Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G Debuts in China; Cheaply Priced Handset with Snapdragon 4 Gen2 Chip

Sohail Akhtar

Xiaomi's recent launch event in China was nothing short of impressive, as the tech giant introduced a diverse array of cutting-edge devices. Among the highlights were the company's third-generation foldable smartphone, a new high-end tablet, and an upper mid-range smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G

A noteworthy revelation at the conference was the pricing and availability of the Redmi 12 5G in China. It’s the second principal market to welcome the device. While sharing similarities with the Redmi Note 12R already available in China, the newcomer boasts subtle distinctions to set it apart. 

Notably, the handset features NFC functionality and brings astonishing gray and white color options. The Redmi 12 5G offers a range of configurations to suit users' preferences and requirements: 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256 GB. Pre-orders for the Redmi 12 5G are now open in China, with the official launch date set for August 16.

As for its specifications, the new 5G Xiaomi mobile boasts a sizable 6.79-inch FHD+ 90Hz display with a centered punch-hole cutout. Under the hood, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chip powers the device, complemented by LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. Enriching the user experience is the Android 13-based MIUI 14.

For Photography, it features a 50MP primary camera, accompanied by a 2MP macro snapper and an 8MP selfie shooter. Connectivity is robust, offering dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.3, GNSS, and a MicroSD card slot. Additional features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and an IR blaster.

A generous 5,000mAh battery fuels the Redmi 12 5G, supported by 18W charging input. Regarding prices, the starter 6GB variant is going for ~$135 (~PKR 38,500), and the highest 8GB variant will cost up to ~$180 (~PKR 51,500).


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