At media preview event in Las Vegas, brand Realme announced that the upcoming realme 12 Pro Series will include a flagship periscope telephoto lens and Luxury Watch Design.
According to Realme, the users prefer telephoto lenses with 3X zoom or more, as opposed to just 2X. To accommodate high zoom levels in slim phones, a periscope telephoto lens is the only feasible option. However, this technology poses technical challenges and incurs high costs, typically making it exclusive to flagship phones. realme aims to bridge this gap by bringing the flagship-exclusive periscope telephoto technology to a wider audience.
The realme 12 Pro Series 5G claim to enhance night shot clarity and stability while minimizing flare and ghosting. It achieves this using a unique combination of prism tilt OIS, sub-wavelength structure coating, and a wave-shaped lens hood – technologies also utilized in the GT5 Pro. The series features a 3X Portrait Mode with a 71mm golden portrait focal length, which creates a naturally shallow depth of field ideal for portraits. Additionally, the realme 12 Pro Series 5G leads its class in telephoto capabilities, offering up to 120X digital zoom.
The realme 12 Pro Series 5G boasts the segment’s largest periscope telephoto sensor, featuring the OV64B flagship sensor. With a 1/2-inch size, it’s over twice as large as the telephoto sensor in the iPhone 15 Pro. The realme 12 Pro Series 5G telephoto lens is nearly three times more light-sensitive than that of the iPhone 15 Pro.
realme 12 Pro Series 5G main camera features Sony IMX890 OIS, which enhances night-time photography. This camera has a 1/1.56” large sensor, a 24mm equivalent focal length, and a wide f/1.8 Aperture, making it well-suited for nighttime photography. With OIS support, it excels in providing stable video recording and optimizing the success rate of photos. Additionally, realme 12 Pro Series 5G features a periscope telephoto and ultra wide-angle camera. It offers lossless zoom at 0.6x, 1x, 2x, 3x, and 6x, providing a full-focal-length lossless zoom photographic experience comparable to that of a flagship device.
In collaboration with Qualcomm, realme has enhanced its image processing with the MasterShot Algorithm. The realme 12 Pro Series 5G is the first and only device in its segment to process RAW domains, ensuring top clarity, dynamic range, and realism in cinematic portraits. The next-generation omni-focal MasterShot Algorithm is a flagship-level architecture that offers the industry’s most advanced computational photography. It integrates the LightFusion Engine for enhanced clarity and tone, plus the NightEye Engine for superior night photography. The series also features a unique movie portrait filter, allowing effortless capture of striking portraits.
On the design front, realme collaborated with Ollivier Savéo, the international luxury watch design master, to create an exclusive luxury watch design for the realme 12 Pro Series 5G. Ollivier Savéo, renowned for his leadership in high-end watch and jewelry groups, has previously collaborated with prestigious Swiss watch brands, including Rolex, Roger Dubuis, Piaget, Breitling, and Quentin.
Crafted using CNC machine cutting, the Golden Fluted Bezel achieves a 360° luxury watch-level precision texture with 300 meticulously designed metal lines. The Polished Sunburst Dial showcases a light cone texture and gradient UV texture seamlessly blended to present over 500 sunburst patterns interwoven with light and shadow. The use of the latest silicone materials results in a silky feel and dirt-resistant Premium Vegan Leather, combining high-end aesthetics with practicality. Featuring three-dimensional rhomboid precision splicing, the 3D Jubilee Bracelet creates a metallic strap texture that adds a touch of luxury to the realme 12 Pro Series 5G.
The realme 12 Pro Series 5G is scheduled to launch in January.