realme 12+ 5G Prices, Specs, and Launch Promos, Announced in the Philippines

realme continues to stand out in the mobile industry by putting the latest innovations on phones that are at arm's reach of consumers through competitive pricing.

The more affordable sibling of the Portrait Master realme 12 Pro+ 5G, the realme 12+ 5G, is a testament to this commitment with its eye-catching design, impressive array of features, and budget-friendly price tag. 

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Price and Availability in the Philippines

For aspiring mobile photographers and tech enthusiasts in the Philippines, the realme 12+ 5G is now within reach. Priced competitively, it comes in two variants:

8GB RAM + 256GB storage at PHP 17,999
12GB RAM + 256GB storage at PHP 19,999

During the launch period, realme is offering exciting promotions both online and offline.

Launch Offers

realme 12 Series 5G was officially launched in the Philippines on March 5, 2024 via an exclusive media event held at the Green Sun Hotel, which was streamed online on March 7, 2024. 

At the event, eSports Caster Mr. Hans Galeria presented the key features of the realme 12+ 5G while Mr. Jimmclaude Gayo, Product Marketing Lead of realme Philippines, formally announced the price, specs, availability, installment options, and early bird freebies of realme 12+ 5G. Watch the exclusive TechPinas video here:


From March 7th to 15th, 2024, online shoppers can enjoy significant discounts using vouchers on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok. With discounts of up to PHP 3,000, the realme 12+ 5G becomes even more enticing.

Offline buyers aren't left behind either. From March 8th to 17th, 2024, they can avail themselves of installment plans with 0% interest using credit cards or Home Credit. Plus, they get a freebie – either a TechLife 4L Digital Rice Cooker or a TechLife Hair Dryer, while stocks last.

Design

Crafted to perfection, the realme 12+ 5G boasts a sleek design that combines elegance with durability.

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At the back, both the Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige colorways feature a luxurious Eco Leather panel lining as well as a Luxury Watch inspired circular camera module with metal rim.

With dimensions of 163 x 75.5 x 7.9 mm and weighing just 190 grams, it fits comfortably in your hand. The glass front, silicone polymer back (eco leather), and metallic finish plastic frame not only lend a premium feel but also ensure resilience against everyday wear and tear.

realme 12+ 5G Left Panel
Although realme 12+ 5G's shell is made predominantly of polycarbonate, the handset does have lush metallic elements that help make it look more expensive than it actually is.

realme 12+ 5G Right Panel
The volume rocker and power button are both located on the right panel of the device.

realme 12+ 5G Top Panel, realme 12+ 5G 3.5 mm Audio Jack
The top panel features a microphone pin hole, a loud speaker, and - surprisingly - a 3.5mm audio jack, which should delight users who still love using their wired earphones and headsets.

realme 12+ 5G Rear Panel
The rear panel dons the Dual nanoSIM card tray, another microphone pinhole for stereo sound recording, the USB Type C charging port, and a row of holes for another loud speaker, enabling stereo sound playback. 

Display

The immersive 6.67-inch AMOLED display of the realme 12+ 5G elevates your viewing experience to new heights, especially if you're upgrading from an entry-level handset. 

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With a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, every image comes to life with stunning clarity, brilliance, plus fluidity in transitions and frame rates.

Whether you're gaming, streaming, or browsing, the HDR10+ support and 2000 nits peak brightness deliver vibrant colors and true-to-life visuals.

Cameras

Capture every moment in exquisite detail with the realme 12+ 5G's versatile camera setup.

The triple rear camera module, featuring a 50MP main cam, an 8MP 112° ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro lens, lets you capture a wide variety of subjects with ease. From portraits to food photos, from sweeping landscapes to intricate details, the possibilities are endless. 

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The 50MP Sony LYT-600 Main Camera benefits from OIS or Optical Image Stabilization which should result in less blurry shots when you're snapping images and your hands are rather shaky due to movement. This also helps minimize unwanted shakes when recording videos.

In front, the 16MP selfie camera, which is powered by realme's own skin beautification software,  lets you take stunning self-portraits and groufies that are instantly ready for sharing on social media.

Video Recording

Unleash your creativity with the realme 12+ 5G's video recording capabilities. Shoot cinematic 4K videos at 30fps or smooth 1080p footage at 30/60fps with gyro-EIS stabilization using the main camera at the back. The one in front, on the other hand, can shoot FullHD videos at 30fps.

Whether you're documenting your adventures or capturing precious memories, you can rely on the realme 12+ 5G to be your reliable companion for video content creation.

Internal Hardware

Powered by the very capable Mediatek Dimensity 7050 chipset and coming with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM options, the realme 12+ 5G delivers blazing-fast performance and seamless multitasking experience. 

With ample storage options of 128GB or 256GB, you can store all your apps, photos, and videos with ease. Should you need more space for your large files, you can always use the hybrid microSD card slot to augment storage.

