With the two major markets of China and India under their belt, Xiaomi is now ready to conquer the Western world with their new Redmi Note 12 series. After months of anticipation, production has finally begun in Asia and Europe, while the device’s global launch is expected to occur by the end of this year.
While initial reports pointed towards a 20–25% price gap between the Indian and European markets, respectively, this information has been debunked in a recent tweet by Sharma. He also claims that there will be no difference in performance or battery life between both regions and that these models are directly comparable in terms of specs.
We may predict that these devices will make their debut under different brands in some markets. For instance, according to a source, the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge would be the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G’s first name in India.
The 12i HyperCharge moniker was created using a mix of numbers similar to the trend for naming their devices.
Following on from the 12th flagship, and adding I for the improved camera technology Xiaomi promised with this device.
Another device is expected to hit the market in December as well, named the Redmi Note 12 Pro. Both are predicted to be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC with LPDDR4x RAM, which has outperformed its predecessor in almost every category while also being available at lower prices due to increased competition within Qualcomm’s ranks. Compared to the Snapdragon 660 in their previous flagship, it boasts a 30% increase in performance, AI capabilities, and reduced power consumption.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Series Specifications
It will come with a 67-inch centered punch-hole OLED display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. We will see a notch on the front side at the top right and above it.
Under the hood, Xiaomi is rumored to be using its brand new chipset, the recently announced Mi Mix 2S Quick Charge 4+ 35W SoC, which is clocked at 1.8 GHz and can support up to 8 GB of RAM. Additionally, it has a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a 1920Hz PWM dimming, a 16,000-level dimming, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Compared to the 2,000 mm2 graphene-based cooling system in the standard Pro edition, the Pro Plus’s 3,000 mm2 VC cooling system is more significant.
The Pro’s primary camera is a 50MP Sony IMX766 with OIS. On the other hand, the primary camera on the Pro Plus has a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HPX sensor and a 1/1.4-inch size. However, the 2MP macro and 8MP ultra-wide cameras on both gadgets are the same. Each of them has a 16-megapixel front camera.
They will be the first phones in Xiaomi’s lineup to sport a punch-hole full-screen design and battery capacities above 5,000 mAh.
The international version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is expected to perform almost identically to its Indian version, but this time with a slightly better camera. The official date is yet to be confirmed, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note series devices are already available in India and Europe.