Redmi, the popular smartphone brand, is gearing up to unveil its latest offering, the Redmi Note 12R. Recently certified by China Telecom, the device’s complete specifications have been revealed, shedding light on its features and expected pricing.
The Redmi Note 12R is slated to be the successor to the Redmi Note 12 5G and is rumored to house impressive specifications at an affordable price point.
Display and Design:
The Redmi Note 12R is expected to feature a large 6.79-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels.
The exact details about the screen type and refresh rate are yet to be confirmed. The device is depicted in renders with a center punch-hole design, a signature style seen in many Redmi phones.
Performance and Storage:
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12R is anticipated to be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 6nm Mobile Platform.
This chipset is expected to consist of 2.2 GHz x 2 A78-based and 1.95GHz x 6 A55-based Kryo CPUs, coupled with the Adreno 613 GPU.
The phone is speculated to be available in multiple configurations, including 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM, paired with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Additionally, storage can be expanded up to a whopping 1TB using a microSD card.
Camera and Biometrics:
The Redmi Note 12R is rumored to boast a capable camera setup, with a 50MP primary rear camera accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor featuring an f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, it is expected to house a 5MP camera within the display cutout for selfies and video calls. The device will also feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for secure and convenient unlocking, along with an infrared sensor.
Operating System and Connectivity:
The smartphone is likely to run on Android 13 out of the box with Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 skin on top. In terms of connectivity, the Redmi Note 12R is expected to support 5G SA/NSA networks, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer.
Battery and Other Features:
A generous 5000mAh (typical) battery is expected to power the Redmi Note 12R, accompanied by 22.5W fast charging technology. The phone is also rumored to retain the beloved 3.5mm audio jack, allowing users to connect their favorite wired headphones.
Price and Availability:
According to the recent listing, the Redmi Note 12R is expected to debut in China in July. The device is rumored to be available in three attractive color options: Midnight Black, Time Blue, and Sky Fantasy.
As for pricing, it is speculated that the Redmi Note 12R will start at 1099 yuan (or $152) for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model is anticipated to be priced at 1199 yuan (or $166), while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variants might retail for 1599 yuan (or $222) and 1799 yuan (or $250) respectively.