Introducing the Redmi Note 12 5G: Xiaomi’s Latest Affordable 5G Marvel in India

Xiaomi has made waves with the official launch of the Redmi Note 12 5G in India. This new 5G smartphone is setting its global debut stage in the country, becoming Xiaomi’s most affordable 5G offering starting at a mere Rs. 10,999. Boasting an array of impressive features, including a glass back panel, a fresh Snapdragon SoC, and more, the Redmi 12 5G has piqued curiosity. As we work diligently on a comprehensive review, allow us to share our initial impressions of this device.

Unboxing the Redmi 12 5G reveals a thoughtfully bundled package, containing essentials like a SIM tray, a translucent case, and relevant documents. Moreover, the box houses a 22.5W fast charger and a USB Type-A to Type-C cable for your convenience.

In terms of aesthetics, the Redmi 12 5G graces the market in three captivating colors. We received the Moonlight Silver variant, which exhibits a shimmering finish on its glass back, creating captivating prismatic hues when light caresses its surface. Additionally, the phone is available in Classic Black and Pastel Blue alternatives.

A substantial feel characterizes the Redmi 12 5G, primarily attributed to its sizable battery and the glass back design. Impressively, Xiaomi has managed to maintain a weight of under 200g and a slimness of 8.17mm. To bolster protection against potential impacts and scratches, the device boasts a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on its back.

The smartphone features a towering 6.79-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD screen, complemented by a 90Hz refresh rate. With a peak brightness of 450 nits, the display offers optimal indoor visibility for content consumption. Although we await the opportunity to assess its performance under outdoor conditions, our in-depth review will delve into this aspect soon.

Redmi Word 12 5G 

Show: FHD+ AMOLED (1080×2400) Show with 120Hz Refresh charge; 1200nits peak brightness; 240Hz Contact sampling charge
Processor: Snapdragon 4 Gen1 6nm Octa-core 5G processor for top efficiency and effectivity with Adreno 619 GPU; As much as 2.0GHz
Digital camera: 48MP AI Triple digicam setup with 8MP Extremely Broad sensor and 2MP Macro digicam| 13MP Entrance digicam
Battery: 5000 mAh giant battery with 33W quick charger in-box and Sort-C connectivity

Under the hood lies the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC. The base model encompasses 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, priced at Rs. 10,999. Meanwhile, the 6GB RAM variant is tagged at Rs. 12,499, and the top-tier edition, complete with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, commands a price of Rs. 14,999. The device packs a formidable 5,000mAh battery and supports rapid 18W charging.

The Redmi 12 5G touts a dual-camera system at its rear, starring a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. An 8-megapixel front camera resides within the centrally aligned hole-punch cutout on the display, infused with Xiaomi’s creative filters—born from their insights gained through their Leica partnership—to elevate the photographic experience.

On the software front, the Redmi 12 5G embraces the latest MIUI 14 based on Android 13. This software edition introduces a plethora of customization and personalization options, although some pre-installed bloatware apps might require your attention. Additional highlights include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, AI-powered facial recognition, an IR emitter, and seamless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. As we continue to explore the Redmi 12 5G, stay tuned for our forthcoming comprehensive review, where we’ll dissect every facet of this intriguing smartphone.