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Realme 12 Plus introduces Sony LYT-600 Super OIS main camera to mid-range Android smartphone market

The 12+. (Source: Realme)
The 12+. (Source: Realme)
The Realme 12 Plus (or 12+) is touted to elevate its segment of the Android smartphone market with the same SoC as its series' flagships to drive a flat 120Hz display that, moreover, has a feature suspiciously like that of OnePlus' latest top-end device. The 12+ also debuts with a new member of the Sony LYTIA family of 50MP main cameras.

The Realme 12+ is now official on the Malaysian market, in Navigator Beige as well as the Pioneer Green colorway teased earlier. The OEM has delivered on its promised plethora of 'market tier-first' upgrades in a number of ways.

The fact that the 12+ has the promised flat-edged, flat-screened take on Realme's "Luxury Watch Design" that packs IP54 ingress-protection as well as a vegan leather backing might count as one for many of its fans, as with the same Dimensity 7050 SoC from the 12 Pro and Pro+. 

Nevertheless, their new Plus sibling is backed to launch as their "Super Light" counterpart with a mass of only around 190 grams - even with the ex-premium "3D vapor chamber" cooling system. On that note, the 12+ also manages to accommodate a 5,000mAh battery with respectably fast 67W charging.

It is touted to help keep the 12 Plus' 6.7-inch FHD+ display "Ultra Smooth". The screen also integrates a "Rainwater Smart Touch" feature that does indeed sound very like the OnePlus 12's Aqua Touch party trick. The smartphone's camera hump also looks like that of its more premium siblings, although the main camera is a very different story.

It packs the Sony LYT-600 as a main sensor, touted to confer "Super OIS" and "Portrait Master" status on the 12+ thanks to MasterShot Algorithm technology. The 12+ also "upgrades" to Realme UI 5 based on Android 14 out of the box.

It also starts with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage for 1,499 ringgit (MYR, or ~$316) on Lazada, Shopee or TikTok from now, and may or may not become available on the Indian market as a successor to the INR ~23,999 (~$290) Narzo 60 Pro in March 2024.

The 12+ comes in green...
The 12+ comes in green... well as beige. (Source: Realme MY) well as beige. (Source: Realme MY)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-02-29 (Update: 2024-02-29)