Redmi Note 12 series launched, take a look at the price and specs of the new phones!

]Redmi Note 12 series has finally been unveiled! Redmi Note 12 series, which had its debut in China, will be offered globally as well. While last year’s Redmi Note series was focused mainly on fast charging, the Redmi Note 12 series has improvements on the camera too.


All three phones in the Redmi Note 12 series use the same processor. The phones are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset. It is a chipset manufactured by TSMC and has 6 nm process. With the Imagiq ISP, Dimensity 1080 can handle image data from sensors up to 200MP. So it has an enough performance for the 200 MP camera sensor on Redmi Note 12  Explorer Edition.

The chipset supports 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6. Storage and RAM capabilities may vary by each device. Storage options,  RAM and price information are given at the end of article.


All the phones come in black, blue and white colors. Just like other Xiaomi phones, Redmi Note 12 series offers special designs as well. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has a special edition called YIBO Racing Edition.

Note 12 Explorer Edition has a 2.5D curved OLED screen while the Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ have a flat OLED display. The angular design concept from the Redmi Note 11 series is carried over to the Redmi Note 12.


In terms of charging, the Redmi Note 12 series is pretty ambitious. The Note 12 Explorer Edition charges a phone more quickly than any other device Xiaomi has ever made.

Note 12 Explorer Edition can be fully charged in 9 minutes, according to Xiaomi’s explanation on the advertisement. Of course, the environment will have an impact on the charging speed but 210W is ridiculously fast if you consider laptop adapters give less power.

Redmi Note 12 Pro

  • 67W – mAh – 5000 mAh

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

  • 120W – 5000 mAh (full charge in 19 minutes)

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition

  • 210W – 5000 mAh (full charge in 9 minutes


Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is the first phone that has OIS in Redmi Note 12 series. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ equips 200 MP Samsung ISOCELL HPX camera sensor. New Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor’s size is 1/1,4″ which is 26% larger than Sony IMX 766 (used in Xiaomi 12). Note 11 Pro+ from last year doesn’t have OIS on main camera.

Even though it has a 200 MP sensor, the Xiaomi lets you take pictures in three different resolutions. 12.5 MP standard mode, 50 MP balanced mode, or 200 MP full quality are the options. When you don’t require extreme detail, choosing a lower resolution choice can save space without significantly lowering quality.

Shooting in lower resolution will also help to improve shutter speed and processing time. All the smartphones with high resolution camera sensor have a delay after taking a photo.

200 MP Samsung HPX sensor is also capable of shooting videos at 4K 120 FPS and 8K 30 FPS and it features 16 to 1 binning and QPD autofocus and it has f/1.65 aperture.  ALD anti-glare coating on Note 12 Pro+ increases image quality as well. You can take a look at the sample photos taken with 200 MP camera on Redmi Note 12 Pro+ from this link.

On the other hand Redmi Note 12 Pro features Sony IMX 766 camera sensor. It’s a camera sensor has been commonly used on midrange smartphones. Although we call it mediocre, it usually gives good results in good lighting conditions. Redmi Note 12 Pro has OIS on the main camera as well.

Redmi Note 12 Pro

This year Xiaomi has included some presets in the camera app of Redmi Note 12 series. Note 12 Pro features Sony IMX 766 sensor. The presets inside the camera app gives stylish look to the photos.

Here are the sample shots of Film Camera presets.

  • Sony IMX 766 – 50 MP main camera with OIS
  • 8 MP ultrawide camera
  • Macro camera

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

Unlike Redmi Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro+ comes with a Samsung camera sensor. It uses 200 MP Samsung HPX camera sensor which is released newly. Here are some shots taken with Redmi Note 12 Pro+.

  • Samsung HPX – 200 MP main camera with OIS
  • 8 MP ultrawide camera
  • Macro camera

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition shares the same camera sensor as Redmi Note 12 Pro+.

  • Samsung HPX – 200 MP main camera with OIS
  • 8 MP ultrawide camera
  • Macro camera

Although newer phones lack the headphone jack, Redmi Note 12 series features 3.5mm headphone jack and NFC.

Storage options & Price

Xiaomi launched the phones in China, but they will also be sold in other nations. Prices are based on sales in China but it should have similar pricing tag on the international market.

Redmi Note 12 Pro

  • 128 GB / 6 GB RAM – 1699 CNY / 235 USD
  • 128 GB / 8 GB RAM – 1799 CNY / 248 USD
  • 256 GB / 8 GB RAM – 1999 CNY / 276 USD
  • 256 GB / 12 GB RAM – 2199 CNY 304 USD

Redmi Note 12 Pro+

  • 256 GB / 8 GB RAM – 2199 CNY / 304 USD
  • 256 GB / 12 GB RAM – 2399 CNY / 331 USD

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition

  • 256 GB / 8 GB RAM – 2399 CNY / 331 USD

Alongside Redmi Note 12 Pro and Explorer Edition, Xiaomi has also released a new phone called Redmi Note 12 5G. It’s more affordable than rest of the Redmi Note 12 series.

  • 120 Hz OLED Display
  • Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
  • 5000 mAh battery with 33W charging
  • 48 MP main camera, 8 MP ultra wide camera
  • 1199 CNY / 4+128
  • 1299 CNY / 6+128
  • 1499 CNY / 8+128
  • 1699 CNY / 8+256

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