Redmi 12 Series Launches in India: Affordable Smartphones with Impressive Features

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has launched its latest budget smartphone series, the Redmi 12 4G and Redmi 12 5G, in India. Both phones have a large 6.79-inch full-HD+ display with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate, a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, and a peak brightness of 550 nits.

Redmi 12 Series India front view, design and display

These phones have a sleek design with a flat frame and a premium glass back panel, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The main difference between the two models lies in their processors and camera setups. The Redmi 12 4G is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 processor, up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Redmi 12 Series India full specifications and features

On the other hand, the Redmi 12 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Both models also support virtual RAM extensions, up to 6GB and 8GB, respectively. Redmi 12 5G is the first India’s phone to be powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset.

As for the cameras, the Redmi 12 4G features a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the other hand, the Redmi 12 5G boasts a dual rear camera setup, which includes a 50MP primary sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, both models come with a 8MP front camera housed in a hole-punch cutout on the display.

The Redmi 12 series phones are equipped with 5000mAh battery that supports 18W wired fast charging. They also come with features like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.3,  IR blaster, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. These devices run on the Android 13 with MIUI 14.

Redmi 12 4G Specifications
  • Dimensions: 168.60×76.28×8.17mm | 198.5g
  • Display: 6.79-inch FHD+ LCD screen
  • Refresh Rate: 90Hz
  • Brightness: 550 nits
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3, IP53 rating
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G88
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
  • RAM: 4GB | 6GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB (eMMC 5.1)
  • Operating System: Android 13 with MIUI 14
  • Rear Cameras: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP 
  • Features: Side-mounted scanner, 3.5mm audio jack, Bottom-firing loudspeaker, Dual 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Colors: Moonstone Silver, Pastel Blue, and Jade Black
Redmi 12 5G Specifications
  • Dimensions:168.6×76.28×8.17mm | 199g
  • Display: 6.79-inch FHD+ LCD screen
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate: up to 90Hz
  • Brightness: 550 nits
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 
  • Processor: Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
  • GPU: Adreno 613
  • RAM: 4GB / 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 13 with MIUI 14
  • Rear Cameras: 50MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera8MP 
  • Features: Side-mounted scanner, Infrared sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, Bottom-firing loudspeaker, Wi-Fi 6, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh (typical) with 18W fast charging
Price and availability: Redmi 12 Series India
Redmi 12 Series India colours options and pricing

The Redmi 12 series are budget-friendly, with the Redmi 12 4G starting at Rs. 9,999 for the base variant (4GB+128GB) and the Redmi 12 5G priced at Rs. 15,999 for the top-end variant. The phones will be available for purchase in India starting from August 4 via the official Redmi website, and Amazon

As a part of launch offers, buyers can avail up to Rs. 1000 instant discount with ICICI Bank cards (for 4GB variant) or a Rs. 1000 exchange bonus for Xiaomi users (for both 4GB and 6GB variants).

Redmi 12 4G

  • 4GB + 128GB model: Rs. 9,999
  • 6GB + 128GB model: Rs. 11,499

Redmi 12 5G

  • 4GB + 128GB model: Rs. 11,999
  • 6GB + 128GB model: Rs. 13,499
  • 8GB + 256GB model: Rs. 15,499
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