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Redmi Note 12 series with up to 200MP camera, 210W charging launched: price, specifications

Highlights

  • Redmi Note 12 series has been announced in China
  • The lineup has three models: Redmi Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro, and Note 12 Explorer
  • The Explorer model features 200MP main camera and 210W fast charging

Redmi Note 12 series has been launched in China. Apart from launching the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+, the company also unveiled the Redmi Note 12 Explorer as the world’s fast charging smartphone.

The entire series features an AMOLED panel that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The lineup is powered by the latest Dimensity chipset. It also features a new 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HPX camera, which has never been used on any of the 200-megapixel camera phones available in the market. The Note 12 series has up to 210W fast charging.

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Redmi Note 12, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Explorer specifications and features

Redmi Note 12 Pro

Redmi Note 12 Pro

The Redmi Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro, and Note 12 Explorer feature a 6.67-ich AMOLED display that produces an FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to 900 nits of brightness, and 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. The series comes with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+. The Note 12 trio comes with the MIUI 13-based Android 12 OS.

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12 models feature the Dimensity 1080. The series offers up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. For heat dissipation, it is equipped with 3000mm² vapour chamber liquid cooling system.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ house a 5,000mAh battery. The former supports 67W fast charging, while the latter offers 120W rapid charging. The Note 12 Explorer, which carries support for 210W charging, packs a 4,300mAh battery. According to Redmi, the Note 12 Explorer can be fully charged in just 9 minutes by means of the bundled 210W charger.

The Redmi Note 12 series has a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera with OIS support. The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and Note 12 Explorer, on the other hand, are fitted with a 200-megapixel Samsung HPX main camera with OIS support. All three phones have auxiliary cameras, such as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Version

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Version 

For security, the Redmi Note 12 family features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock. The entire lineup offers other common features like dual SIM, 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, an IR blaster, an X-axis linear motor, a USB Type-C port, dual stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Track Edition is a limited-edition model featuring a dual-tone design and the signature of Wang Yibo, who is Redmi China’s brand ambassador.

Redmi Note 12, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Explorer price and availability

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Track Edition

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ YIBO Edition

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in four RAM and storage configurations: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. These variants are priced at RMB 1,699 (~Rs 19,350), RMB 1,799 (~Rs 20,000), RMB 1,999 (~Rs 22,800), and RMB 2,199 (~Rs 25,050), respectively. Its colour variants are as follows: Mirror Porcelain White, Midnight Dark, Time Blue, and Shallow Dreamy Galaxy shades.

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage configurations. Both models are priced at RMB 2,099 (~Rs 23,900) and RMB 2,299 (Rs 26,200), respectively. It comes in Mirror Porcelain White, Midnight Dark, Time Blue, and Track Edition. The YIBO Edition comes with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and is priced at RMB 2,599 (~Rs 29,600).

The Redmi Note 12 Explorer is only available in Midnight Black with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.It is priced at RMB 2,399 (~Rs 27,300). The Note 12 series will be available for purchase starting October 31st, 2022, in China.

As far as the India launch is concerned, it is speculated that the Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ may get rebranded as the Xiaomi 12i series of smartphones. The 12i series may debut towards the end of Q1 2023. The Redmi Note 12 Explorer is likely to remain exclusive to China.

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