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Redmi 12C becomes the most affordable Helio G85 smartphone in Nigeria

Xiaomi’s Redmi 12C which was announced back in December of 2022, is now available and on sale in Nigeria. Recall that the 12C is the direct successor to the 10C since Xiaomi skipped the 11C model. Also, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 CPU on the 10C got replaced by the Helio G85 SoC from MediaTek.


As at writing, the Redmi 12C is already on sales via both offline and online platforms across Nigeria, even though Xiaomi Nigeria have not reveal the device officially yet. A further check and comparison with similarly spec’d smartphones reveals that the 12C is currently the most affordable Helio G85 Android device currently in Nigeria.

What is the Redmi 12C all about?

The Redmi 12C is currently Xiaomi’s most affordable entry-level smartphone apart from the Redmi A1 and the Redmi A1 Plus. It is the direct successor to the Redmi 10C of last year and comes with a 6.71-inch screen. The affordable smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core CPU, along with Mali-G52 GPU. This is the same CPU used on the Tecno POVA 2, the Infinix Note 12i, and the vanilla Hot 20 4G.


The phone is available in three storage options; 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. The device comes with two camera lenses on its rear; a 50-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 2-megapixel depth lens, while a single 5-megapixel selfie lens is used on the front.

The Redmi 12C is powered by a 5000mAh battery with a mediocre 10W charger. It runs on Google’s Android 12 along with MIUI 13 out of the box and is available in either Black, Blue, Mint, or Violet colors. The model also supports dual 4G SIMs and comes with a rear-placed fingerprint scanner.


Pricing and availability

The Redmi 12C is already on sale in Nigeria via popular online and offline stores. As for pricing, the recommended retail price for the 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM is tagged at N85,500 Nigerian Naira. For comparison sake, competitors’ offers with the same CPU are sold above 100K in Nigeria.

Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.

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