Redmi 12 5G with Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 & Dual Rear Cameras Unveiled in India

Highlights

  • Redmi added another smartphone to its portfolio with the launch of the Redmi 12 in India.
  • Redmi 12 is essentially a Repackaged Redmi 12R that recently launched in China.
  • The Redmi 12 5G  features a Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset whereas the 12 4G has a MediaTek Helio G88.
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Today, Redmi added another smartphone to its portfolio with the launch of the Redmi 12 in India. Not only this, the company also unveiled Redmi Watch 3 Active and Xiaomi TV X series in the event.

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The company launched the Redmi 12, its ultra-budget smartphone in 4G & 5G connectivity in the country, and both Redmi 12 4G & Redmi 12 5G are identical in terms of specifications with two main changes

Redmi 12 5G is essentially a repackaged Redmi 12R that was recently launched in China, and in case you missed let’s quickly go through the design.

In terms of design, there’s a big display upfront with a punch-hole front camera. There are minimal bezels on the sides though there’s a big chin, well that’s expected since its an ultra-budget smartphone

As for the back, there’s a dual camera setup with individual camera housing and an LED Flash. The company logo is at the bottom.

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Redmi 12 Series Specifications

As mentioned above, Redmi 12 4G & 5G connectivity options have one major difference between them, i.e., the SoC. Redmi 12 4G & 5G features a 6.79-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate & FullHD+ resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. it has a 240Hz touch sampling rate & 450 nits of Peak brightness.

As for the processing power, the Redmi 12 4G features a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset, while the 12 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, which is a first for the ultra-budget segment.

The devices will be coupled with 4/6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128/256GB storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 1TB of storage. Both the devices run on MIUI 14, based on Android 13, and come in three colorways, Pastel Blue, Jade Black, and Moonstone Silver.

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For the optics, This is another department where the 12 4G differs from the Redmi 12 5G as the 4G model features a triple rear camera setup while the 12 5G has a dual rear camera at the back.

There’s a 50MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro lens on the 12 4G, and on the other hand, the 12 5G features the same 50MP primary lens.

However, there’s no wide-angle lens instead, it has a 2MP depth lens. On the front, both devices share the same 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Both 12 4G & 12 5G feature a 5,000mAh battery with 18 fast-wired charging; Redmi also provides a fast charger in the box. The Redmi 12 4G and 5G models are IP53 rated so that the devices can sustain a splash of water

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Other features of the devices include dual-band WiFi, IR Blaster, USB OTG, Bluetooth & more.

Redmi 12 Series Pricing & Availability

The Redmi 12 4G comes in 4/6GB RAM & 128GB Storage variants, whereas the 12 5G features 4/6/8GB RAM & 128GB/256GB storage variants.

Redmi 12 4G

  • 4GB/128GB: ₹8,999
  • 6GB/128GB ₹10,999

Redmi 12 5G

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  • 4GB/128GB: ₹10,999
  • 6GB/128GB: ₹12,499
  • 8GB/256GB: ₹14,999

These prices include bank offers & exchange bonuses for Xiaomi users. Both devices will go on sale in the country from August 4 on Amazon India & Mi India website.

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