Realme is gearing up to launch its new flagship series, the Realme 12 Pro, in India on January 29. But the company may also have some surprises in store for its fans, as two new models, the Realme 12 5G and the Realme 12+ 5G, have been spotted on various certification websites, hinting at their imminent launch.
Realme 12, Realme 12+ 5G: BIS Listing
The Realme 12 5G and the Realme 12+ 5G have been listed on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website with the model numbers RMX3868 and RMX38667, respectively. The listings were published on January 24, but do not reveal any of the handsets’ specifications. However, the appearance of the listings suggest that both the Realme 12 models will be launched in India soon.
Realme 12+ 5G: MIIT Listing
The Realme 12+ 5G has also been listed on China’s MIIT certification website with a slightly different model number — RMX38666. The listing on the Chinese regulatory authority’s website also includes five images of the phone in a blue colourway that give us our first look at its design.
The rear panel of the purported Realme 12+ 5G shows the handset will bear a similar appearance to the Realme 12 Pro+ 5G, which is set to debut in India on January 29. The handset is seen with a quad rear camera setup, along with an LED flash. It also has a long metal strip that runs from the top to the bottom of the phone, in the middle. The Realme branding is located at the bottom left section of the rear panel.
The other images show the front of the handset and its left and right edges. While details of the selfie camera cutout are not discernible, the volume buttons are shown on the right edge, along with the power button. The phone’s edges appear to be flat, while the images suggest the corners will be rounded.
Realme 12, Realme 12+ 5G: Expected Specifications
While the official specifications of the Realme 12 5G and the Realme 12+ 5G are yet to be announced, some rumours and leaks have given us some clues about what to expect from the upcoming devices.
According to a [report](^1^) by Gadgets 360, the Realme 12 5G could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which also powers the Realme X7 5G that was launched in China last year. The phone could also feature a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, and a 48MP primary camera.
The Realme 12+ 5G, on the other hand, could be a more premium offering, with a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 6.8-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support, and a 64MP primary camera with a periscope lens, according to a [leak] by tipster Ishan Agarwal.
Realme 12, Realme 12+ 5G: Expected Price and Availability
There is no official word on the price and availability of the Realme 12 5G and the Realme 12+ 5G, but we can expect them to be priced competitively, as Realme is known for offering value-for-money smartphones. The Realme 12 5G could be priced around Rs. 20,000, while the Realme 12+ 5G could be priced around Rs. 40,000, based on the specifications and the pricing of the previous Realme models.
The Realme 12 5G and the Realme 12+ 5G could be launched in India soon, as they have already received the BIS certification. They could also be launched in China and other markets, as they have been listed on the MIIT website. However, we will have to wait for the official confirmation from Realme to know more about the launch date and the availability of the new devices.