realme 12 Series 5G heading to our shores… soon

realme have announced the launch of their 12 Series smartphone locally but, weirdly, firm timings weren’t included and instead it was described as “soon”. Set to consist of the realme 12+ 5G and the realme 12 5G, the series is targeted at young consumers seeking a mid-range device that offers flagship-level photography, premium design and high performance.

“realme is committed to empowering South African youth to be more daring through leap-forward technology and design,” says Gareth Clarke, realme Account Lead for SA. “The combination of high-end features and accessible pricing in the new realme 12 Series embodies our goal of delivering compelling value propositions for the midrange smartphone market.”

realme 12+ 5G: Premium photography and luxury design that you can afford

realme 12+ 5G is equipped with Sony’s Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and a 50MP Sony LYT-600 sensor to deliver stable, low-noise images under all conditions. The 2X in-sensor zoom ensures a high-quality picture from any distance. realme 12+ 5G includes a 112° ultra-wide camera, micro camera and a 16MP HD selfie camera for all your photographic needs.

Designed for ease of use, realme 12+ 5G features the new Snap Portrait System, an innovative system for capturing quick shotsrealme has collaborated with Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda for the creation of three photo enhancement filters drawing inspiration from his award-winning films ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

realme 12+ 5G is one of the only smartphones to incorporate premium vegan leather, chosen to enhance both design and ergonomic comfort. This high-end material is 10% softer than previous generations and is more dirt-resistant, lightweight, and perfectly balanced for long-term comfort in smartphone use.

Packing a powerful punch

realme 12+ 5G packs the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7050 5G processor, featuring an 8-core 64-bit CPU. An innovative cooling solution boosts efficiency and prevents overheating during intensive tasks like gaming and multitasking. Ultra-low power consumption ensures extended usage, making realme 12+ 5G an exceptional choice for users seeking power and endurance.

The 120Hz ultra-smooth AMOLED display is enhanced with advanced features like Rainwater Smart Touch. This technology distinguishes between unintentional water touches and actual finger input. The Sunlight Screen feature employs pixel-level dynamic contrast adjustment and backlight control to improve readability under intense sunlight.

The device’s sleek 190g ultra-thin body houses a substantial 5000mAh battery, supporting all day use. Combined with the 67W SUPERVOOC charging, it ensures a full charge in just 48 minutes. Adding to its impressive features are the dual stereo speakers, high-res audio certification which provides an immersive audio experience. The realme 12+ comes with 512GB storage and12GB of onboard RAM, along with the ability to expand the Dynamic RAM all the way up to a massive 24GB of RAM.

realme 12 5G: 108MP Ultra-Clear Portrait Master with outstanding performance

The realme 12 5G is equipped with a 108MP 3X Zoom primary camera that delivers exceptional image clarity. Its standout feature is the FHD+ Sunlight Display, boasting a 16.7 million colour spectrum and a 2400 X 1080 resolution. The display’s peak brightness of up to 950nit ensures clear visibility under any lighting condition.

Additionally, an 8MP selfie camera provides versatile shooting modes, including support for 1080P/30fps video recording. Echoing the luxury watch-inspired design of realme 12+ 5G, realme 12 5G comes in two trendy colours: Woodland Green and Twilight Purple. Beyond its aesthetics, it packs a powerful punch with the MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ 5G chipset.

Achieving great efficiency with its low power consumption, realme 12 5G is supported by a 5000mAh battery and 45W SUPERVOOC charging. Users enjoy prolonged usage without concerns about battery life, storage limitations, or performance drops, redefining expectations from a mid-range smartphone.

realme is one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands that is clearly looking to make a splash in an already highly saturated market, the smartphone wars continue.