Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

You read that right. The new Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a suitcase inspired back cover. Why? Because, explorer. And you know what? It’s looking pretty dope – that’s if you don’t slip a case on. Actually, no. It has a matching case to continue the suitcase theme even with a phone case on which is a nice touch.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

What makes the Realme GT Master Explorer‘s design special is, it was penned by renowned designer, Naoto Fukasawa, best known for his work with Muji’s products.

As with most flagship devices in the market, the other differentiating feature is the imaging where it employs a 50 MP Sony IMX766 main sensor as found in competing flagships like the OnePlus 9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

The imaging is not just about a big 1/1.56” OIS-equipped sensor; it further boasts an exclusive street photography model developed in collaboration with Ricoh photography ambassador, as well as exclusive NOMO CAM street shooting filter co-produced with, well, NOMO CAM.

Other cameras include a 16 MP Sony super wide angle lens item and a 2 MP macro lens camera, plus a 32 MP Sony IMX615 sensor front-facing camera.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

However, it does not get the blessing of Qualcomm high-end SD 888; instead it has a quasi-flagship SoC, the SD870 5G, paired to up to 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

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The display is a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.55-inch Samsung AMOLED curved screen that offers FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) resolution and 480 Hz touch sampling rate.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

The phone is outfitted with a 4,500 mAh that supports 65 W smart flash charging. And yes, it does come with a 65 W (10V/6.5A) power brick.

Beyond those, the rest of the specs are pretty rudimentary, including the usual like dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2 and you know, the usual.

The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition is available to order in China with a starting price of 2,899 yuan (roughly US$447). So, yeah, it is sub $500 – a thing that seems like a distant past.

Images: Realme [CH].