- Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge is said to be in the works for India
- It will be succeeding the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
- The 12i HyperCharge will be a rebranded version of China’s Redmi Note 12 Pro+
Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge India launch has been tipped. As the moniker reveals, it will be arriving as the successor to the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, which debuted as India’s first 120W fast charging smartphone earlier this year.
According to a reliable tipster, Kacper Skrzypek, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ that recently went official in China, will be rebranded as the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge. He did not reveal any information on the vanilla Redmi Note 12 Pro. However, the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 12 Pro has already appeared in the IMEI database and has also bagged BIS certification. Hence, it appears that the Xiaomi 12i could be a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 12 Pro.
Xiaomi 12i, Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge specifications (expected)
The Xiaomi 12i and 12i HyperCharge may pack the same specifications and differ mainly in departments like the main camera and charging capabilities. The Xiaomi 12i duo will come with a 6.67-inch OLED display that offers a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. For security, it will feature a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The 12i series will run on the MIUI 13. However, it is unclear whether it will feature the Android 12 or the latest Android 13 OS.
The Xiaomi 12i series will feature the Dimensity 1080 chipset, up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Both phones will have a 5,000mAh battery. The 12i will support 67W fast charging, whereas the 12i HyperCharge will arrive with support for 120W fast charging.
The Xiaomi 12 will feature a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera, whereas the Note 12 Pro+ will arrive with a 200-megapixel Samsung HPX main camera. Both devices will have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Both devices will have a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
Xiaomi 12i, 12i HyperCharge price in India, launch timeframe (expected)
The Xiaomi 11i series was made official in January this year. Hence, the Xiaomi 12i and 12i HyperCharge may debut by January 2023. At launch, the 11i (6GB+128GB) and 11i HyperCharge (8GB+128GB) were priced at Rs 24,999 and Rs 26,999, respectively. Hence, it is likely that the Xiaomi 12i series could be priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 in India.