After almost a month of announcing the launch date for the Redmi Note 12 series. Today, Xiaomi unveiled its much-anticipated Redmi Note 12 5G series in India!
Let’s just get the usual out of the way – The Redmi Note 12 series already launched in China last year, and the Note 12 series has three phones under its umbrella – The vanilla Note 12, the Redmi Note 12 Pro & the flagship of the series Note 12 Pro+.
Let’s go through the Design & Specifications of the Redmi Note 12 5G series.
Redmi Note 12 Series Design & Specifications
All three smartphones of the Note 12 series feature a similar design language. There’s a flat display upfront with minimal bezels all around! A centered hole punch camera on the front!
The power button and volume rockers are on the right! Speaker grille on top & bottom. Blaster & 3.5mm audio jack on top. With the USB Type-C at the bottom.
As for the back, all three Redmi Note 12 series smartphones feature a rectangular camera module that houses triple rear cameras with LED Flash. Redmi branding is at the bottom left, in line with the camera module.
Now onto the Specifications of Note 12.
Redmi Note 12 5G Specifications
The vanilla Redmi Note 12 has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 1200 nits peak brightness.
Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 gen 1 chipset coupled with 4/6GB RAM & 128GB UFS 2.2 storage which is expandable up to 1TB using a MicroSD card. The Redmi Note 12 comes in three color options – Matte Black, Mystique Blue and Frosted Green. Runs on Miui 13 based on Android 12.
As for the cameras, there’s a triple rear camera which includes a 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, there’s a 13MP selfie camera.
The Redmi Note 12 has a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging & is IP53 rated. There’s also a side fingerprint sensor. IR blaster & 3.5mm audio jack up top. Also, the vanilla Note 12 is the slimmest Note at just 7.9mm thick.
Onto the vanilla Note 12 Pricing & Availability.
Redmi Note 12 5G Pricing & Availability
The vanilla Note 12 comes in two variants
- 4GB/128GB: ₹17,999.
- 6GB/ 128GB: ₹19,999.
Also, there’s a ₹1500 discount on all ICICI bank cards & there’s an additional ₹1500 exchange value. The Note 12 5G will be available starting January 11 on Amazon India, Mi India & other Mi partners.
Now lets Jump onto the Specifications of Redmi Note 12 Pro & Redmi Note 12 Pro+.
Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G & Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Specifications
Well, the Note 12 Pro & the Note 12 Pro+ share almost identical specifications, but there are some key differences in terms of camera & charging, etc.
Both Redmi Note 12 Pro & Note 12 Pro+ features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate and FullHD+ resolution. The display is A 10-bit, HRDR10+ & supports DolbyVision & Dolby Atmos.
Under the hood, Both smartphones are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor with Mali G-68 MC4 GPU. Redmi Notte 12 Pro comes with LPDDR4X 6/8GB RAM & 128/256GB UFS 2.2 storage, while the Note 12 Pro+ comes with 8/12GB RAM & 256GB storage. Both phones run on MIUI 13, based on Android 12.
Note 12 Pro 5G comes in three color options – Stardust Purple, Frosted Blue, and Onyx Black, and the Note 12 Pro+ 5G comes in Iceberg Blue, Arctic White, and Obsidian Black.
As for the Optics – Both the Redmi smartphones feature a triple rear camera setup. However, the Redmi Note 12 Pro has a 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor with f./1.88 aperture and OIS, whereas the Note 12 Pro+ has a 200MP Samsung HMX sensor with f/1.65 aperture, 7P lens, and OIS. There’s a 16MP front camera with f/2.45 aperture for selfies & video calls.
The other sensors on both devices are the same, i.e., an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro lens.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast wired charging, while the Note 12 Pro+ packs a slightly less 4,890mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging. Both phones are IP53 rated.
Redmi Note 12 measures 162.9 x 76x 7.98mm & weighs 187 grams, while the Note 12 Pro+ measures 8.98mm & weighs 208.4 grams.
Onto the Pricing & Availability now.
Redmi Note 12 Pro & Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Pricing & Availability
Redmi Note 12 Pro comes in three variants.
- 6GB/ 128GB: ₹24,999
- 8GB/128GB: ₹26,999
- 8GB/256GB: ₹27,999.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes in two variants.
- 8GB/128GB: ₹29,999.
- 8GB/256GB: ₹32,999.
Also, there’s a 3K discount on ICICI bank cards and an additional 1K more on the exchange of Xiaomi/Redmi phones.
Both devices will be available starting January 11 on Flipkart & Mi India & other Mi partners.
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