The Realme 9 Pro+ is slated to launch with its own heart-rate sensor
Realme has confirmed rumors that it will follow its 8 series of smartphones up with an inaugural Pro+ variant in 2022. This device might be interesting as it might be the one to debut the MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor, which might supersede the 900 in some current phones.
However, it seems that is not the only unusual feature that will be available in the 9 Pro+. It has also now been teased as a smartphone that will come with its own on-board heart-rate monitor. This news comes courtesy of the OEM's vice-president and president of international business Madhav Sheth, who has just tweeted about this feature that might be exclusive to the 9 Pro+.
This ability will ostensibly be built into the device's in-display fingerprint sensor, and may thus be a variation on the newer type touted to be more accurate and secure due to its ability to sense a user's circulatory system.
Clearly, this is taken 1 step further in the 9-series' novel flagship, which is now teased as a smartphone capable of "tracking your every beat!". Then again, it is by no means meant to replace any kind of medical device, as noted by Realme itself in a disclaimer. In addition, whether it would be even as accurate as a wrist-worn fitness tracker remains to be seen.