Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant, has just launched the Redmi Note 12 in India. This move comes after the company debuted the 4G variant of the same smartphone in Europe last week. The smartphone has garnered significant attention in the tech community due to its impressive features and affordable pricing.
One of the notable features of the Redmi Note 12 4G is its large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a centered punch-hole design. It boasts a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), up to 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also offers a 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness level of 1,200 nits.
The Redmi Note 12 4G also includes a range of features that make it stand out from other smartphones in its price range. Its camera system, for instance, is particularly impressive, with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide unit, and a 2MP macro snapper. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera is a 13MP shooter that is perfect for taking selfies and video calls.
The phone is also packed with features that are designed to provide a seamless user experience. It runs on MIUI 14 based on Android 13 and features LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. Connectivity options include dual SIM, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GNSS, and USB Type-C. Additionally, the phone includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated MicroSD card slot for additional storage.
One downside of the Redmi Note 12 4G is that it lacks dual stereo speakers, which could be a disappointment for those who enjoy watching videos or playing games on their smartphone. However, the phone does include a 3.5mm headphone jack, which allows users to connect their favorite headphones or earbuds.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12 4G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 chipset paired with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. This processor delivers smooth performance and enables the user to multitask with ease.
Lastly, the device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W fast wired charging, ensuring that you never run out of juice when you need it most.
It’s worth noting that the Redmi Note 12 5G and Redmi Note 12 4G differ not only in terms of their chipset but also their network connectivity. While the former supports 5G, the latter is limited to 4G.
The Redmi Note 12 5G’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip is a mid-range chipset, which offers better performance compared to the Snapdragon 685 chipset found in the Redmi Note 12 4G. However, it’s important to consider that the Redmi Note 12 5G is also more expensive than its 4G counterpart.
In terms of other features, both smartphones have a similar design with a centered punch-hole display and a rectangular camera module at the back. The rear camera system also comprises a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro lens. However, the Redmi Note 12 5G has a higher-resolution primary sensor, which might result in better image quality.
Here are the full specs of the Redmi Note 12 4G:
- Display: 6.67-inch centered punch-hole AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels), up to 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,200 nits peak brightness level.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 chipset.
- RAM: LPDDR4x RAM.
- Storage: UFS 2.2 storage.
- Operating System: MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
- Rear Cameras: 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor, 8MP ultrawide unit, and a 2MP macro snapper.
- Front Camera: 13MP shooter.
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GNSS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and dedicated MicroSD card slot.
- Battery: 5,000mAh battery.
- Charging: 33W fast wired charging.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 4G comes with a reasonable price tag of ₹14,999 for the 6GB + 64GB model and ₹16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model in India. The device offers three trendy color options of Lunar Black, Frosted Ice Blue, and Sunrise Gold to choose from. Customers can also enjoy a limited-time discount of ₹1,000 if they make the purchase using ICICI Bank credit cards. So, Don’t miss the chance to get it for ₹13,999.
Starting April 6 at 12 PM IST, the Redmi Note 12 4G will be up for grabs on Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes, and various leading retail stores throughout India.