Xiaomi has finally launched its highly anticipated Redmi Note 12 series outside its home country and it started this in the Indian market. The new lineup includes three smartphone models including the Note 12Note 12 Pro, and Note 12 Pro+. Well, let’s have a look at the base model.

Redmi Note 12 5G launched in india

Redmi Note 12 5G

The Chinese tech giant’s Note 12 5G is the vanilla variant of the latest Note 12 lineup and is also the most affordable amongst the three. On the front, the device sports a 6.67-inch Samsung AMOLED display that has a FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits of peak brightness, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Under the hood, the handset is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC that is paired with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 internal storage. The Note 12 5G also runs on Android 12 OS based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box.

Redmi Note 12 5G specs for india

On the rear, the Redmi Note 12 5G features a triple camera setup unlike the dual camera variant on the Chinese model. This rear module consists of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8 megapixels ultra-wide angle lens, and another 2-megapixel shooter. Meanwhile, the front houses an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

The smartphone is powered by a large 5,000mAh battery pack that supports 33W fast charging. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IP53 rating, an IR blaster, a side mounted fingerprint scanner, a slim 7.9mm thickness, and a hybrid SIM card slot for memory expansion up to 1TB via a microSD card.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Series

Both the Redmi Note 12 and Note 12 Pro feature a 6.67-inch centered punch-hole OLED display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (FHD+), a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a 1920Hz PWM dimming, and a 16,000-level dimming. The 20:9 panel supports a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit color depth, 900 nits peak brightness level, HDR10+, HDR10, and Dolby Vision.

Redmi Note 12 Pro in colors in india
Redmi Note 12 Pro

A MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage powers the phones. The Pro Plus sports a larger 3,000mm2 VC cooling system than the 2,000mm2 graphene-based cooling system found in the standard Pro edition.

An IR blaster, an x-axis linear vibration motor, twin stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone connector are all included with both devices. It has dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, GNSS, NFC, and USB Type-C as connectivity options.

The gadgets launch MIUI 13 on top of Android 12. A 5,000mAh battery powers the Pro and Pro Plus. The Pro model offers 67W fast charging while the Pro Plus model comes with 120W fast charging baked in.

Speaking of significant distinctions, the Pro has a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera. This 1/1.56-inch sensor sports a 6P lens, f/1.88 aperture, and OIS.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in colors in india
Redmi Note 12 Pro+

The Pro Plus, on the other hand, sports a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HPX primary camera with a 1/1.4-inch sensor size. It comes equipped with an f/1.65 aperture, an ALD coating, and a 7P lens.

However, the 8MP ultra-wide camera and 2MP macro camera are shared by both phones. They both have 16MP front cameras that are identical.

Pricing and Availability in India

Redmi Note 12 5G

The Note 12 starts from 16,499 INR (roughly 199 US Dollars) for the 4GB + 128GB variant, while the 6GB + 128GB version costs 18,499 INR (roughly 223 US Dollars).

Although, Xiaomi fans will get an additional 1,000 INR off on exchange for existing Xiaomi/Redmi phones. ICICI bank card holders also get an additional 1,500 INR discount. The Note 12 5G will be available in three color variants, including a Matte Black, Mystique Blue that slightly changes color depending on the angle, and Frosted Green.

Redmi Note 12 Pro series

The Redmi Note 12 Pro will come with a starting price tag of Rs 24,999 for the 6GB + 128GB configuration. The 8GB + 128GB & 8GB + 256GB configurations will cost Rs 26,999 and Rs 27,999 respectively. It will be available in three colors – Stardust Purple, Frosted Blue, and Onyx Black.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus on the other hand has two configurations, namely 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB. These cost Rs 29,999 and Rs 32,999 respectively. It comes in three color options – Arctic White, Iceberg Blue, and Obsidian Black.

Both the Note 12 Pro series smartphones will get up to Rs 3000 Instant discount using ICICI Bank cards and will get up to Rs 4,000 off if customers choose to go the exchange route.

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 12 series earlier today (5th January 2023), while first sale will start on 11th January 2023 at 12pm IST via Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Home, and other retail partners.

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