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Realme has expanded its smartphone lineup in India with the introduction of the vanilla Realme 12, adding to the Realme 12 Pro series. Positioned as an entry-level model, the Realme 12 aims to deliver value without compromising too much on essential features.

Design and Display: The Realme 12 sports a 6.72-inch LCD panel with a 1080p resolution. Notably, it boasts a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 950 nits. The design closely resembles its Pro counterparts, and it introduces Realme’s Dynamic Button feature, offering versatility with seven functions accessible through the power button, which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

Internals and Software: Powering the device is MediaTek’s Dimensity 6100+ processor, coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot. It runs on Android 14 with Realme UI 5 on top, ensuring a smooth and feature-rich user experience.

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Cameras: The Realme 12 features a dual-camera setup on the rear, headlined by a prominent 108MP ISOCELL HM6 main sensor with an aperture of f/1.75 and 9-to-1 pixel binning for enhanced low-light performance and 3x in-sensor zoom capability. Accompanying the primary sensor is a 2MP depth sensor for capturing depth information. For selfies, there’s an 8MP shooter housed within the punch-hole cutout.

Battery and Pricing: Equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, the Realme 12 supports 45W wired charging for quick top-ups. Despite its impressive features, the Realme 12 comes at a starting price of only $205 in India, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious consumers. It’s available in Twilight Purple and Woodland Green color options.

Battery and Pricing

There is a 5,000 mAh battery onboard with support for 45W wired charging that enables quick top-ups.

Realme 12 has a starting price of only $205 in India and is available in Twilight Purple and Woodland Green colors.

Realme 12 Specifications

  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali G57 MC2
  • OS: Android 14, Realme UI 5
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • 6.72″ IPS LCD with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 120Hz
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: No
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Dual): 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.67″, PDAF
      2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    • Front: 8 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
  • Colors: Twilight Purple, Woodland Green
  • Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, 45W fast charging
  • Price: $205

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