It was only a matter of time before someone else did Fairphone delivered a smartphone with the theme of sustainability (which is, of course, a good thing). Realme, sister brand Oppo and OnePlus, announced his upcoming flagship GT 2 Pro has an environmentally friendly bio-polymer material on the back cover – obviously the first in the mobile industry. Even better, Realme is once again collaborated with Muji and Infobar design icon of the Naoto Fukasawa series, which completed the GT 2 Pro design with textured paper on the body. They call it “Paper Tech Master Design”.
This biopolymer material, supplied by Saudi Arabia SABIC, is based on paper pulp and has received the International Certificate of Sustainability and Carbon (or ISCC for short) to prove its environmental friendliness. The Realme GT 2 Pro also uses much less plastic than its predecessor – from a total plastic ratio of 21.7 percent to just 0.3 percent.
The phone itself brings some surprises. First of all, it is one of the first devices to run Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, after Moto Edge X30. The GT 2 Pro is also the world’s first smartphone with a 150-degree ultra-wide camera (most at around 120 degrees) that offers a unique fisheye mode for fun photography.
There are also some significant features on the radio side. In Realme’s “Antenna Array Matrix System” there is “the world’s first” ultra-broadband antenna switching technology, which allows the phone to switch to that of the 12 antennas with the best signal strength. In addition, this system consists of a symmetrical Wi-Fi antenna that obviously increases signal stability by up to 20 percent.
But the most interesting feature here is perhaps the “360-degree NFC”, which is achieved by connecting the NFC module to the two upper cellular antennas, as well as to its own, thus forming an “NFC 3 antenna array”. This allows the top of the GT 2 Pro to read NFC on both sides, which should facilitate contactless payment and Bluetooth pairing.
For now, the Realme GT 2 Pro should only be launched in China at 19:30 local time (6:30 a.m. ET) on January 4, 2022, but a company spokesman has confirmed it will eventually go overseas. Given the brand’s successes to date, this device is likely to have a competitive price, but we’re eager to personally check out Fukasawa’s latest mobile device design – especially the paper-like texture. Follow us for more technical specifications, prices and our practical experiences.
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