Realme GT Neo 5 SE spotted with a depowered Snapdragon 8/8+ G1

realme gt neo 5 se spotted with a depowered snapdragon
realme gt neo 5 se spotted with a depowered snapdragon

What is believed to be the next Realme GT Neo 5 SE has appeared on Geekbench: the model code is RMX3700, and it amazes with the presence of a underclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, then with an artificially reduced operating frequency. Unfortunately, the altered clock does not allow us to establish with certainty whether it is the standard chip, released at the beginning of 2022 and produced by Samsung, or the Plus variant released in the summer by the TSMC foundries.

It seems like a minor detail, especially if we consider the past years, but these months have shown us that it is anything but the case: TSMC’s manufacturing process is apparently more refined and the resulting chips are much more economical, especially in standby, and have more predictable thermal management.


It wouldn’t be the first time that a smartphone has come out with a weakened version of a latest generation chip: in fact, the presentation of OPPO Reno9 Pro Plus is very recent, which has a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 with a Prime core (the most powerful in absolute, derived from the Cortex-X architecture developed by Arm) slightly slower, while everything else is exactly the same. Here, however, they seem frequencies almost identical to those of Samsung’s S8G1, except for the Prime core that slightly less pushed. For reference, let’s make a very quick table summarizing the operating frequencies of the various chips:

In any case, not much else is known about the device; the display should be the same 6.74" 144Hz AMOLED seen on the Realme GT Neo 5, which in our parts is simply called GT3 (opening photo), while the benchmark (attention: the score is related to the machine learning test) indicates 8 GB of RAM and Android 13 operating system - presumably customized Color OS.

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