- Redmi Note 12 series will launch in India on January 05, 2023.
- The series include a vanilla Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+
- The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ will be the first Redmi phone to feature a 200MP camera
Xiaomi is set to start the year with the big-ticket launch of the Redmi Note 12 series in India. The Redmi Note 12 series made its debut in China recently, and now consumers in India will get a taste of the popular model which is launching this week. Xiaomi has been teasing the models of the new Redmi Note 12, three of them to be precise, which is likely to include the vanilla Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. All three phones should offer 5G support out of the box, and Xiaomi is rumoured to be using Qualcomm and MediaTek chipsets to make it happen. Here are all the details about the Redmi Note 12 devices, their expected prices and the features that Indian users can expect from the phones.
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Redmi Note 12 Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
Redmi Note 12 series is launching in India on Wednesday, 5th January 2023 and the event starts at 12:00 PM. Xiaomi is expected to use the Mi.com platform along with Amazon and Flipkart to sell the new lineup in India.
Redmi Note 12 Series Expected Price In India
Redmi Note 12 series in India will have three models and their pricing will have a different focus. The vanilla Redmi Note 12 5G is likely to be priced at Rs 14,999 for the base model, while the Redmi Note 12 Pro could start from Rs 17,999. The most premium version, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ could have a starting price tag of Rs 22,000 or higher.
Redmi Note 12 Series Expected Sale Date in India
Redmi Note 12 series could be available just a few days after the launch on 5th January in India. It is possible that the Redmi Note 12 series sale in India could be on 8th January.
Redmi Note 12 Series Specifications and Features
Xiaomi wants to make sure that all the models from the Redmi Note 12 series have a unique selling point. The features of the phones will surely appeal to different buyers across segments. Here are some of the detailed features that we expect to see on the Redmi Note 12 series.
Qualcomm And MediaTek Chipsets Powering Redmi Note 12 Series
Redmi Note 12 is confirmed to be using the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, one of the few phones to offer this hardware in India. You get 5G support out of the box and other AI-centric features. Redmi Note 12 Pros are going to use the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC, which we have already seen with Realme 10 Pro+ in the country. You get dual 5G SIM support, an improved camera and battery performance.
200MP Camera Enters Mid-Range Arena
If the year 2022 was all about 108MP cameras, this year, brands are expected to equip their devices with a 200MP camera at the back. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is expected to start the trend in the market, and going by the teasers from the company. There is plenty to be excited about the cameras in the offing. The main sensor will also have optical image stabilisation (OIS) support which should enhance the low light imaging and videography quality. Similarly, Redmi Note 12 Pro will have a 50MP main camera at the back, also with OIS support, which is rarity in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.
120W Charging Boost For Redmi Note Series
Xiaomi had introduced the 120W charging support on the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge in 2022 and now it is showering this technology to its popular Redmi Note lineup. As per reports, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ will have a 5,000mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging out of the box, and the charger bundled with the phone. With this speed, you can go from 0 to 100 per cent in under 20 minutes, as claimed by the company previously.
Redmi Note 12 Pro will also have a 5,000mAh battery but with support for 67W charging speed, which is not bad either.
Other Specifications and Features
Redmi Note 12 series will continue to run on the Android 12-based MIUI 13 version, with the new MIUI version coming to the phones later. All three phones will have an AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate screen and HDR10 and Dolby Vision support for select models.
Redmi Note 12 Pros will have an 8MP secondary ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro sensor. Redmi Note 12 will pack a 5,000mAh battery that offers 33W charging speed. The primary camera on the vanilla model will be a 48MP sensor. Redmi Note 12 5G will have up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, while Redmi Note 12 Pros will be offered with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.