Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi Note 12 series in the country. The lineup succeeds the Note 11 series from last year and includes the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12S and Redmi Note 12.
Xiaomi has streamlined the whole series with top of the line features.
The Note 12 series comes with IP53 rating. For displays, they all share 1080p 6.67″ AMOLED screens with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The regular Note 12 has Gorilla Glass 3 while the Pro and Pro Plus version have Gorilla Glass 5.
All three have type-C charging ports with 5000mAh batteries with support for 33W, 67W and 120W fast charging for the regular, Pro and Pro Plus respectively.
The Note 12 series sports side-mounted fingerprint readers. Only the Pro and Pro Plus have stereo speakers.
For optics, the Note 12 series has a different primary lens but the same 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. Note 12 has a 48MP main while the Pro has 50MP and the Pro Plus has a 200MP main. The latter two can shoot up to 4K 30fps while the regular will shoot up to 1080p 30fps.The Pro and Pro Plus have a 16Mp selfie camera while the regular Note 12 has a 13MP selfie camera. The former two shoot 1080p 60fps video while the latter shoots 1080p 30fps.
The Pro and Pro Plus versions have MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset while the regular one has Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor. They come with MIU 14 and sadly Android 12. They are scheduled to get updated to Android 13.
RAM options start at 4GB all the way to 8GB and 128GB storage for the regular Note 12. The Note 12S has 8GB storage and 256GB storage. The Note 12 Pro RAM options come with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. The Pro Plus version will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option.Only the Note 12 has a slot for expandable storage.All of them have up to 5GB of virtual RAM.
“Xiaomi is demonstrating once again its commitment to making high-end smartphone features accessible to more people in the world. For the first time ever, a Xiaomi mid-range phone will feature flagship specifications, the Redmi Note 12 Series offers superior specs in the realms of camera, display, battery and charging efficiency; delivering high-level performance. Every device in this Series exceeds expectations beyond their price segment,” said Xiaomi Kenya Country Manager, Mr. Bill Zhang.
Pricing and Availability
Redmi Note 12
- 4GB + 128GB: Ksh 21,999
- 6GB + 128GB : Ksh 24,999
- 8GB + 128GB: Ksh 26,999
Redmi Note 12S
- 8GB + 256GB – Ksh 31,999
Redmi Note 12 Pro
- 8GB + 128GB – Ksh 31,999
- 8GB + 256GB – Ksh 36,999
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G
- 8GB + 256GB – Ksh 49,999