Xiaomi initially announced the Redmi Note 12 series a couple of months ago in China. The lineup has now gained a new member, called the Note 12 Turbo. It offers some premium specifications and is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 processor. So let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo in Nepal.
Redmi Note 12 Turbo Overview:
Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
As we mentioned earlier, the Note 12 Turbo is the first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon’s new 7-series processor. The new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is based on a 4nm process and adapts the 1+3+4 CPU architecture like the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with a Prime X2 (2.9GHz), three Cortex-A710 (2.49GHz) and four Cortex-A510 (1.8GHz).
What sets it apart from its flagship sibling is its Adreno 725 GPU which is less powerful than the Adreno 730 GPU of the 8 Gen 1. Still, the phone managed to achieve an Antutu score of 1,010,385. Hence, the Note 12 Turbo should offer top-notch performance like a flagship phone.
And to keep the thermals in check, Redmi has infused a 3725mm vapor cooling chamber. Redmi has coupled the SoC with up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage and 16GB LPDDR5x RAM. As for the software, the smartphone boots on MIUI 14 ROM, built on top of Android 13.
Moving on, the Note 12 Turbo brings in a similar boxy design as the Note 12 Pro. That said, there’s a minor difference too, especially on the rear. Here, rather than having a single camera island that accommodates all the sensors, there are now individual camera rings that jut out from the back panel.
Likewise, the phone weighs around 179 grams and is available in three basic color options: Black, Blue, and White with a frosted back.
There’s also a “Harry Potter” Edition of Note 12 Turbo with the iconic Hogwarts logo imprinted on the back. With this variant, you also get custom accessories like Marauder’s map instructions, interesting stickers, a customized case & a sim card ejector tool with a 9¾ station logo.
On the front, the phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ punch-hole AMOLED display with HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision certification. This 12-bit panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 1000 nits of peak brightness. Furthermore, there is 1920Hz High-Frequency PWM Dimming for eye protection.
Coming to the optics, the smartphone houses a triple-camera setup. The primary lens is a 64MP shooter with OIS, followed by an 8MP ultrawide unit, both placed in a circular “Turbo Double Ring” design. And last not least is a 2MP macro camera. Likewise, you get a 16MP selfie camera upfront.
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Rest of the Specs
Fueling the phone is a 5000mAh Li-Po battery that supports 67W fast charging. Other connectivity options include 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR blaster. Moreover, you get a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power key and dual stereo speakers.
Redmi Note 12 Turbo Specifications:
- Display: 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Touch sampling, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision
- Chipset: Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 (4nm)
- Memory: 8/12/16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1
- Software & UI: Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple (64MP main with OIS, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
- Front Camera: 16MP (hole-punch cutout)
- Security: Face-unlock, Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Battery: 5000mAh with 67W charging
Redmi Note 12 Turbo Price in Nepal and Availability
In China, the Note 12 Turbo retail price begins at CNY 1999 for the base 8/256GB version. The device is likely to debut as Poco F5 for the global region. We can expect the Redmi Note 12 Turbo price in Nepal to start from NPR 45,999, if and when it launches here.
Redmi Note 12 Turbo Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected) 8/256GB CNY 1,999 NPR 45,999 12/256GB CNY 2,099 NPR 48,999 12/512GB CNY 2,299 NPR 52,999 12/1TB CNY 2,599 NPR 59,999