 4,500mAh, the Realme GT 2’s battery isn’t massive, so there should be room for a larger next model.
4. Wireless charging
While the Realme GT 2 charges at a decent 65W when plugged in, it doesn’t charge wirelessly at all, which is a shame for a phone that has plenty of other advanced specs and features.
This omission is likely one of the ways Realme has kept costs down, and the relatively affordable price is one of the GT 2’s main selling points, so we’d love to see that continue. But if it’s even possible to add wireless charging to the Realme GT 3, we’d love to do that too.
Another likely cost-cutting measure is the Realme GT 2’s lack of water resistance rating, but while it’s not a super expensive phone, it’s still expensive enough that we’d like to make sure it survives a splash.
So let’s hope the Realme GT 3 will be waterproof, especially since it’s a fairly common feature on mid-range and high-end phones these days. It is certainly a feature that would help the Realme GT 3 stand out from its predecessors and rank among the best Realme phones.