The Redmi Note line is now in its 12th iteration and comes in four tiers – Vanilla 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro+ and 12 Explorer Edition. We’ll feature the first three phones here, while the Explorer Edition and 210W charger will be covered in a separate article on the News Feed. All three Pro models are equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1080 chipset, while the Redmi Note 12 5G gets Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC instead.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and 12 Pro
The Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ models share a similar spec sheet with 6.67-inch OLED displays with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rates. Both phones are equipped with Dimensity 1080 Chipset and up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage which is non-expandable.
Redmi Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ color options
The Pro+ has an advantage in the camera department – it’s the first Redmi phone with a 200MP camera that uses Samsung’s ISCOELL HPX sensor. It’s a 1/1.4-inch sensor with 16-by-1 pixel binning and QPD autofocus. You can take 12.5MP resolution photos in default mode with 2.24μm pixels, 50MP shots with 1.12μm pixels and even full 200MP images with 0.56μm pixels. The larger sensor is also capable of phased HDR, 14-bit color depth as well as 8K video at 30fps and 4K at 120fps. Unfortunately, the Dimensity 1080 chipset limits its performance to only 4K video recording.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ debuts Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HPX sensor
Redmi Note 12 Pro gets a 50MP main camera with Sony IMX766 sensor and OIS. The remaining two sensors on both the phones are 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor. The front selfie shooters have 16MP resolution.
Redmi Note 12 Pro main specifications
Elsewhere, both the Redmi 12 Pro and Pro+ pack 5,000 mAh batteries with up to 67W charging speeds from the standard Pro, while the Pro+ has been upgraded to 120W fast charging. Both the phones bot MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and retain the headphone jack.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes in white, black, blue and a special Yibo edition with green and black dual tone. Pricing starts at CNY 2,199 ($304) for the 8/256GB model. The 12/256GB trim retails for CNY 2,399 ($332). Open sales in China will begin on November 1.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is available in the same color options minus the Yibo edition. Pricing starts at CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 6/128GB trim. There are 8/128 GB (CNY 1,799) and 8/256 GB (CNY 1,999) models, as well as a top-of-the-line 12/256 GB model for CNY 2,199 ($304). Open sales in China will begin on November 1.
Redmi Note 12
The standard Redmi Note 12 gets a 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, just like its Pro siblings, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Redmi Note 12
The main camera is 48MP and you only get a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie shooter is split into 8MP. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset sits on the backseat, aided by up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Redmi Note 12 key specifications
The Redmi Note 12 comes in black, white and blue colors and retails for CNY 1,199 ($165) for the 4/128GB trim and up to CNY 1,699 ($235) for the 8/256GB model. Open sales in China will begin on November 1.