It was late last year that the new Redmi Note 12 series made its debut in China. The range which comprises of three models subsequently made its way to several other markets in the world. All of the Redmi Note 12 series phones – Redmi Note 12 5G, Note 12 Pro 5G, and Note 12 Pro+ 5G – went in for some critical acclaim the world over and came to be praised for their style, performance, feature set, and value-for-money attribute. But then, there seems plenty of excitement still left what with the company making preparation to launch the top-of-the-line Redmi Note 12 Turbo soon.
The upcoming high-end Note 12 series phone featuring the latest Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC has been confirmed to release in China on March 28. Despite the official launch being still some days away, several leaks and teasers have already divulged much information about the phone. This article presents a summary of all the details that are currently known about the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Read on to find out more.
Design and looks
The upcoming Redmi Note 12 Turbo is reported to have remarkably thin front bezels, rivaling those of the iPhone 14. Redmi claims the phone will feature a 2.2 mm chin, which is 0.2 mm slimmer than the iPhone 14, as well as 1.42 mm side bezels and a 1.95 mm top bezel. While the bezel measurements aren’t entirely consistent, the phone’s side bezels are thinner than the iPhone 14’s 2.4 mm bezels. Additionally, there will be a small hole punch in the display.
Additionally, the device is expected to have a 6.67-inch screen size. Redmi has stated that the OLED display will have support for 68.7 billion colors, 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, 1920Hz PWM Dimming, and HDR10+ certification. The screen-to-body ratio is claimed to be as high as 93.45 percent.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo is set to impress with its hardware specs, but its appearance may not be drastically different from other models in the series. Nevertheless, there are a few changes to note. For instance, the phone features individual lenses instead of a large camera housing like the other Redmi Note 12 models.
In all of the teasers we have had so far, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is shown sporting white and silver finishes though a shade of black too would be joining the ranks soon. The back of the phone showcases three camera cutouts, including a significant 64 MP main lens. Alongside this, the phone will have dual speakers, a USB-C port, and what seems to be an IR blaster at the top. One interesting feature is the headphone jack, which is becoming less common in current smartphones, more so with high-end offerings.
The upcoming Redmi Note 12 Turbo is expected to compete with high-end flagship phones, despite being a mid-range smartphone. Its standout feature will be the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor, which may not be a top-of-the-line SoC but is rumored to provide performance that is comparable to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Qualcomm has claimed that this new processor will offer significant enhancements in both performance and power efficiency over the previous Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo’s powerful Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC is clocked at 2.91GHz for its main Kryo CPU core, with a 1 + 3 + 4 CPU architecture promising over 50 percent improvement. The phone is expected to offer up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1 TB of UFS 3.1 storage, with a 3,725 square-mm vapor chamber cooling system. The device will run on MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
The upcoming Redmi Note 12 Turbo will be equipped with a triple-camera setup on its back, with the main focus on the 64MP primary camera, which comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Along with that, there will be an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera at the back. On the front, the phone is expected to have a 12MP camera for selfies and video chats. For power, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is set to come with a 5,000mAh battery, as revealed by its 3C certification. The device will support 67W fast charging, but wireless charging capabilities are not expected.
The highly anticipated Redmi Note 12 Turbo is expected to shake up the smartphone market with its impressive specifications, potentially outperforming other high-end devices. Furthermore, it is rumored that the handset will be affordably priced, with speculations suggesting it may fall within the $350-$400 range. While there is no official word on this yet, reports indicate that the device will also be released in the global market, likely under a different moniker such as Poco F5, as is being speculated for long.