Realme Set to Announce New Phone in India on January 3, Could Be Realme 12 Series

Realme is gearing up to launch many new smartphones in 2024 More recently, the Chinese electronics maker debuted the Realme C67 5G in India last month, followed by a 4G variant of the handset as well. Now, Realme India has confirmed that it will soon share a new update on an upcoming phone. It is speculated that the company’s next smartphone launch in the country could be the Realme 12 series or the Realme GT 5 Pro, which was unveiled in China in December.

Realme India shared an update New Year’s morning on X (formerly Twitter) teasing an upcoming smartphone launch. “Stay tuned for real updates,” the post said, marking January 3, 7.30 AM IST for the possible launch date of an unnamed handset. While the company didn’t share any device details or teaser images in the post, it invited other users to guess what the update was all about.

It is speculated that the update post could indicate the upcoming launch of Realme 12 Pro and Realme 12 Pro+. The two phones were recently spotted on the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) website, suggesting an imminent launch. The Realme 12 series handsets are listed on the TDRA website with model numbers RMX3842 and RMX3840 respectively. The listing confirmed the monikers for the smartphone and indicated 5G connectivity on the handsets.

The Realme 12 Pro and Realme 12 Pro+ were also spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website earlier, hinting at an upcoming India launch. The high-end Pro+ model has also reportedly been spotted on Indonesia’s SDPPI certification site.

It is worth noting that Realme has not yet officially announced the 12 series. The company has, however, teased a new flagship smartphone with a Periscope camera. Realme posted a teaser on the X last week, hinting at the launch of a new smartphone with enhanced zoom capabilities in the country. The phone is speculated to be Realme 12 Pro+.

The tipster was Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekd). Reposted The teaser image and claims that the phone will be the Realme 12 Pro+ and will debut in late January or February. The Redmi 12 Pro+ is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chipset, likely the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC.

Referring to the January 3 announcement, the latest Redmi update may also be related to the Realme GT 5 Pro. The handset launched in China on December 7, with flagship specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, a 1.5K resolution display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a maximum brightness of 4,500 nits, and a triple rear camera unit led by 50. Megapixel primary Sony LYT-808 sensor. The Realme GT 5 Pro starts at CNY 3,298 (roughly Rs. 40,000) for the base 12GB RAM + 256GB variant. The company is yet to confirm an Indian launch timeline for the phone.

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