The latest certification of Redmi 12 has disclosed which processor it will come with. This upcoming smartphone is expected to be another entry level device by Xiaomi. Redmi 12 was certified by FCC on April 18th.
Redmi 12 on FCC
Kacper Skrzypek, a tech blogger on Twitter, revealed that the Redmi 12 has a MediaTek Helio G88 processor. FCC certificate includes basic features such as IMEI of the device, and although we don’t have the full spec sheet, we can easily say that this is an affordable model based on the processor it has.
In Kacper’s post on Twitter, we see the Redmi 12 in the IMEI database with a model number of “23053RN02Y”. If you think the Redmi 12 is a brand new phone, you’d be wrong, as the Redmi 10 from two years ago also features the same processor as Redmi 12, MediaTek Helio G88. Redmi 12 is essentially a clone of Redmi 10.
Xiaomi is essentially releasing a “new phone” by modifying its design and giving it a new branding. It’s expected to be released with minor differences. This approach is similar to what was done with the recently launched Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G, which uses the same Snapdragon 732G processor as Redmi Note 10 Pro. You may wonder why differently named devices with the same features are introduced as “new” and the most reasonable answer to this is the software support.
In fact, brands like Samsung also change the name and design of their entry level devices which have been introduced years ago and sell them as new devices, and the phones usually come with the latest Android version. However, Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G which is introduced in 2023 comes with Android 11 installed out of the box. We will see in the coming days whether Redmi 12 will have the current Android version.