Xiaomi is all set to launch its next Redmi Note lineup. The brand will launch the Redmi Note 12 Series in China tomorrow, i.e. October 27. Xiaomi is expected to unveil three new smartphones in the upcoming launch. The new series from Redmi will debut first in homeland country and then will debut in India and in other countries. The biggest highlight of the upcoming Redmi Note 12 series is in the camera department. Xiaomi has already revealed that the Redmi Note 12 Pro will pack the Sony IMX766 camera sensor, which has been used in many decent camera devices. While the top of the line Redmi Note 12 Pro+ will pack a 200MP camera, a first for Redmi Note range. The charging speeds have already been teased, which are said to start at 67W and go up to 210W.
On the other hand, Realme is also prepping up to launch the Realme 10 Series in China. It is expected to launch the Realme 10 series devices in November to take on the upcoming Note 12 series from Redmi. Here’s everything you need to know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 devices.
Redmi Note 12 Series Lineup
The all-new Redmi Note 12 range will include three phones – Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+. And, as expected, the Redmi Note 12 will be the cheapest model in the new Redmi range, while the Pro will be the mid-variant while the Note 12 Pro+ will be the top-of-the-line model. Redmi may also launch a China-exclusive Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition variant
Redmi Note 12 Series Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
The Redmi Note 12 Series will launch in China on October 27 at 7 PM (CST) or in India time at 4:30 PM (IST). It is most likely to include the Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+.
The entire event will be streamed live on the company’s Weibo account and on other social media platforms.
When will Redmi Note 12 series launch in India
Xiaomi usually launches its Redmi Note devices in India soon after the China launch. The gap could be weeks, but considering we are already in the last quarter of the year, the company might as well launch this early next year. A recent report claimed that Xiaomi may launch all three devices globally in Q1, 2023. We will have to wait for some time before we can say for sure when the Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ – the three much-anticipated devices launch in India.
Redmi Note 12 Series Expected Price in India
The Redmi Note 12 Series will consist of three smartphones. The Pro will be the cheapest whereas the Explorer Edition will be the premium among the trio. The base Redmi Note 12 is expected to start from around 1,500 Yuan (approx Rs 17,000). On the other hand, we can expect the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ to price around 2,000 Yuan (approx Rs 22,800) and 2,650 Yuan (approx Rs 30,000) respectively.
Redmi Note 12 Series: Expected Sale Date
While Xiaomi hasn’t announced any specific sale date for the Redmi Note 12 Series, we can expect the devices to go on sale after three or four days after the launch on October 27 and that too in China to start with.
Redmi Note 12 Series Specifications and Features
Just a day ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has confirmed most of the specs of the Redmi Note 12 lineup. Let’s know more about them.
200MP Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is confirmed to feature a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor which was announced a couple of days ago. The Explorer Edition will also pack the same sensor. This is not only the first time we will get to see a 200MP sensor in the Redmi Note lineup, but also the first time a 200MP camera phone is launching in the mid-budget segment. The sensor can combine four pixels into one to transform the 0.56-micron 200MP sensor into a 1.12-micron 50MP output, or a 12.5MP output with 2.24-micron pixels by combining 16 pixels into one.
Mediatek Dimensity 1080 Chipset
All three Note 12 Series devices will be powered by the newly launched Mediatek Dimensithy 1080 chipset which is likely to be paired with 6/8/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. The System-on-chip (SoC) will be coupled with ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU.
210W Fast Charging
This may sound insane, but the top-of-the-line Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition will feature 210W fast charging. This will be the first time we will get to see the highest charging speed available commercially in a mid-budget segment. The device can charge from 0 to 100% in just 10 minutes. So a question arises if the 210W charging is safe or not. Redmi says the Note 12 Discovery Edition involves up to 60 safety and active protection measures. These are divided into four segments – charging temperature, charging voltage, charging current and Azimuth protection.
AG Fluorite glass back
The Redmi Note 12 Series design looks identical to the Redmi K50i that the company launched a few months ago in India. The device will feature an AG Fluorite glass back and will have flat edges. Till now, the blue, black, white, and a galaxy colour variant have been showcased. We can expect Xiaomi to unveil more colour options during the launch.
Other Specifications and Features
The Redmi Note 12 Pro series devices will pack a 5,000mAh battery unit. The standard Redmi Note 12 Pro will support 67W fast charging whereas, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ will offer 120W fast charging. The Redmi Note 12 Pro is tipped to come with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS support. All three devices are expected to come with a 120Hz AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution.
Redmi Note 12 Series Latest News
Redmi Note 12 Series Renders and Specifications Leaked, Global Launch Details Tipped (October 26, 2022)
The details about the Redmi Note 12 series global launch have surfaced on the web, courtesy of Sudhanshu Ambhore. As per the tipster, the Redmi Note 12 series for the global markets will be completely different compared to the Chinese market. The tipster further reveals that the Redmi Note 12 series for the global market will debut sometime in early 2023.