14 October 2022
Redmi has debuted the Redmi Note 12 series as the 12th iteration in one of the world's best-selling smartphone lineups. It has three models Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro+. The last one also has a special variant called Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition. Let's have a look at each of these smartphones one at a time.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ features a flat-edge design. It sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) OLED punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel supports HDR10+/Dolby Vision content, 900 nits of peak brightness, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Under the hood, it has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a single 256GB storage option.
The triple camera setup includes a 200-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The phone has a 16-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and video calls. The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and 120W fast charging. The Discovery Edition has the same specifications but it comes with a 4,300mAh battery and a whopping 210W fast charging. Redmi is claiming a full 100% charge within just 9 minutes.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,099 (about $290)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 2,299 (about $318)
Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,399 (about $332)
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is identical to the Pro+ barring a few differences. Its triple camera setup is headlined by a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization. The other two cameras on the phone include an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The phone is packed with a 5,000mAh battery but offers only up to 67W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 Pro pricing:
- 6GB/128GB for CNY 1,699 (about $235)
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 1,799 (about $249)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 1,999 (about $277)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 2,199 (about $304)
The Redmi Note 12 5G is the most affordable smartphone in the lineup. It sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) OLED punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor here is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. There is up to 256GB storage option along with a microSD card slot.
On the back, you will get a dual-camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel shooter. There is a 5,000mAh battery supported by 67W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12 5G Pricing:
- 4GB/128GB for CNY 1,199 (about $166)
- 6GB/128GB for CNY 1,299 (about $180)
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 1,499 (about $207)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 1,699 (about $235)