Redmi 12 Listed: Xiaomi May Have Accidentally Revealed New Budget Android Smartphone

Redmi 12 Listed: Xiaomi May Have Accidentally Revealed New Budget Android Smartphone
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Besides the Redmi Note series, the Redmi series smartphones have always been “Value for Money” offerings. It appears the Xiaomi Redmi 12 Android smartphone could launch soon.

Xiaomi may have accidentally put up the listing of the Redmi 12 Android smartphone. The listing surfaced on the Portugal website of the Chinese tech giant, but Redmi 12 should arrive in India. Let’s look at the specifications, features, price, launch, and availability of the Xiaomi Redmi 12, which is not to be confused with any of the smartphones in the Redmi Note 12 series.

Xiaomi May Have Accidentally Revealed Redmi 12 Budget Smartphone

Redmi 12 Specifications, Features

The Redmi 12 listing on Xiaomi’s Portugal website indicates the smartphone has a 6.79-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The handset has a punch-hole cutout at the center for the 8MP front-facing camera.

The Redmi 12 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, which means the smartphone is limited to 4G networks and is not 5G enabled. The budget chipset, which has a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, is paired with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. Buyers get to choose between 128GB and 256GB of internal storage.

#Redmi12 already available in Portugal.
MediaTek Helio G88, 6,79″ 90 Hz display, 5000mAh battery with 18 W charging, 4/8 GB RAM, 128/256 GB storage, 50/8/2 Mpx back camera, 8 Mpx front camera, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, 168,60 x 76,28 x 8,17 mm, 198,5 g.

209,99 euro

— Kacper Skrzypek 🇵🇱 (@kacskrz) June 2, 2023

Xiaomi has embedded a triple camera setup on the back of the Redmi 12, headlined by a 50MP primary camera. There’s an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a LED flash on the back.

As mentioned above, the Redmi smartphone has an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies, video calls, and face unlock. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.

Xiaomi has embedded a 5000mAh battery inside the Redmi 12, which supports 18W wired fast charging via a USB Type-C port. The device supports NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 5.3.

The Redmi 12 weighs 198.5 grams and measures 168.60 X 76.28 X 8.17mm. Although the listing doesn’t seem to mention it, the Redmi 12 should run Android 13 with MIUI 14 custom layer.

Xiaomi Redmi 12 Launch, Price, And Availability

The Redmi 12 smartphone will be available in Blue, Silver, and Black color options. The listing may soon be updated with fancier names for the colors.

Currently, Xiaomi hasn’t offered the Redmi 12 for sale. However, some reports suggest the Redmi smartphone will have a sticker price of €209.99 (approx. ₹18,700). This price could be valid for the entry-level variant of the Redmi 12 with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.


— Kacper Skrzypek 🇵🇱 (@kacskrz) June 2, 2023

Xiaomi is expected to offer more information about the Redmi 12, such as the pricing of particular RAM and storage configurations, and the availability of the device in other markets, in the near future. Although the Redmi smartphone has surfaced in Portugal, Xiaomi should launch the device in multiple markets, including India.

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