Realme India teases new flagship with periscope camera, could be the Realme 12 Pro+

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  • The Realme 12 Pro series could soon make its debut in India, as the brand has teased the smartphone on X.
  • The phones were previously spotted on TDRA and BIS certification websites.
  • Rumours suggest that the Realme 12 Pro+ might feature a periscope telephoto camera.
  • January is proving to be a month brimming with a plethora of new releases. From the Redmi Note 13 series, Vivo X100 series, OnePlus 12 series, to the Samsung S24 series, this month appears to be quite lively for smartphone enthusiasts in India. Realme has also joined the scene, recently teasing the launch of a new smartphone in India.
  • Realme’s new smartphone teased on X

The teaser tagline, “No Periscope. No Flagship,” hints that the upcoming flagship smartphone, likely the Realme 12 Pro+, will indeed feature a periscope telephoto camera. The recently released Realme GT 5 Pro marked the brand’s first flagship with a dedicated periscope telephoto camera. There is a possibility that the upcoming phone could also be the GT 5 Pro, but since the 12 Pro series was spotted on India’s BIS certification site, it could be the latter. Tipster Abhishek Yadav has also revealed that the Realme 12 Pro+ is expected to launch in India by the end of January or February 2024 and could potentially feature the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC. Realme 12 Pro, Realme 12 Pro+: what we know so far

  • A previous leak suggested that the Realme 12 Pro would be powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC. However, a new leak claims the chipset to be Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. It’s advisable to await further updates for a clearer picture of the specifications of the Realme 12 Pro series.
  • The series is expected to showcase a circular camera layout housing dual camera sensors and a rectangular periscope lens.
  • The  is rumoured to come with a 32MP Sony IMX709 telephoto sensor offering 2x optical zoom. Meanwhile, the Realme 12 Pro+ could feature a 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto lens providing 3x optical zoom.
  • The has been rumoured to be priced at RMB 2,099 (around Rs 25,000) in China for the 12GB RAM and 256GB model.
  • Realme’s upcoming series has now received TRDA certification (viaGizmochina). This is not the first time these models have been spotted on certification websites, as the series was earlier listed on India’s BIS and Indonesia’s TKDN portals.
  • An unconfirmed sourceshared the model names earlier, and TDRA certification corroborates the same. The RMX3840 model number belongs to th, which is expected to feature a telephoto zoom camera. , on the other hand, is RMX3842. These certification listings could mean an unveil within the next couple of months. The timing won’t be unusual as there was about an 8-month gap between the launch of and the  too. The phones are expected to closely rival Redmi’s offering in their home country, China.
    •  is planning to launch new smartphones in the upcoming weeks.
    • The launch timeline of the  series and GT Neo 6 has been tipped.
    • The upcoming Realme 12 series is positioned as a mid-range offering

    Smartphone brand is expected to launch a number of phones, including the eries and GT Neo 6, in the coming weeks. The company hasn’t revealed any specific details about these phones, but several leaks and speculations are making rounds of the internet. Now, the launch timeline of theseries, including theand +, and Realme GT Neo 6 has been tipped once again.

    Realme 12 Pro series, Realme GT Neo 6 launch details

    • On Weibo, Digital Chat Station said thais set to release the upcoming  Pro series smartphones in the first half of 2024.
    • The tipster also mentioned that plans to launch the GT Neo 6 after the 2024 Chinese Spring Festival, which starts on February 10th – towards the end of February.
    • According to recent reports, theo aare likely to carry the model numbers RMX3842 and RMX3840, respectively. Both models are expected to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset.
    • The standard Pro variant may feature a 32MP Sony IMX709 telephoto camera boasting 2x optical zoom, while the Pro+ variant could come equipped with a 64MP OV64B periscope telephoto camera offering 3x optical zoom.
    • The series upcoming  series is positioned as a mid-range offering, with a primary focus on the camera features. There are suggestions that the handset will include an aluminum frame, enhancing its durability.
    • Meanwhile, the  would likely feature an aluminum frame, and it is anticipated to have a price below CNY 2,000, which is approximately Rs 22,900. It is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
    • There is a possibility that the  might draw inspiration from the  which was previously released in China launched its GT 5 Pro smartphone last week, and it looks like the brand is now preparing to unveil thes. The lineup will most likely include2 Pro and Realme 12 Pro+ based on leaks. Now both phones have showed up on the BIS certification site, hinting at an imminent India launch

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