realme, one of the latest entrants to Kenya’s smartphone market, having been in the market for just over a year, has upped the stakes by introducing one of its most premium smartphone series, the realme GT Master Edition series, in Kenya.
The realme GT Master Edition series comprises the realme GT Master Edition and the realme GT Explorer Master Edition. The latter is the superior device.
According to realme, the GT series is set to become its flagship smartphone series in the future.
The two devices, while sharing things like the design language – they are both designed by the award-winning famous Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa – do vary greatly feature-wise.
For instance, the Explorer Master Edition gets the high-end Snapdragon 870 5G, 12GB RAM, a bigger (6.5-inch) display that is HDR10+ certified and protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and a pair of 50-megapixel and 16-megapixel main and ultra-wide snappers at the back.
Compare that to the Snapdragon 778 5G chipset on the other device, a smaller (6.4-inch) display without any other add-ons and a pair of 64-megapixel and 8-megapixel main and ultra-wide cameras (the former lacking the optical image stabilization which is found on its counterpart on the Explorer)…
Both devices have a high (120Hz) refresh rate on their display panels and support 65W fast-charging (0-50% in 13 minutes and fully charged in 33 minutes) and 32-megapixel selfie shooters.
While the Explorer gets a pair of stereo speakers, the other device balances things out by incorporating a feature the Explorer lacks: a headphone jack.
The realme GT Explorer Master Edition is going for Kshs 45,000 while the realme GT Master Edition is priced at Kshs 37,000.