Redmi Note 12 5G India launch imminent, spotted on BIS

Redmi Note 12 series debuted in China last week.

Highlights
  • Redmi Note 12 5G was expected to launch as a POCO smartphone in India, but POCO India head Himanshu Tandon has denied that.
  • Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G may come as the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge in India later this month.
  • These variants were spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website.

After launching the Redmi Note 12 series with five different smartphones (including special editions) in China last week, Xiaomi is set to rebrand some of the models for India. Earlier leaks had revealed the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G may come as the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge in India later this month.

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The vanilla Note 12 was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website, with the model number 22111317PI. While the full model number might be slightly different, the shortened one is the same as the Chinese Note 12 5G. The BIS listing hints towards an imminent India launch, probably towards the end of this month. POCO India Head Himanshu Tandon has denied the Redmi Note 12 5G will launch under the POCO branding in India.

Redmi Note 12 5G in India


  • 6.67-inch OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh
  • 48MP + 2MP (Dual cameras)
  • 8MP front camera
  • Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • Up to4GB+128GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB
  • 5,000mAh battery with 33W wired charging

Redmi Note 12 5G features a 6.67-inch Samsung OLED screen with up to 1,200nits peak brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also covers a 100 per cent P3 colour gamut, offers a high refresh rate, supports classic and paper eye protection modes, and is accredited with SGS certification for low blue light.

Redmi Note 12 5G features a large 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. In terms of performance, Redmi Note 12 5G is the first to adopt the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform, with an AnTuTu performance score of nearly 400,000, providing full support for daily use. It comes in three colours, blue, white, and black, in four storage variants, 4GB+128GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB, with a starting price of RMB 1,199 (approximately Rs 13,640).

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G price, specifications

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes in blue, white, and black in two storage variants, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB, at a starting price of RMB 2,199 (approximately Rs 25,022).

  • 6.67-inch OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh
  • 200MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • 16MP front camera
  • MediaTek Dimensity 1080
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • Up to 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB
  • 5,000mAh battery with 120W Hyper charging

The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ features a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone sports a 200MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 16MP front camera. It offers a 5,000mAh battery with 120W Hyper charging support.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 | 4 GBProcessor
6.67 inches (16.94 cm) Display
48 MP + 2 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 13,690
Release Date:08-Feb-2023 (Expected)
Variant:4 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Upcoming Phone