During Redmi’s latest product launch event today in Mainland China, Redmi unveiled the next iteration of the widely acclaimed Redmi Note Series – Redmi Note 12 Series. Focused on introducing flagship smartphone features at an accessible price, the new Redmi Note Series feature major imagery upgrades, including 200MP camera, Sony’s IMX766, newly added OIS and Xiaomi AI Image Solution.
Notably, Redmi Note 12 DISCOVERY EDITION, the top end model, features 210W HyperCharge, capable of charging to 100% in an unprecedented, industry-leading speed in just 9 mins.
A giant leap forward for mid-range imaging systems with Samsung HPX and Sony IMX766
Redmi Note 12 DISCOVERY EDITION and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ both offer leading imaging hardware in their leagues. Firsts to feature Samsung HPX, a 200MP sensor at 1/1.4″ with 2.24μm Super Pixel, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 7P lens and ALD low-reflective coating, the two devices supports outputting in 3 different resolutions for different scenarios:12.5MP using 2.24μm Super Pixel for quick snaps and night shots, 200MP for full, crisp details and 50MP for a perfect balance between image quality and capturing speeds.
Redmi Note 12 Pro features Sony’s IMX766 flagship sensor on its main camera, with a sensor size of 1/1.56″ and pixel binning at 2μm, along with OIS for superior imaging performance.
It is also the first time where Xiaomi AI Image Solution is brought to Redmi Note Series. By integrating both software and hardware, photo capturing speeds, and capabilities such as image stabilization, night scenes, noise reduction, and color retention are dramatically improved.
Drawing inspirations from classic film photography, Redmi Note 12 Pro Series also offers a brand new Film mode, featuring 5 new filters and frames, each with its own color tones, grains and vignette styles.
210W HyperCharge – charging to 100% in 9 mins
Based on Redmi Note 12 Pro+, Redmi Note 12 DISCOVERY EDITION features an unprecedented 210W wired fast charging, capable of topping up a 4,300mAh battery to 100% in a mere 9 minutes.¹
To achieve such high-power fast charging, the design of the smartphone, battery cell, charger, and even the fast charging cable have been completely revamped. Three 100W fast charging chips are used and are distributed in a winged layout, reducing heat generation and maximizing high-power fast charging time. On the battery front, Redmi Note 12 DISCOVERY EDITION adopts a 10C dual-cell battery, and features optimized structural design and materials built using a new manufacturing process. Also featuring are cutting-edge technologies such as MTW technology, ultra-thin coating, and ultra-low viscosity electrolyte, together to greatly improve the charge and discharge capacity. The charger adopts dual GaN design, which greatly improves the power density, and the new customized 10.5A specification fast charging cable has an ultra-low impedance of 70mΩ, with an increased current capacity of 75% compared with the 120W/6A cable.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ utilizes Xiaomi Surge P1 charging chip, offering a charging and battery combo of 120W HyperCharge and 5,000mAh large battery, and comes with an in-box 120W GaN charger. Redmi Note 12 Pro offers 67W turbo charging and 5,000mAh battery, which charges to 50% in 15 mins.
Flagship level display – the only flexible OLED display in its class
Redmi Note 12 Pro Series adopts a flagship-level flexible OLED display of up to 900nits and a pixel density of 394PPI using diamond-pixel arrangements. By utilizing a flexible OLED display, the chin of the device is as slim as 2.9mm for an immersive viewing experience.
The display supports 16,000 levels of automatic brightness auto adjustment, as well as PWM 1920Hz tuning, classic and paper-like Reading mode, and hardware-level low-blue light eye protection. On top of that, the display features 10-bit color depth, 100% P3 color gamut coverage, Dolby Vision®, HDR10 and 10+ certification and Sunlight Display for a complete visual experience.
A flagship experience without compromises
Redmi Note 12 Pro Series debuts with the energy-efficient MediaTek Dimensity 1080 mobile platform, which is based on TSMC’s 6nm process and comes with A78+A55 octa-core structure. Scored over 510,000 in AnTuTu, Redmi Note 12 Pro Series supports 5G with dual SIM dual standby and Wi-Fi 6. Combined with MIUI 13’s Focus Algorithms, Atomized Memory, Liquid Storage, Memory Extension and other optimization technologies, Redmi Note 12 Pro Series guarantees smooth operations in all scenarios, whether for daily use, mainstream gaming or high-speed internet demand.
To ensure the high performance and the stability of power-efficient HyperCharge, Redmi Note 12 Pro series also provides a full range of guarantees in terms of heat dissipation. Redmi Note 12 DISCOVERY EDITION adopts a multi-dimensional cooling system with 3000mm² large VC. Also introducing the new 1268mm² dissipation material—graphene phase change materials, and together with high thermal conductivity aluminum alloy mid-frame, graphite and copper foil, the total heat dissipation area reaches nearly 30,000mm.
Redmi Note 12 Pro series is also equipped with dual stereo speakers, with Misound 5.0 self-developed algorithm and Hi-Res / Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification. Other notable features include: X-axis linear motor, Bluetooth 5.2, multifunctional NFC, IR blaster and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi Note 12 YIBO EDITION
Based on Redmi Note 12 Pro+, Redmi has also introduced a special edition in collaboration with celebrity Yibo Wang, Redmi Note 12 YIBO EDITION, featuring a stylish design using advanced holographic levitation craft precisely aligned with 1 million micro-graphics and 1 million micro-lenses, which makes the 3D effect more realistic and prominent.
Redmi Note 12 Pro also offers a new color—purple, which utilizes nano-level depth processing to seamlessly integrate 900-thousand sand pattern and 1632 different size halo under 4-layer overlay, presenting a dreamy texture blending levels of reality and illusion.
Redmi Note 12 5G: upgrade to OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate
Redmi Note 12 5G also brings its latest upgrade on the launch. It features a 6.67″ Samsung OLED screen with up to 1,200nits peak brightness, 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also covers 100% P3 color gamut, offers high refresh rate, supports classic and paper eye protection mode, as well as being 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 Snapdragon® 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform, with a AnTuTu performance score of nearly 400,000, providing full support for daily use.