Realme’s GT Neo5 240W charging puts all other smartphones to shame


Over the years, we’ve come across various battery experiments where researchers have tried to create alternatives to lithium-ion batteries that not only last longer, but hold their charge for much longer as well.

Unfortunately, a lot of those experiments have yet to become commercial products and as such, we are still stuck with lithium-ion batteries in our phones. One consolation for this is that manufacturers have stepped up their game when it comes to charging speeds, but for now it looks like Realme has the crown.

The company has taken the wraps off its latest smartphone, the Realme GT Neo5 which comes with support for 240W charging. Yes, you heard that right, freaking 240W of charging. What this means is that this has enough power to juice a phone that’s dead at 0%, up to 20% in an eye-watering 80 seconds!

This is thanks to the use of the dual-GaN power adapter which pairs with a proprietary high-current USB-C that can deliver 20V/12A of power, which is then converted to 10V/24A through the use of three 100W power management chips. For those worried about what this could do to battery health, Realme claims that even after 1,600 cycles, battery health shouldn’t go lower than 80%.

As for the rest of the phone’s specs, we’re looking at a 6.74-inch AMOLED display which supports up to 144Hz refresh rate, 1,500Hz touch sampling rate, and an under-display fingerprint sensor. The phone will also be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which they have shown off through a translucent back panel that has an RGB light ring.

The phone also features a 16MP front-facing camera, and on the back there is a triple camera setup featuring a 50MP main and an 8MP ultrawide along with a 2MP macro. The Realme GT Neo5 is priced starting at 3,199 yuan for the 16GB RAM/256GB storage base model, and there are also plans to eventually bring it to international markets.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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