You have seen the teasers, and now, they are finally here. realme Philippines has just launched its newest mid-range contender – realme GT Master Edition, and its first ever laptop, realme Book. These highly-anticipated products were introduced through a livestream at the brand’s Facebook and YouTube accounts and are testaments of the brand’s mission of delivering premium experiences without the exorbitant price tag.
realme GT Master Edition
With one of its variants designed by Naoto Fukasawa, realme GT Master Edition is the brand’s newest mid-range flagship, and runs on the industry-leading Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC, backed by 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Content is shown on a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate.
For optics, there’s a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide unit, and a 2MP macro lens. The front camera utilizes a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor.
The device runs realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11 and packs a 4,300mAh battery with 65W SuperDart wired fast-charging via a USB-C port. Other features include a dedicated vapor chamber cooling system, and Dynamic RAM Expansion technology (up to 5GB).
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G|
|Camera system||64MP Main, f/1.8|
|119° Ultra-wide, 8MP, f/2.3|
|4cm Macro, 2MP, f/2.4|
|Display||6.43”120Hz Samsung AMOLED Fullscreen|
|Dual-cell design, 3C certification|
|Weight||Voyager Grey (designed by Naoto Fukasawa)- 180g|
|Daybreak Blue – 174g|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, NFC, dual 5G, bluetooth|
|Color option||Voyager Grey & Daybreak Blue|
|RAM||8GB + up to 5GB Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology|
|OS||Android 11 + realme UI 2.0|
Designed for young professionals, realme Book boasts an aluminum alloy body design and comes in Real Silver and Real Blue colors. It’s got a 14-inch 2K Full Vision display that boasts 400 nits brightness and covers 100% of the sRGB color space.
Under the hood is an Intel Core i3-1115G4 with Intel UHD Graphics or a Core i5-1135G7 with Intel Iris Xe graphics, along with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either a 256GB or a 512GB PCIe SSD. It features the Dual-fan Storm Cooling System for sustaining peak performance.
It also features 65W PD Super-Fast Charge which charges the 54Wh battery to 50% in 30 minutes. The 65W adapter can also charge compatible devices at up to 30W (Dart Charge).
|Version||i3 Version||i5 Version|
|Display||14 inches||14 inches|
|Type: LCD(IPS)||Type: LCD(IPS)|
|Screen-to-body Ratio: 90%||Screen-to-body Ratio: 90%|
|Aspect Ratio: 3:2||Aspect Ratio: 3:2|
|Resolution: 2160 × 1440||Resolution: 2160 × 1440|
|Brightness: 400 nits Peak Brightness||Brightness: 400 nits Peak Brightness|
|330 nits Typical Brightness||330 nits Typical Brightness|
|Color Gamut: 100% sRGB||Color Gamut: 100% sRGB|
|Contrast Ratio: 1500: 1(Typical)||Contrast Ratio: 1500: 1(Typical)|
|Viewing Angle: 170°||Viewing Angle: 170°|
|Processor & Graphics||11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4||11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7|
|Intel UHD Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Memory||8GB Dual channel 3733MHz LPDDR4x RAM||8GB Dual channel 4266MHz LPDDR4x RAM|
|Charging||65W PD Super-Fast Charge||65W PD Super-Fast Charge|
|50% Battery in 30 Minutes||50% Battery in 30 Minutes|
|65W Adapter (Compatible 30W Dart Charge)||65W Adapter (Compatible 30W Dart Charge)|
|Battery||54Wh (Typical) Large Battery||54Wh (Typical) Large Battery|
|Dimensions||Length: 307.21 mm||Length: 307.21 mm|
|Width: 228.96 mm||Width: 228.96 mm|
|Height: 14.9 mm (thickest point: 15.5mm)||Height: 14.9 mm (thickest point: 15.5mm)|
|Weight: Approx. 1.38 kg||Weight: Approx. 1.38 kg|
|i3 Version: WIFI 5: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/Wi-Fi 5||i5 Version: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/Wi-Fi 5/WI-FI 6|
|2.4 GHz and 5 GHz||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz|
|2 x 2 MIMO||2 x 2 MIMO|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.2|
|Ports||USB-C 3.2 × 2 Gen 2||Thunderbolt 4/ USB 4|
|USB-A 3.1 Gen 1||USB-C 3.2 Gen 2|
|3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack||USB-A 3.1 Gen 1|
|3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack|
|Keyboard & Trackpad||3-level Backlit Keyboard||3-level Backlit Keyboard|
|Large Multi-touch Trackpad||Large Multi-touch Trackpad|
|Power Button||Fingerprint Power Button||Fingerprint Power Button|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pre-installed||Windows 10 Pre-installed|
|Free Upgrade to Windows 11||Free Upgrade to Windows 11|
|Camera||In-built HD Camera||In-built HD Camera|
|Audio||2 HARMAN Speakers||2 HARMAN Speakers|
|2 Microphones||2 Microphones|
|Featured Applications||PC Connect||PC Connect|
|In the Box||realme Book||realme Book|
|65 W USB-C Power Adapter||65 W USB-C Power Adapter|
|USB-C Charger Cable||USB-C Charger Cable|
|Quick Start Guide||Quick Start Guide|
|Warranty Card||Warranty Card|
Pricing and Availability
realme GT Master Edition
|Variant||SRP||Flash Sale Price||Where to Buy|
|8GB + 128GB||PhP18,990||PhP17,490, September 24 (Whole Day),||Lazada|
|8GB + 256GB||PhP21,990||PhP19,990, September 24 (Whole Day)||Lazada|
Offline pre-orders can be done from September 24 to October 1 for the 8GB+256GB variant. Units can be claimed on October 2 and 3 (those who will pre-order will also receive a FREE realme Smart Scale).
|Variant||SRP||Pre-Order Price||Pre-Order Period|
|Core i3 (8GB+256GB)||PhP37,990||PhP29,990||September 24 to 29 via Lazada|
|Core i5 (8GB+512GB)||PhP47,990||PhP41,990||September 24 to 29 via Lazada|
Note that you’ll need to pay a minimum of 10% down payment to secure your pre-order.
realme Book will also be available in all Silicon Valley stores starting October 1, with freebies worth PhP5,500 that include a 1-year Microsoft Office 365 subscription, a realme laptop bag, and a mouse.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.