The Redmi Note 12R has become the first smartphone in China to feature the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset. This midrange device shares many similarities with the Redmi 12, except for the upgraded chipset and some minor camera differences.
The Redmi Note 12R boasts a large 6.79-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. It features a punch hole cutout on the front for the 5MP front-facing camera. On the back, you’ll find a 50MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture, accompanied by a 2MP macro module.
In terms of memory and storage, the Redmi Note 12R offers options of 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable via a microSD card slot. The device is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It runs on MIUI 14, based on the latest Android 13.
The Redmi Note 12R is available in three color options: Midnight Black, Time Blue, and Sky Fantasy. In China, the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at CNY 999, which roughly converts to $140. However, customers also have the option to get the device for just CNY 99 ($14) with a contract. It remains uncertain whether Xiaomi plans to release the Note 12R in markets outside of China.