First phone with 150W charging doesn’t sacrifice battery health

TL; DR

  • Realme has announced the GT Neo 3 in China.
  • This is the first phone with support for 150W charging.
  • Luckily, it looks like battery degradation won’t be a big issue here.

OnePlus and Realme announced plans to offer 150W charging at MWC 2022, promising another high-speed charging upgrade. Turns out Realme is first in line, as it just announced the Realme GT Neo 3 150W in China.

The GT Neo 3 150W device promises a 50% charge for its 4,500 mAh battery in just five minutes. However, the company did not reveal the charging time from zero to 100%.

Nonetheless, Realme claims that the battery health of the phone does not suffer when using 150W charging. Specifically, the manufacturer claims that the phone still maintains at least 80% battery health after 1,600 charge cycles (equivalent to approximately four years). This compares very favorably to something like the 120W Xiaomi 11T Pro, which maintains 80% battery health after 800 cycles. And yes, you get a 150W charger in the box.

What else should you know?

Otherwise, the rest of the phone is definitely an upper mid-range proposition. The GT Neo 3 brings a 5nm Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chipset that targets the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 870, along with a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED display (with Gorilla Glass 5).

Realme’s phone also sports a 50MP IMX766 main camera (with OIS), an 8MP ultra-wide lens (119-degree field of view), and a 2MP macro camera. Selfies are handled by a 16MP camera in a center-mounted punch-hole cutout.

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Other notable features include 360-degree NFC support, 5G+5G dual SIM, dual stereo speakers, Realme UI 3.0 on Android 12, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor with fingerprint functionality. heart rate monitoring.

Realme says the GT Neo 3 150W variant is available in China starting at 2,699 yuan (~$424) for the 8GB/256GB variant, while the 12GB/256GB variant will set you back 2,899 yuan (~$456). $). The company is also selling a GT Neo 3 with 80W charging, starting at 1,999 yuan (~$314) for the 6GB/128GB option.

Either way, you can get the phone in blue with white racing stripes (called Le Mans), white with black racing stripes (called Silverstone), and an all-black variant called Cyclonus Black.