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Software

Running on Android 14 with realme UI 5.0, the realme 12+ 5G offers a smooth and intuitive user experience. From customizable themes to enhanced privacy features, it's packed with useful tools and optimizations to streamline your digital life.

Privacy and Security Features

Your privacy and security are paramount with the realme 12+ 5G. With an under-display fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, and robust encryption, your personal data remains safe and protected against unauthorized access.

Battery and Charging Speed

Equipped with a massive 5,000mAh battery, the realme 12+ 5G ensures long-lasting usage on a single charge. And when it's time to recharge, the blazing-fast 67W SUPERVOOC wired charging can juice up your device from 1 to 50% in just 19 minutes, keeping you connected throughout the day. Just make sure you use the provided travel charger and cable.

Pros and Cons

In my humble opinion, here are the stellar highlights and points-for-improvement of the realme 12+ 5G that you might want to consider if you're thinking about purchasing this model.

Pros:

Stunning AMOLED display with 120Hz Refresh Rate and HDR10+ support
Powerful performance with the Mediatek Dimensity 7050 chipset
Versatile camera setup for capturing every moment
Blazing-fast 67W wired charging for quick top-ups
Sleek and durable design with IP54 rating
Availability of 3.5mm Audio Jack, which should delight wired earphone or headset users
Availability of microSD card for expanding storage

Cons:

Lack of EIS for 4K video recording using the main camera (Note, however, that the main camera does have OIS, which should give videos some level of stabilization.)
No 4K video recording feature for the front-facing camera (This would have been a great addition for users who intend to use the front-facing camera for recording talking head shots in vlogs.)

Recommendation

With its impressive features, competitive pricing, and enticing launch promotions, the realme 12+ 5G is a smartphone that ticks all the boxes. Whether you're an aspiring mobile photographer, a multimedia enthusiast, or a gaming aficionado, it's the perfect companion to elevate your digital lifestyle.

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Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience all the highlights of this fresh release, which can truly improve your mobile experience if your entry-level handset or aging midrange phone is due for an upgrade. Get your hands on the realme 12+ 5G today.

realme 12+ 5G Specs
Dimensions: 163 x 75.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 190 grams
Build: Glass front, Silicone Polymer Back (Eco Leather), Plastic Frame with Metallic Finish
Colorways: Pioneer Green, Navigator Beige
IP Rating: IP54 Dust and Splash Resistant
DISPLAY:
Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~87.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Brightness: 600 nits (typ), 2000 nits (peak)
Type: AMOLED, up to 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+
PLATFORM:
OS: Android 14, Realme UI 5.0
Chipset: 6nm Mediatek Dimensity 7050
CPU: Octa-core (2 x 2.6 GHz Cortex-A78, 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
MEMORY:
Card slot: Yes, Hybrid microSD Card Slot (shares space with nanoSIM Card 2 Slot)
RAM: 8GB and 12GB Options
RAM Expansion: up to 8GB and 12GB options
Internal: 128GB and 256GB Options
MAIN CAMERA:
Triple:
50 MP, f/1.9, 26mm, Main Wide, 1/1.95", PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ Ultrawide, 1/4.0", 1.12┬Ám
2 MP, f/2.4, Macro
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 4K 30fps, 1080p 30/60fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA:
Single: 16 MP, f/2.5, 24mm (wide), 1/3.0"
Video: 1080p 30fps
SOUND:
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes, on Top Panel
Audio: 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio
COMMUNICATIONS:
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Standby)
5G: Yes
4G LTE-A: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
NFC: Yes, 360˚
Radio: No
PRIVACY AND SECURITY: 
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Under-Display 
Facial Recognition: Yes 
Password and Passcode Unlock: Yes 
SENSORS
Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
USB: USB Type-C 2.0
BATTERY:
Type: 5,000 mAh, Non-Removable
Charging: 67W Fast Wired Charging, 1-50% in 19 minutes

realme 12+ 5G Prices in the Philippines
realme 12+ 5G (8GB+256GB) - PHP 17,999
realme 12+ 5G (12GB+256GB) - PHP 19,999

Online Offer Upon Launch
First-selling duration: March 7-15, 2024 only 
Voucher Mechanism Lazada: Can only be redeemed and used once 
Shopee: Can use Mega Discount Voucher: 30%, 15%, 10% vouchers 
TikTok: Brand voucher can only be redeemed and used once
realme 12+ 5G (8GB+256GB) Price after Vouchers - PHP 14,999
realme 12+ 5G (12GB+256GB) Price after Vouchers - PHP 16,599
Total Discount: PHP 3,000 for both variants

Offline Offer Upon Launch
First-selling duration: March 8-17, 2024 only 
Credit Card payments: up to 18 months of installed payment plan with 0% Interest 
Home Credit: up to 18 months, 0% interest installment programs 
Freebie Item: TechLife 4L Digital Rice Cooker or TechLife Hair Dryer
Freebie is only available while stocks last 
realme 12+ 5G (8GB+256GB) - PHP 17,999
realme 12+ 5G (12GB+256GB) - PHP 19,999

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