Realme’s flagship smartphone, the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition, will not be available in India, according to company CEO Madhav Sheth. Sheth stated in the most recent edition of one of his regular interaction sessions that the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition will not be launched in India. Instead, the company will bring the GT Neo 2 smartphone to the country, which is also a premium offering from its stable. According to reports, the latter will be available in a Mint Green colour option, and the Realme Buds Air 2 will also be available in a new green colour option.
The Realme GT Neo 2 in question is a gaming-focused smartphone that was recently launched in China. While a launch date for the smartphone in India has yet to be announced, speculations suggest that Realme may introduce it during the upcoming festive season. The device is one of the company’s higher-end smartphones, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It has a 6.62-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate on the front. It has a 64MP triple rear camera setup on the back and a 5,000mAh battery with 65W SuperDart charging powers the phone.
While this results in a fairly capable and competitive smartphone, it remains to be seen how fans of the brand will react to the GT Master Explorer Edition’s absence from the country. The latter, on the other hand, has a comparable feature set. It uses the same chipset and comes with the same RAM and storage options. It has a 6.55-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 50MP triple camera setup on the back. A 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging powers this, making the two phones nearly identical on almost every level.
It will be interesting to see how the company prices its upcoming smartphone in the future. When the Realme GT Neo 2 is released in India, it is expected to compete with smartphones like the Vivo X60 series, the OnePlus 9R, and the Xiaomi Mi 11X. As a result, potential buyers can expect to pay between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000.