Redmi 12C India Launch May Happen in February: What We Know So Far

The Redmi 12C will reportedly launch before POCO C55 in India.

Highlights

  • Redmi 12C may launch next month in India.
  • POCO C55 will also launch as a rebadged version of Redmi 12C in India.
  • The Redmi 12C draws power from a Mediatek Helio G85 SoC.

Xiaomi recently launched a budget smartphone in China called the Redmi 12C. Although there are no official details available about its India launch, a report published earlier today mentioned that it can launch as POCO C55 in India. The C55 will launch as a successor to the recently launched POCO C50 in the country.

The report comes from a reliable tipster Kacper Skrzypek. However, another report from 91mobiles mentions that the phone will launch as the Redmi 12C in India. The report has further revealed the launch timeline of the device in the country. But does that mean POCO C55 won’t launch in the country? Let’s know about that in detail.

Redmi 12C and POCO C55 India Launch Timeline Tipped

As per the report, the Redmi 12C will launch in India in February. The report further states the launch will take place before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023. The event is scheduled to start on February 27, so expect the launch before that only.

As told earlier, the POCO C55 is also tipped to launch in India as a rebranded Redmi 12C and that will launch in the country as well. However, the launch will only take place once the brand is done with the POCO X5 Pro launch in the country. So, we are almost a month away from the official launch of the POCO C55. Most likely, the Redmi 12C will debut first in the country.

Also Read: POCO X5 Pro India Launch Imminent; Could Arrive in January as Rebadged Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition

Redmi 12C Specifications

The Redmi 12C has a square-shaped module on the back, which houses a pill-shaped camera module and a fingerprint scanner. The LED flash is located inside the camera module. It has narrow bezels, except for the thick chin.

It features a 6.71-inch HD+ display with a 500nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a waterdrop notch.

It draws power from a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC which is paired with a Mali-G52 GPU. It comes with LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC 5.1 flash memory. There is support for storage expansion up to 512GB via a microSD card. The device has a hybrid SIM slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It boots MIUI 13, based on Android 12.

The device sports a dual-rear camera setup. The primary sensor on the device is a 50MP primary shooter that gets accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 5MP front camera sensor.  

The smartphone comes equipped with a 5000mAh battery unit and 10W charging support. It has a micro-USB port for charging and data transfers.

Redmi 12C: Expected Price in India

The Redmi 12C was launched in three configurations in China. The smartphone costs RMB 699 (approx Rs 8,500) for 4GB + 64GB variant, RMB 799 (approx Rs 9,700) for 4GB + 128GB variant, and RMB 899 (approx Rs 11,000) for 6GB + 128GB configuration.

We can expect the company to launch the Redmi 12C at a starting price of Rs 9,999 in Inda.