Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 12 series featuring four different phones; Note 12, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro+, and Note 12 Explorer edition. Some of the headline specs include 210W fast charging and a 200MP main camera system.
Redmi Note 12
The Base model Redmi Note 12 features a 6.67-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip, aided by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The software are is covered by Android 12 and MIUI 13.
The camera module comprises of two cameras; there’s a main camera capped at 48MP and a 2MP depth camera. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor. with this device you are getting a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 Pro & Pro+
The Pro model sports a 6.67-inch OLED display, having an FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Powering the device is a Mediatek Dimensity 1080, backed up by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The software are is covered by Android 12 and MIUI 13.
This phone has a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter. The battery capacity stays at 5000 mAh, but has a faster 67W fast charging.
The Pro+ is almost identical to the Pro version having a 6.67-inch OLED display, and a Dimensity 1080 chip at its helm, backed up by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, except this model has a 200MP main camera, making it the first in the Redmi series to have such. The Battery capacity is still capped at 5000 mAh, but it is charged at a faster 120W rate.
The Explorer edition is basically the same phone as the Note 12 Pro models, but what separates it is the incredibly fast 210W charging which was introduced. The last time we saw something really fast was with Infinix’s 180W fast charging on the Zero Ultra device, but this Redmi device has been crowned king. According to Xiaomi, this device can be charged from 0% to 66% in 5 minutes, and it finally reaches 100% in 9 minutes.
Pricing and Availability
Redmi Note 12 comes at CNY 1,199 ($165) for the 4/128GB model and CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 8/256GB model.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes in white, black, blue and a special Yibo Edition with green and black dual tone back. Pricing for starts at CNY 2,199 ($304) for the 8/256GB model. The 12/256GB trim will sell for CNY 2,399 ($332). Open sales in China start on November 1.
Redmi Note 12 Pro pricing starts at CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 6/128GB unit. The 8/128GB goes for CNY 1,799, the 8/256 GB mide costs CNY 1,999. 12/256 GB model goes for CNY 2,199 ($304).
The explorer edition is on pre-order at a price of CNY 2,400 ($330). Open sales in China will begin on November 1.