Xiaomi has finally lifted the curtains off the Redmi Note 12 series. The company launched four new phones in China. In this article, we will look at the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+, including the specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Redmi Note 12 Series Overview:
Design and Display
From the outside, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is indistinguishable from its non-Plus sibling. They both have the same design. However, if you hold the two, you will note that the Note 12 Pro+ is slightly thicker and heavier.
Both the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ sport a 6.67-inch OLED panel with a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. The phones can switch between four levels of refresh rate, with the highest being 120Hz. Likewise, the touch sampling rate is listed at 240Hz.
The screen has a 10-bit color depth and supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. It can get as bright as 900 nits in a highly lit environment.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12 Pro duo is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1080, a chip announced earlier this month. This makes the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ among the first phones to have the chip. It is built on TSMC’s 6nm process and features two Cortex-A78 cores (@2.6GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (@2GHz).
Redmi Note 12 Pro can be paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. On the other hand, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ maxes out at 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Regardless, you will get LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage on both phones.
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One of the key highlights of the Dimensity 1080 is its Image Signal Processor (ISP), which supports 200MP cameras. However, only the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ makes use of this processor. It has a 200MP Samsung HPX sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) as its primary camera. It is replaced by the 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor on the vanilla Redmi Note 12 Pro.
The rest of the camera setup is the same across the Redmi Note 12 Pro duo. You get an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor on both phones. Over on the front, there is a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
Rest of the specs
Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ are fueled by the same 5,000mAh battery. However, the charging speed between the two varies. Redmi Note 12 Pro+ has the Surge P1 chip, allowing it to charge up to 120W. On the other hand, the vanilla Note 12 Pro+ caps out at 67W charging.
There is even a new Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, which has the same specs as the Redmi Note 12 Pro+, but with an even faster 210W charging. On the downside, it has a smaller 4300mAh battery.
All the newly announced phones come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, an x-axis vibration motor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You also get 5G, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth as wireless connectivity options.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Series Specifications:
|Redmi Note 12 Pro||Note 12 Pro+||Note 12 Discovery Edition|
|Body||162.9 x 76mm x 7.9mm; 187gm||162.9 x 76 x 8.98mm; 208.4gm||162.9 x 76 x 8.98mm; 207.5gm|
|Display||6.67 OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling, 10-bit|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)|
|Memory||Up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB UFS 2.2 storage||8GB RAM, 256GB storage|
|Software & UI||MIUI 13 based on Android 12|
50MP Sony IMX766, OIS
200MP Samsung HPX, OIS
|Front Camera||16MP selfie camera (notch)|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res, Hi-Res Wireless|
|Security||Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Battery||5,000mAh, 67W charging||5,000mAh, 120W charging||4,300mAh, 210W charging|
Redmi Note 12 Pro Series Price in Nepal
The price of Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ start at CNY 1,699 and CNY 2,199 for 6/128GB and 8/256GB variants, respectively. Similarly, the Note 12 Explorer Edition costs CNY 2,399 for the sole 8/256GB variant. As such, we expect the price of the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Pro+ to start at NPR 36,999 and NPR 44,999, respectively in Nepal. Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition is expected to cost NPR 49,999in Nepal.
|Redmi Note 12 Pro Series||Price in China (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Note 12 Pro||6/128GB||CNY 1,699||NPR 36,999|
|8/128GB||CNY 1,799||NPR 38,999|
|8/256GB||CNY 1,999||NPR 41,999|
|12/256GB||CNY 2,199||NPR 44,999|
|Note 12 Pro+||8/256GB||CNY 2,199||NPR 44,999|
|12/256GB||CNY 2,399||NPR 49,999|
|Note 12 Explorer Edition||8/256GB||CNY 2,399||NPR 49,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our unboxing & impressions of the Redmi Note 11 Pro.