Redmi 12C Launch Round Up: Expected Price In India, How To Watch Launch Event, Specifications and More

The latest budget Redmi phone from Xiaomi promises to be a compelling device for buyers.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 12C could launch for under Rs 10,000
  • Redmi 12C will be available via Amazon in India
  • Redmi is using segment-fastest MediaTek SoC for the phone


Xiaomi is ready to launch the vanilla Redmi Note 12 series in the Indian market this week, but the company has another offering for consumers, this time focusing on the budget segment. The Redmi 12C is also expected to be announced with the Redmi Note 12 on March 30, when the company is hosting the main event.

As you might be aware, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 12C in other markets previously and now is ready to upgrade its budget lineup with this model in India. The company has already confirmed the launch and also shared teasers of some of the Redmi 12C features that could have a bearing on the interest of buyers. Here are all the expected specifications and prices of the Redmi 12C in India. 

Redmi 12C Launch Date, Event Time, Where To Watch Online 

Redmi 12C launch date in India is Thursday, March 30, but we still don’t have the launch event time and whether you can watch the event online from your mobile. Xiaomi is organising the Xiaomi Fan Festival, which will start on March 30, and that’s where the two new phones will be announced. 

Redmi 12C Expected Price in India

Redmi 12C is being pitched as a budget device, and we already have a marker for its price based on how much it costs in the other markets it has launched. In China, the Redmi 12C is priced at CNY 699 (Rs 8,400 approx) for the base variant, and going by recent trends, one can definitely expect the Redmi 12C India price to be between Rs 9,000 and Rs 10,000, the official teasers have already confirmed. 

Redmi 12C Expected Sale Date in India 

Redmi 12C is launching on March 30, which is just a day away, and it is possible Xiaomi could start sales for the budget phone from the launch date itself. It has already confirmed Amazon as the online selling partner in India. 

Redmi 12C Expected Specifications and Features 

Redmi 12C will be the successor to the Redmi 11 smartphone, which has gradually become the go-to pick for budget consumers in the country. But with other brands entering the space with appealing products, Redmi 12C will have more than a tough fight this year to stake the claim of the top budget phone in the country. Here are some of the expected specifications of the phone. 

Budget Phone With Style 

With the phone already launching in other markets, we have a good idea about its design and finishing. Redmi 12C focuses on style with its textured polycarbonate rear panel that also has stripes as per reports. The company is likely to keep the dimensions in check so that the phone is easy to use in one hand. The camera module shouldn’t occupy a lot of space at the back and the front of the device could have the standard notch design. 

Segment-First MediaTek SoC 

Xiaomi is powering the Redmi 12C with the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset which is claimed to be the leading chip in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. Having this SoC could help the phone deliver robust performance without having any ill effects on the battery life of the device. 

50MP Camera Aboard 

Redmi 12C is expected to feature a dual rear camera system where you have a 50MP primary sensor along with a QVGA lens for depth sensing. Having a camera with high megapixel count doesn’t necessarily mean better quality but the company is betting its buck on the camera performance, highlighting it in the teasers, which counts for something. 

Other Specifications and Features  

Redmi 12C is rumoured to have a large 6.71-inch LCD display with a 60Hz refresh rate screen that will sport a water drop notch. Redmi 12C could launch in two RAM 4/6GB and storage 64/128GB variants in the country. The storage is further expandable up to 512GB using the dedicated card slot. The device could have the fingerprint sensor at the back, and pack a 5000mAh battery which is likely to offer 10W charging support.