Xiaomi Unveils Redmi 12 Series: Budget-friendly 4G and 5G Smartphones

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Xiaomi has launched its 2 latest smartphones in the Redmi 12 series, Redmi 12, and Redmi 12 5G. Both phones come with different processors, but they have the same battery. These phones are expected to attract people in the budget range.

Notable Points:

  • Redmi 12 comes with the MediaTek Helio G88 SoC.
  • Redmi 12 5G comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2.
  • Both phones have a 50MP primary camera.
  • The sale of both phones will start from August 4.
  • Redmi 12 starts at ₹8,999, and Redmi 12 5G starts at ₹10,999.

Xiaomi has launched 2 phones today in its Redmi 12 series. Both of these phones come with a crystal glass back design, giving them a premium feel in the hand. Let’s take a look at the specifications of these phones.

Redmi 12 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.79-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1080 × 2460 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass.
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 SoC with a clock speed of 2GHz.
  • RAM and Storage: Two RAM options, 4GB and 6GB, with a single storage option of 128GB. The memory can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
  • Camera: Triple rear camera setup with a 50MP main camera, an 8MP secondary camera, and a 2MP tertiary camera. The front camera is 8MP.
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
  • Software: MIUI 14 based on Android 13 with some pre-installed apps.
  • Other Features: 4G, VoLTE, dual-band WiFi, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and GPS.

Redmi 12 5G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.79-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 × 2460 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass with a brightness of 550 nits.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC, a power-efficient processor based on a 4nm fabrication process.
  • RAM and Storage: Three RAM options, 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB, with two storage options, 128GB and 256GB UFS 2.2. The memory can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
  • Camera: Dual rear camera setup with a 50MP main camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The front camera is 8MP in a punch-hole design.
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
  • Software: MIUI 14 based on Android 13 with possible pre-installed apps.
  • Other Features: 5G, 4G, VoLTE, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Bluetooth 5.0, IP53 certification, dual-band WiFi, IR blaster, and mono speakers.

Both phones come in Moonstone Silver, Jade Black, and Pastel Blue color options and will be available from August 4. The Redmi 12 will be available on mi.com, Flipkart, and offline retail stores, while the Redmi 12 5G will be available on mi.com, Amazon, and offline retail stores.

As for the prices:

  • Redmi 12 (4GB + 128GB) is priced at ₹8,999 (effective price, including bank and exchange offers).
  • Redmi 12 (6GB + 128GB) is priced at ₹10,999 (effective price, including bank and exchange offers).
  • Redmi 12 5G (4GB + 128GB) is priced at ₹10,999 (effective price, including bank and exchange offers).
  • Redmi 12 5G (6GB + 128GB) is priced at ₹12,999 (effective price, including bank and exchange offers).
  • Redmi 12 5G (8GB + 256GB) is priced at ₹14,999 (effective price, including bank and exchange offers).

Please note that these prices include discount offers, and the actual prices may be higher.

MODEL NAMERedmi 12Redmi 12 5G
LAUNCH DATEAugust 1, 2023August 1, 2023
SALE DATEAugust 4, 2023August 4, 2023
PRICE (Base Variant)₹8,999₹10,999

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