- Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ have been spotted on Indian certification site BIS.
- The smartphones could launch in India soon.
- Realme 12 Pro series will succeed the 11 Pro series, which launched in June 2023.
After launching the Realme GT 5 Pro in China, the company seems to be gearing up to debut its 12 Pro series soon. The Realme 12 Pro lineup will likely include the Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ smartphones and is expected to launch in China in the first quarter of 2024. The Realme 12 devices have now been spotted on the Indian certification site BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). While the BIS listing does not reveal much, the specifications and features of the Realme 12 Pro series were leaked previously and the India specifications will likely remains the same.
The Realme 12 Pro+ variant is said to feature a periscope rear camera module similar to that on the Oppo Find X6. We look at everything we know about the upcoming Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+.
Realme 12 Pro, 12 Pro+ BIS Listing Hints At Future India Launch
Realme is expected to launch the 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ in its home market, China first in early 2024. However, the smartphones were recently spotted on BIS suggesting the devices could make it to India as well at a later stage.
Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ received their BIS certification in the second week of December, according to a GizmoChina report. It adds that the smartphones bear model numbers “RMX3842” and “RMX3840” respectively. In addition to BIS, Realme 12 Pro+ has reportedly also made an appearance on Indonesia’s SDPPI certification site with the same “RMX3840” model number.
The BIS listing does not reveal any other details about the smartphones. However, the specifications and features of the Realme 12 Pro series have been tipped in the past.
Realme 12 Pro, 12 Pro+ Price, Launch Timeline (Expected)
Realme 12 Pro series will be the successor to Realme 11 Pro 5G and 11 Pro+ 5G smartphones, which were launched in India in June 2023. Tipster DCS (Digital Char Station) shared on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo that the 12 Pro+ could be a mid-range smartphone.
Realme 12 Pro series could be launched at a price of RMB 2,099 (approx. Rs 25,000) in China, according to tipster DCS (Digital Chat Station). The price is for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration. The Indian pricing could vary slightly.
To recall, Realme 11 Pro 5G was announced starting at Rs 23,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The base model of Realme 11 Pro+ 5G with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage was launched at Rs 27,999. The Realme 12 Pro lineup is expected to be priced similarly when it is launched in India.
Realme 12 Pro, 12 Pro+ Specifications (Leaked)
The rear camera setup on the Realme 12 Pro+ is tipped to include a 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The 12 Pro model could get a 32MP Sony IMX 709 telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom as one of the back cameras.
A concept render of the Realme 12 Pro series shared by DCS reveals a rear camera module similar to the one on the Realme 11 Pro series. This means that the Realme 12 Pro smartphones could also come with a circular camera layout design at the back with two circular camera lenses, a rectangular periscope lens and an LED flash unit.
Further, the Realme 12 Pro series smartphones are said to pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC. The chipset is built on a 4nm process and features one Cortex-A715 core at 2.63GHz, three Cortex-A715 cores at 2.4GHz, four Cortex-A510 cores at 1.8GHz and Adreno GPU.
If the rumour turns out to be true, then the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC could be an upgrade over the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC, which has been used for the Realme 11 Pro lineup. The Dimensity 7050 SoC is also a mid-range SoC, which is built on a 6nm process. It is an octa-core processor and features four Cortex-A78 cores at up to 2.6 GHz, in addition to four Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2GHz. It also integrates an ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU.