The Redmi Note 12 Turbo was launched by Redmi in China on March 28 and was released for sale at 10:00 am local time today. The phone is notable for being the first in the world to feature the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset. Redmi has already released the sales report, stating that it is the best-selling model in the 2,000-3,000 Yuan price range on the three major e-commerce platforms in China. Needless to say, that makes for a spectacular debut, shattering the previous full-day sales record from 2019 within the first five minutes of release. Experts attribute the immense popularity of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo to its affordable price and well-crafted design that made it one of the most sought-after models in no time.
The phone comes in several variants depending on the memory and storage configuration. The range starts with the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage model that is priced at 1,999 Yuan ($290). Next up is the 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage model that is priced at 2,199 Yuan ($320), , 12GB RAM + 512GB storage for 2,399 Yuan ($350). Further, there is the 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage model priced at 2,399 Yuan ($350) while sitting at the top is the model with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage which comes for 2,799 Yuan ($405). All models feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage for enhanced levels of performance.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo boasts of excellent specifications in the form of a 6.67-inch OLED straight screen display having a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. The under-display fingerprint scanner is another notable feature of the device. It runs on MIUI 14-based Android 13.The device comes with a 5,000mAh battery and supports 67W fast charging. The camera setup includes an OIS-enabled 64-megapixel triple camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
It is not known at the moment when the Note 12 Turbo is expected to be available elsewhere in the world but when that happens, it is going to be rebranded at the Poco F5.