The Redmi 12 5G is the first Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 phone.
Budget phones can be made in several ways. OEMs can adjust the spec combination and price. Budget devices must now support 5G out of the box as 5G spreads globally. With the global launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC in the Redmi 12 5G in India, Xiaomi hopes to make your next phone a good 5G phone.
The Redmi 12 5G will launch in India first, however the Redmi Note 12R and POCO M6 Pro 5G will have slight cosmetic alterations.
The Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 is the highlight, improving on the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 695 SoC. Samsung’s 4nm process replaces TSMC’s 6nm. The SoC is mostly the same, however efficiency may alter. What makes it unique is that it has stronger 5G support than its predecessors and helps power devices at a lower cost. This allows OEMs like Xiaomi to cut the price of the device while giving a greater value-set of features than previous SoCs. The Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G has 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 storage, and a hybrid SIM slot for microSD card expansion up to 1TB. The company includes a 22.5W charger and a 5,000mAh 18W battery. The Redmi 12 5G boasts a 6.79-inch FHD+ 90Hz LCD on the front. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the front and back, giving the gadget a premium feel. IR blaster, IP53 rating, USB-C charging, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Android 13 with MIUI 14 comes preinstalled. A 50MP f/1.8 primary rear camera, 2MP depth sensor, and 8MP f/2.0 front camera are included.
The Redmi 12 5G costs Rs. 11,999 ($145) for 4GB+128GB, Rs. 13,499 ($165) for 6GB+128GB, and Rs. 15,499 ($188) for 8GB+256GB in India. The phone will be available in India beginning August 4 through both online and retail outlets. The phone is available in Jade Black, Pastel Blue, and Moonstone Silver.