realme 12 5G price and specs via Revu Philippines

realme 12 5G goes on sale in PH with attractive intro offers

In Phones by Ramon Lopez1 Comment

Another smartphone joins the realme 12 family on the local market.

The realme 12 5G has landed in the Philippines, initially available exclusively on TikTok Shop with a limited-time discount, plus freebies, including a TechLife 4.5L See-Through Air Fryer and a set of realme Buds T100 earphones. Locally, the phone is priced at P14,999 (roughly $260) for the variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

This makes it significantly cheaper than the realme 12 Pro Plus 5G and realme 12 Plus 5G, which will run you P25,999 ($450) and P17,999 ($312), respectively.

The realme 12 5G goes on sale starting today, April 25, on TikTok Shop, but you can also buy the device with freebies online through partner retailers on Lazada and Shopee from May 5 until the 10th.

Additionally, those who purchase the realme 12 5G at any realme store nationwide during the first selling period from April 26 to May 5 for a limited-time discounted price can win exciting TechLife and realme products via a Mystery Gift Box, which includes items worth up to P24,999 ($433).

Some of the stuff up for grabs include the 4GB/64GB version of the realme Pad LTE, TechLife Notebook, TechLife Multi-Capsule Coffee Maker, TechLife Wireless Headphones, TechLife Desk Lamp, and TechLife Portable Steam Iron.

realme 12 5G freebies via Revu Philippines
Live-selling events and the freebie sets for each

In terms of hardware, the realme 12 5G looks like a clone of the realme 12 Plus 5G and sports the same watch-inspired circular camera module and zipper-like design accent that runs vertically down the center of the rear panel.

Inside, the phone is powered by MediaTek’s new Dimensity 6100 Plus 5G chipset, making it the first device on the market with the said SoC. This chip is built on TSMC’s efficient 6nm process and offers Mali-G57 MC2 graphics, just like MediaTek’s wildly popular Helio G99. In fact, the two share a lot of similarities with one another, including two Cortex-A76 performance cores running up to 2.2GHz and support for 120Hz displays.

The realme 12 5G is also equipped with a 108-megapixel main image sensor with 3x in-sensor zoom and a 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging up to 45 watts out of the box. Rounding out the specs is a 6.72-inch 120Hz display with a punch-hole cutout for the 8-megapixel selfie camera.

realme Philippines ambassador Kathryn Bernardo with the two color variants of the realme 12 5G

realme 12 5G specs

  • 6.72-inch FHD+ LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling, up to 950 nits peak brightness
  • 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus 5G chipset
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Dual 108-megapixel main, 2-megapixel depth rear cameras
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Side fingerprint reader
  • 5,000mAh battery with 45-watt charging
  • Dual speakers
  • IP54 rating
  • realme UI 5.0 based on Android 14

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.