Realme launched the Realme X3 SuperZoom in May 2020 with a periscope telephoto camera, but after that, the company didn’t launch any smartphone with a regular telephoto or a periscope telephoto unit. However, Realme posted an image on X suggesting the return of the periscope camera on its smartphones.
The picture posted by Realme shows a circular camera island having two circles and one rectangle. The two circles are possibly for the primary and ultrawide cameras, while the rectangle hints at the periscope telephoto camera.
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— realme Global (@realmeglobal) September 21, 2023
Realme didn’t divulge anything about the camera or the phone, but it took a dig at the recently announced Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max by saying, “Not only Max can zoom.” For those unaware, the iPhone 15 Pro Max features a 12MP periscope telephoto unit with 5x optical zoom, making it the first iPhone to sport a periscope camera.
Circling back to Realme, the device in question could be the Realme GT5 Pro, which is rumored to come with the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC and a 64MP telephoto camera (OmniVision OV64B). You can expect to hear more from Realme in the coming weeks.