Realme 12 Pro Series Released: Price Starts at 1499 Yuan

February 27, 2024

This afternoon, Realme officially unveiled the Realme 12 Pro series, introducing two new models: the Realme 12 Pro and the Realme 12 Pro+. These phones are dubbed as “mid-range disruptors,” aiming to deliver an unprecedented mid-range experience and maximize the value-for-money proposition. The starting price for the Realme 12 Pro is 1499 yuan (about $208), while the Realme 12 Pro+ starts at 1599 yuan (about $222).


In terms of design, the Realme 12 Pro series collaborated with watchmaker Ollivier Savéo to create a luxurious master watch design. The new phones feature upscale craftsmanship such as a triangular pitted lens ring, sunlight cone pattern, and 3D rhombic forged strap texture. They utilize flagship-grade advanced technology nano leather, with durability tested over 500,000 times. Two color options are available: Deep Sea Diving and Sky Navigation.


Realme 12 Pro Series

Moving to the display, the Realme 12 Pro series embraces the new COP-Ultra packaging process. With a slim bottom border measuring only 2.32mm, the series showcases a 6.7-inch 2412×1080 OLED dual-curved screen. This screen boasts a global peak brightness of 800nit and a local peak brightness of 950nit. Additionally, it supports a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display excels in providing accurate wet hand touch control, enhancing the gaming, typing, and sliding experience.


Realme 12 Pro Series

The Realme 12 Pro+ brings groundbreaking imaging capabilities with its introduction of a 64MP Super Light-Sensing Periscope Telephoto lens. This lens supports 3X optical zoom, 6X lossless zoom, and an impressive 120X ultra-long-range zoom. The camera setup incorporates a 1/2″ large sensor, dual stabilization through OIS+EIS, and an F/2.6 large aperture. The primary camera stands at 50MP, complemented by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 32MP telephoto lens. Additionally, the Realme 12 Pro+ collaborates with Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda for a cinematic portrait mode. It introduces an 80mm golden portrait focal length, movie-grade portrait blur, and a 2.39:1 widescreen mode with three film filters. The Realme 12 Pro+ also debuts a new Moon Capture feature, claiming to not only capture the moon but also the foreground under the moonlight.


Realme 12 Pro Series

The Realme 12 Pro has a new generation Snapdragon 6 processor. Additionally, it shares the same master imaging, luxury watch design, and flagship experience as the Realme 12 Pro+. However, there are some reductions in the selfie camera, main camera, telephoto lens, and processor.


In terms of performance, the Realme 12 Pro+ is powered by the second-generation Snapdragon 7s high-efficiency flagship chip, coupled with UFS 3.1 flash storage. It undergoes a 48-month smoothness test, with a significant 10% improvement in cooling efficiency thanks to the Ice Core VC cooling system. The new series features a large 5000mAh battery for extended battery life. Additionally, it supports a 67W Smart Flash Charge. This technology ensures a rapid 100% charge in just 48 minutes.

The realme UI 5.0 system powers the Realme 12 Pro series. It includes AI gesture control, under-screen fingerprint unlocking, a full-speed matrix antenna system, and dual linear stereo speakers. Additionally, it boasts all-round NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and IP65 dust and water resistance. For the Realme 12 Pro+, stringent quality testing is conducted. It provides a 180-day replacement guarantee for the first sale, coupled with a 2-year battery renewal service.


Realme 12 Pro goes on sale exclusively on JD Global at 15:20 today, with a global channel release on March 1 at 10:00. Realme 12 Pro+ starts its pre-sale at 15:20 today, with a global channel release on March 1 at 10:00. The specific first-sale prices are as follows:

  • Realme 12 Pro starts at 1499 yuan (about $209)
  • Realme 12 Pro+ starts at 1599 yuan (about $222):
    • 8GB+256GB, first sale price 1599 yuan (about $222).
    • 12GB+256GB, first sale price 1799 yuan (about $250).
    • 12GB+512GB, first sale price 1999 yuan (about $277).

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