Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 12 series today at an event which includes the a vanilla 12, a 12 Pro, a 12 Pro+ and the 12 Explorer Edition. We’ll cover the first three phones here while the Explorer Edition and its 210W charging will be covered in a separate post.
Redmi Note 12
The Note 12 features a 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The main camera comes with 48MP and you only get a 2MP depth module in addition. The selfie shooter is capped at 8MP. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset sits at the helm aided by up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
It is housed by a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and 12 Pro
The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ models shares thesame spec sheets except for the cameras.
The devices features 6.67-inch OLED displays of FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rates. Both phones are equipped with the Dimensity 1080 chipset and up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage which is not expandable.
The Pro+ has an advantage in the camera department – it’s the first Redmi phone with a 200MP camera utilizing Samsung’s ISCOELL HPX sensor. This is a 1/1.4-inch sensor with 16-to-1 pixel binning and QPD autofocus. You can take 12.5MP resolution photos in the default mode with a 2.24μm pitch, 50MP shots with 1.12μm pixels and even full 200MP images with 0.56μm pixels.
These pack a 5000mAh battery. The Note 12 Pro has 67W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 15 minutes and up to 100% charge in 46 minutes. The Note 12 Pro+ has 120W fast charging, Surging P1 chip that can charge up to 100% in 19 minutes with the bundled 120W GaN charger. Both phones bot MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and retain the headphone jack.
Highlight Specifications of Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12
Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) OLED display with 30 / 60 / 90 / 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1920Hz High Frequency PWM Dimming, Dolby Vision, HDR10+
Chipset: Octa Core (2 x 2.6GHz Cortex-A78 + 6 x 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) MediaTek Dimensity 1080 6nm processor with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
Storage:6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage
Operating System: Android 12 with MIUI 13
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
Redmi Note 12 Pro – 50MP rear camera with 1/1.56″ Sony IM766 sensor, OIS, f/1.88 aperture, 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle camera, 2MP macro camera
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ – 200MP rear camera with 1/1.4″ Samsung HMX sensor, OIS, f/1.65 aperture, 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle camera, 2MP macro camera 16MP front camera
Sensor: In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
3.5mm audio jack, super-linear stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
Dimensions: 162.9x76x7.9mm (Note 12 Pro) / 8.98mm (Note 12 Pro+ and Note 12 Discovery Edition); Weight: 187g (Note 12 Pro) / 208.4g (Note 12 Pro+) / 207.5g (Note 12 Discovery Edition)
Network: 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
Battery: 5000mAh (typical) battery with 67W (Note 12 Pro) / 120W (Note 12 Pro+) fast charging.
Note 12 Discovery Edition – 4300mAh battery with 210W fast charging.
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 is available in the same color options minus the Yibo Edition which is replaced with a pink gradient shade. Pricing starts at CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 6/128GB trim. There are 8/128 GB (CNY 1,799) and 8/256 GB (CNY 1,999) models as well as a top of the line 12/256 GB model for CNY 2,199 ($304). Open sales in China start on November 1.
Redmi Note 12 comes in black, white and blue colors and retails for CNY 1,199 ($165) in its base 4/128GB trim and goes up to CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 8/256GB model.