4 things to know about Redmi Note 12 series India launch: date, price, specs and more

The Redmi Note 12 series India price and specifications will be known at launch. The phones launched in China earlier.

The Redmi Note 12 series is coming soon and will kick off the launch season in India for 2023. The lineup will consist of three smartphones namely, Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G. While the company has teased several details pertaining to the smartphones on its website and e-commerce platforms, in this article we’ll be telling four important things you should know about the Redmi Note 12 series launch in India.

Redmi Note 12 series India launch date

The Redmi Note 12 series is all set to launch in India on January 5th at 12:00 PM (IST). Redmi will be live streaming the launch event on its official YouTube channel where it will also announce the pricing and first sale date of the Note 12 series lineup. As for availability, the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G can be purchased from Flipkart while the Redmi Note 12 5G will be sold via Amazon, as indicated by the landing pages on both the e-commerce platforms.

Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+ price in India (expected)

All three smartphones in the Redmi Note 12 series have been launched in China. The top-of-the-line variant, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G will come with a base storage of 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage that is expected to be priced between Rs 19,999 to Rs 24,999. The Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G is likely to come with 128GB as base storage at a price of somewhere around Rs 16,999 to Rs 19,999. Lastly, the Redmi Note 12 5G could be available for as low as Rs 14,999.

A separate leak earlier, which we’d reported, suggested the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ price in India will start at Rs 24,999 for the base variant and go up till Rs 28,999. We will know the confirmed price at the time of launch.

Redmi Note 12 series expected specifications

Let’s take a look at the specifications of each phone in the Redmi Note 12 series lineup:

Redmi Note 12 5G

The Redmi Note 12 5G is said to come with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. Running under the hood could be the newly announced Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS2.2 storage. As for the optics, the device is confirmed to rock a dual rear camera setup comprising a 48MP main sensor and a 2MP depth lens, along with an 8MP selfie snapper. A 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support could be in tow. Lastly, the Note 12 5G is likely to boot on Android 12-based MIUI 13.

Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G

Coming to the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, the device is confirmed to feature a 120Hz-enabled AMOLED display with Dolby Vision support, the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset, along with an OIS camera setup, as per the company’s official website. Furthermore, as tweeted by Xiaomi’s VP, Alvin Tse, the main camera will sport a 50MP IMX766 main sensor. As for the rest of the specifications, the device will likely use the same 6.67-inch display found on the standard Redmi Note 12 and might be powered by a 5000mAh battery with fast charging support. MIUI 13 built on top of Android 12 is expected to be on board as well.

Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G

The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G on the other hand is expected to carry all the specifications and features of the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G whilst having the segment’s first 200MP primary camera instead of the 50MP IMX766 sensor.

Redmi Note 12 series vs Realme 10 Pro series

The Redmi Note 12 series will rival the Realme 10 Pro series in India since the smartphones in the Redmi Note 12 lineup are expected to fall in the same price bracket as Realme’s offerings. The Realme 10 4G India launch date is January 9th. With Realme’s prime focus being on design and display, the Realme 10 Pro+ features a curved 6.7-inch 120HZ AMOLED display while the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ is likely to sport a flat 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. Coming to the cameras, the Realme 10 Pro+ features a 108MP main camera without OIS while on the other hand, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ comes with an OIS-enabled 200MP primary camera. Both handsets are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and run on a 5000mAh battery.

As for the comparison between Realme 10 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro, the former features a 6.72-inch FHD+ LCD display while the latter is expected to come with 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support on both devices. The Realme 10 Pro however has extremely thin side and top bezels. As for the optics, the Realme 10 Pro has a 108MP main sensor without OIS and a 2MP secondary lens as compared to Redmi Note 12 Pro’s 50MP IMX 766 sensor with OIS. Both the handsets sport different powerhouses as Realme has gone with last year’s Snapdragon 695 on the Realme 10 Pro while Redmi’s device comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC.