Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi Note 12R in China, featuring the latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset with support for 5G networks. Although Xiaomi has not officially confirmed its global release plans, renowned tipster Kacper Skrzypek suggests that the device might hit international markets under a different name.
According to Skrzypek’s tweet, the Redmi Note 12R is expected to be launched globally as the Redmi 12 5G. Additionally, for Indian consumers, Xiaomi is likely to introduce it as the Poco M6 Pro 5G. Interestingly, the absence of the Poco M5 Pro in the Indian market raises the possibility that Xiaomi may skip that model entirely and directly introduce the M6 Pro 5G instead. Let’s delve into the specifications of the Redmi Note 12R.
Specifications of the Redmi Note 12R:
The Redmi Note 12R boasts a large 6.79-inch LCD panel with a centered punch-hole camera housing. It delivers a crisp Full HD+ resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. The device ensures a highly responsive touch experience with its 240Hz touch sampling rate, while the inclusion of DC Dimming enhances the overall display quality. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset, enabling seamless 5G connectivity. It is paired with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and offers a spacious 256 GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage, providing ample room for storage and multitasking needs.
In terms of photography, the Redmi Note 12R features a dual-camera setup on the rear, comprising a 50 MP primary sensor accompanied by a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, a 5 MP camera handles selfies and video calls. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 13 with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 14 custom user interface layered on top. It packs a reliable 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging, ensuring extended usage time without frequent recharging.
The Redmi Note 12R was officially launched in China earlier this week, becoming the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s newly introduced Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC. Prior to its launch, the device was also spotted on the China Telecom website. In May of this year, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 12R Pro 5G, a higher-end version powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset.