Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi has launched a phone powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset. Dubbed the Redmi Note 12R, it is the first device to launch with the latest midrange chip.

Redmi Note 12R in colors 1

Aside the shiny new chipset and some minor camera differences, the Redmi Note 12R shares most of its key specs and design with the recently announced Redmi 12.

There’s a 6.79-inch IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate and a punch hole cutout for the 5MP front-facing camera. The back houses a 50MP main cam (f/1.8) alongside a 2MP macro module.

Redmi Note 12R specs

Redmi Note 12R comes with 4/6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage which is expandable via the microSD card slot.

The device packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging support and boots MIUI 14 based on Android 13.

Redmi Note 12R

Redmi Note 12R Specifications

Display: 6.79-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate

Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 6nm Mobile Platform (2.2 GHz x 2 A78-based +2GHz x 6 A55-based Kryo CPUs) with Adreno 613 GPU

RAM/Storage: 4GB / 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD

OS: Android 13 with MIUI 14


Main Camera: Dual

  • 50MP, LED flash
  • 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie Camera: 5MP

Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor

Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Dimensions: 168.6×76.28×8.17mm

Weight: 199g

Network/Connectivity: 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C

Battery: 5000mAh (typical) with 18W fast charging

Redmi Note 12R Price and Availability

Redmi Note 12R is available in Midnight Black, Time Blue and Sky Fantasy colors.

Redmi Note 12R in colors

The baseline 4/128GB trim is priced at CNY 999 in China which converts to $140 though you can also get the device for just CNY 99 ($14) on contract. It remains to be seen if Xiaomi will bring the Note 12R outside of China.

RAM/storagePricein USD (converted)
4/128GBCNY 999$140
6/128GBCNY 1,099$151
8/128GBCNY 1,499$206
8/256GBCNY 1,799$248


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