Realme could KILL fitness bands with this upcoming smartphone!

Realme has confirmed bringing a heart rate sensor to the upcoming Realme 9 Pro+. Here’s how it is going to work.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:46 IST
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The Realme 9 Pro+ will feature a heart rate sensor under the fingerprint sensor. (Image: Realme 9i) (Priya / HT Tech)
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The Realme 9 Pro+ will feature a heart rate sensor under the fingerprint sensor. (Image: Realme 9i) (Priya / HT Tech)

Realme could KILL the fitness bands this year! Yes, we aren't kidding. The upcoming Realme 9 Pro+, which is expected to take on the upcoming Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G from Xiaomi, will have one cool feature up its sleeves; or more like under its fingers! In a recent social media post, Realme VP Madhav Sheth has confirmed the Realme 9 Pro+ to feature a heart rate sensor. The teaser video shared by him reveals the sensor hiding under the fingerprint sensor.

The Realme 9 Pro+, as shown in the teaser video, reveals the in-display fingerprint sensor to house a heart rate sensor. You press down on the sensor area and the phone will scan it thoroughly to read your heart rate data. This is a feature that hasn't been seen on a modern-day smartphone ever since Samsung stopped putting this feature on its Galaxy S series flagships.

Realme 9 Pro+ to get heart rate sensor!

With a heart rate sensor on the phone, Realme theoretically negates the need to consider buying a fitness tracker. Sadly, Realme does not reveal the other details on the Realme 9 Pro+. Leaks have, however, revealed a lot about the device. Rumours have suggested this being the 5G capable device in the Realme Pro series. Twitter is full of leaked images of the pre-production units as well as leaked renders of the Realme 9 Pro+.

Realme's previous teasers have hinted at a better camera sensor on the Realme 9 Pro+. Leaks have suggested that it could get a new Sony sensor from the higher-end Realme devices. A Realme 9 Pro is also launching alongside the Realme 9 Pro+, the details of which are also kept under wraps.

Last month, Realme launched the Realme 9i as the first Realme 9 series smartphone in the lineup. The Realme 9i is the most affordable model in the series, relying a new 4G chip from Qualcomm. Some of the other features on the Realme 9i include a 90Hz LCD display, a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast wired charging, a 50MP main rear camera, and a Snapdragon 680 at the helm.

Rumours have also suggested a Realme 9 in the works, sitting between the Realme 9i and Realme 9 Pro models.

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First Published Date: 01 Feb, 18:30 IST
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