- The Redmi 12C will feature a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC.
- It packs a 5000mAh battery.
- The phone will feature a 6.71-inch IPS LCD.
Xiaomi is hosting a new Redmi event later this week. The company has confirmed the launch of two new budget smartphones at the March 30 event in India. There will be the Redmi Note 12 4G, which will sit below the 5G variant launched earlier this year. The second smartphone launching at the event on March 30 is the Redmi 12C. Xiaomi has already launched the 12C in various global markets. The Indian variant is likely to pack the same set of hardware. Now, Xiaomi has confirmed that the upcoming Redmi 12C will be available for purchase via Amazon India.
The Amazon India microsite also lists some of the key specifications of the upcoming Redmi phone. In addition to this, the pricing details of the phone have been tipped as well. Let’s take a look at the Redmi 12C’s expected price in India, specifications and other details known so far.
Redmi 12C Price in India Teased
The Redmi 12C will be one of the most affordable smartphones from the brand in India. Xiaomi has confirmed the phone’s Amazon India availability. The microsite also reveals that the 12C will be priced under Rs 10,000 in India. One of the teaser images confirms that the device will feature a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC under the hood, claiming to be the fastest in the segment of phones launched in 2023 and priced under Rs 10,000 in India.
Another teaser image highlights the big display of the phone, which also is said to be the biggest in the segment. The phone is also confirmed to sport a dual-camera setup on the back. In addition to these details, Redmi has confirmed that the phone will launch in four colours in India. These will be purple, black, green and blue.
The Redmi 12C was launched in Indonesia for IDR 1,399,000 (roughly Rs 7,600). The Chinese variant of the phone launched at the very end of December 2022 was priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs 8,400). Therefore, it is possible that the Indian price of the 12C could be priced around Rs 9,000 in India.
The phone is likely to launch with two storage options — 4GB + 64GB/ 128GB and 6GB + 128GB. There is support for up to 5GB of virtual RAM as well. Combined, the device will offer up to 11GB of RAM. There is also support for a microSD card slot to increase memory up to 1TB.
The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is placed inside the big camera module. The camera module houses a dual-camera setup with a 50MP main camera and a QVGA lens for depth mapping. For selfies, the 12C has a 5MP front camera.
On the front, the phone has a 6.71-inch IPS LCD with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. It has a waterdrop notch for the front camera. There is a slightly thick chin bezel below the display. The phone’s screen also has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1650 pixels. It packs a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging support. The phone weighs about 192 grams and measures 168.76 x 76.41 x 8.7mm.