Realme 12 Pro Series Launched in India: Realme12 Pro+ gets OnePlus 12-like periscope lens under INR 30,000

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The premium Realme 12 Pro 5G lineup is here and as per schedule. It brings a world-class blend of class-leading photography, premium design, and impeccable specifications under the hood. It also brings Realme’s famed periscope lens, only the second one after Realme X3 SuperZoom in 2020.

Both the phones are designed by Swiss watchmaker Olliveir Saveo and that’s something you can spot in the design itself. Let’s check out how a barely INR 30,000/- priced Realme 12 Pro Plus takes on an INR 65,000/- OnePlus 12 with its mighty periscope camera setup.

Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro Plus Pricing and Availability

Realme 12 Pro is available in two trims i.e. 8GB+128GB at INR 25,999/- while the higher 8GB+256GB is listed at INR 26,999/-. The higher-up Realme 12 Pro Plus has three trims: 8GB+128GB is at INR 29,999/-, the 8GB+256GB trim is listed at INR 31,999/-, and finally, the top-of-the-line 12GB+256GB trim is priced at INR 33,999/-. Both devices are pegged for availability on February 6 across the Realme website and Flipkart.

Realme launches the almighty Realme 12 Pro with a periscope camera

The Realme 12 Pro duo is here and more common than ever. Both share the same design DNA with a vegan leather back panel with blue and beige (the Plus gets a red option too). Both the phones are IP65 rated akin to the OnePlus 12 which is a great feature to have without shelling out almost double the amount.

Both phones arrive with a 6.7” OLED 120Hz panel with a 1080p resolution and can light itself at a peak brightness of 950 nits. Information concerning HDR support is unavailable although Realme has packed in ProXDR, a feature that lets users check out high-quality HDR photos without compromising on any highlights. Realme hasn’t mentioned any screen protection either although we are assuming it’s there since you are still paying heftily.

Moving on, the Realme 12 Pro Plus takes on a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC paired with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB of storage. Yes, you can’t expand the storage but that doesn’t single out the Realme 12 Pro series, many others share the same trait. The Realme 12 Pro takes on a less powerful Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB of storage.

Both the phones run on Android 14-flavored Realme UI 5.0 and will take up two major upgrades in the future if not more.

When it comes to the optics, of course, Realme 12 Pro Plus 5G triumphs in every manner. It has got a triple rear camera housing a 50MP primary Sony IMX890 4-in-1 pixel fusion tech camera with OIS. There’s an 8MP ultrawide cam and finally, a 64MP OV64B periscope lens with OIS, 4-in-1 pixel fusion tech that ensures great periscope photography on the device.

This is how you get a OnePlus 12-like periscope camera for half the price, which is astonishing. You can get up to 6x with in-sensor zoom while the digital zoom would take you up to 120x. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can expect Realme 12 Pro Plus to take over OP12, but it’s a good competition at a cut-throat price tag. Its front cam is clad with a 32MP sensor.

Coming to the standard Pro version aka the Realme 12 Pro, it has got a triple rear cam too. It houses a 50MP Sony IMX822 primary cam with OIS, a 32MP Sony IMX709 2x telephoto plus an 8MP ultrawide cam at the back. The front has a 16MP shooter and that completes the optics section.

On the battery front, we get a 5,000mAh battery clubbed with a 67W SuperVOOC charging. You can say it is a downgrade from 100W on the predecessor but that’s what it is. The 67W tech takes the battery pack from 0 to 50% in 19 minutes; and 48 minutes to full charge.

Other features include 5G support, stereo speakers, USB-C 2.0, an under-the-display fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS, and dual-band Wi-Fi 6.

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