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Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and GT Master Edition phones with suitcase-like design launched

Realme's new GT Master Explorer Edition brings the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 camera that is also there on the OnePlus 9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro.

Story highlights
  • Realme GT Master Exploration Edition is the company's latest phone with 65W fast charging.
  • The GT Master Exploration Edition uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor.
  • The phone also uses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has finally arrived as the first smartphone in the company's kitty to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. At the event held exclusively in China, Realme launched the fourth smartphone in the GT series, which the company said will sit atop all other models in the phone hierarchy. A special variant of both Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and the Master Edition has been designed by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, who also previously designed Realme's previous Master Edition phones. The GT Master Explorer Edition also uses the same camera as that on the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Oppo Find X3 Pro.

At the launch event, Realme introduced two different designs for the GT Master Explorer Edition. The one that Fukasawa has designed looks like a miniature briefcase with small bumps on the backside. This model is called Suitcase and comes in apricot and grey colours. The other one has a plain, shiny finish on the back and this design has Dawn and Snow Mountain colour options. Besides, Realme has partnered with Kodak for camera enhancements on the GT Master Explorer Edition.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and GT Master Edition price

The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition comes in two storage configurations. The one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage costs CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs 33,400) but it is going to be available at a discounted price of CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs 32,200) for a limited time. There is another variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and this one costs CNY 3,199, which translates to roughly Rs 36,900.

The Realme GT Master Edition, on the other hand, comes in 128GB and 256GB storage configurations, while the RAM remains the same. The price starts at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs 27,700). This phone comes in Suitcase grey, Snow Mountain, and Dawn colours only.

Realme has not said a word about launching the GT Master Explorer Edition and the GT Master Edition in markets outside of China, such as India.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition specifications

The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G processor, which is a slightly better version of last year's Snapdragon 865. There is an Adreno 650 GPU for graphics on the phone and a maximum clock speed of 3.2GHz on the chipset. There is up to 12GB of RAM on the phone, but Realme is giving an option to expand the RAM virtually using some portion of the internal storage. Using this feature, you can expand the RAM by 7GB, which means you can have as much as 19GB of RAM on the phone. The phone comes with a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz. It also has an in-display optical fingerprint sensor. Realme GT Master Explorer Edition comes with Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0.

For photography, the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition uses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor on the primary camera. This camera uses the NOMO CAM street-shooting filter that comes straight from the house of Kodak, a company that was once popular for its point-and-shoot cameras. The main camera also supports optical image stabilisation for videos. The rear camera system also includes a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel third camera. For selfies, the phone comes with a 32-megapixel camera that resides inside the punch-hole. The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a 4500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging, which means you can top up the battery in less than 40 minutes. The phone has dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, but lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is 8mm thick and weighs around 185 grams.

Realme GT Master Edition specifications

The Realme GT Master Edition comes with a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with Full-HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. It uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It has a 64-megapixel camera on the backside, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. There is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera on the phone. This phone does not have stereo speakers but supports Hi-Res Audio. It has a 4300mAh battery that, too, charges at up to 65W.