Redmi Note 12 Series Launching in India on January 5: 5 Things That Make It Worth Waiting For

Redmi Note 12 series includes three models this year and you have the Pro+ model upgrading on multiple fronts.


Xiaomi 12 series is set to be the first smartphone lineup from the company in the country in 2023. The popular Redmi Note series has seen progressive upgrades over the years. First, we saw a bump in performance, then cameras and then the design overhaul that made it more widespread. This year, Xiaomi is hoping to build a new path for the Redmi Note series, and the Redmi Note 12 lineup promises the basics, the power, and more. Redmi Note 12 series is launching in India on January 5 which is less than a week away now, and here are 5 things that make the new Redmi Note series exciting, and we suggest you keep an eye out for. 

Vanilla Redmi Note 12 Powered By Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Chipset

As per the teasers, Redmi Note 12 is confirmed to get the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, which has been a rare species in the country, with iQOO Z6 Lite the only other device to use this SoC. Redmi Note 12 has traditionally been known for its value for money quotient but with the Redmi Note 12 promising 5G support out of the box, this year’s vanilla Redmi Note device could offer performance as one of its strong points. Redmi Note 12 is also expected to see a big bump in the display department, with a 120Hz refresh rate screen mooted. 

Redmi Note 12 Pro Cameras With OIS Support 

In the past few years, Xiaomi has made it a habit of differentiating between the features of the vanilla and the Pro Redmi Note variant. This year, the Redmi Note 12 Pro camera is likely to come with optical image stabilisation OIS support, which is not very common in the mid-range segment. Bringing this tech to the masses will not only help in delivering better photos but also produce better results while shooting videos. 

Xiaomi Enters The 200MP Camera Arena 

Xiaomi is heavily advertising the 200MP rear camera on the Redmi Note Pro+, which is likely to be the most expensive variant from the Redmi Note 12 series. Many brands are expected to use the same Samsung sensor on mid-range phones in 2023 and Xiaomi is giving us a first taste of what it promises. The main camera should have OIS in play as well, which can only enhance the overall photography chops of this phone’s camera. We can’t wait to see what the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has to offer for the shutterbugs. 

Bringing 120W Charging For More People 

Xiaomi has already shown us that it wants more people to enjoy its fast charging tech, and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge with its 120W charging support was offered in the market for under Rs 30,000. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is going to be the first in its series to give you this charging speed, which is claimed to go from 0 to 100 percent in under 20 minutes. 

MIUI Finally Graduates To Android 13

Xiaomi has been notorious with its Android upgrades, and even now you only have the Android 12-based MIUI version running on most of its devices. But the Redmi Note 12 series could change that and mark the start of 2023 with the rollout of MIUI 14 which has been built over the Android 13 operating system. Xiaomi revealed the new MIUI version at an event in China recently, and the initial signs suggest the new software will have enhanced privacy features along with additional customisations which has made MIUI a popular choice among consumers. 

Xiaomi will be hosting its event on Thursday, 5 January in India, where we will be getting our first look at the Redmi Note 12 lineup and also have details on their prices and availability in the country.