In 2021, Realme hit the 100 million phone sales milestone, hitting that number faster than any other brand to date. It did so thanks to exceptional sales in the economy segment – its devices are among the most budget Android phones – offering a caliber of hardware and software similar to that of Xiaomi.
Realme pulls out a parcel devices during the year, but it looks like it will fortunately not do so for 2022, but instead will focus on a few differentiated devices that stand out in each category. To kick off, Realme announced that it will unveil the GT 2 series in China on January 4, with a global launch following shortly thereafter.
Realme is clearly excited about the GT 2 series, calling it “the brand’s most premium flagship range”. That’s understandable considering that the GT 2 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest 4nm beast, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Realme will be one of the first manufacturers to roll out a device with the latest Qualcomm additions, falling narrowly to Xiaomi, which launches the Xiaomi 12 series a week earlier on December 28.
That said, the GT 2 series seems intriguing for several reasons. Obviously, the hardware should be on par with what Samsung will offer with the Galaxy S22 series, but Realme has turned its attention to design in 2021, rolling out some unique devices that stand out from the crowd. Earlier this year, the brand released the Realme GT Master Edition, and it’s one of the prettiest devices in the mid-range category.
I haven’t had a chance to talk about the Realme GT Master Edition, but the device has a differentiated design based on a Muji case, and it looks pretty cool. Realme has collaborated with famous industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa on the GT Master Edition, and the brand has confirmed that it will continue this collaboration until 2022 with the GT 2 series.
On that front, Realme has shared that the GT 2 series will feature a unique back cover made of eco-friendly materials, so it will be interesting to see how this phone turns out. If it’s as good as the GT Master Edition, we should be in for a treat. As for other details, the phone will feature a wide-angle lens on the back with a 150-degree field of view.
I’ll share more details once we get closer to launch, including details on when the GT 2 Series hits global markets.
These are the best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases you can buy
If you’ve just bought yourself a Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone, you probably want to make sure it’s as protected as possible. So here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases we’ve found – and most of them are very affordable!