The new Redmi 12C comes out as a new entry-level device that looks very appealing for its price tag.
Hailing from the Xiaomi sub-brand, the Redmi 12C boasts a couple of appealing numbers. For one, there’s an enormous 6.71-inch IPS screen, albeit with only an HD+ pixel resolution.
On the back, we have a 50-megapixel primary camera — which has become a standard on budget smartphones like this one. Sadly, Redmi didn’t care to mention what the second camera is for, but it’s safe to assume it’s just a depth sensor. The third lens is on the front in the form of a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
To keep the device interesting, we have a diagonal stripe design on the back with a texture that makes it grippy. We also have the fingerprint scanner back here, sitting on the camera island.
Now, for the power. The 12C comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor, with an option of up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
We then have a 5,000mAh battery, which sadly still charges via the old microUSB port. It ships with MIUI 13, although it might still be based on Android 12 instead of the latest Android 13.
The Redmi 12C is available in 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB models for a price of CNY699 (~Php5,600), CNY799 (~Php6,400), and CNY899 (~Php7,200), respectively. They are now available in China while release details in the Philippines are yet to be known.
Redmi 12C Specs
- MIUI 13, Android 12
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.71-inch HD+ IPS display, 1650 x 720 pixel resolution, 268ppi
- 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Mali-G52 MP2 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 50-megapixel rear camera + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluteooth 5.1
- GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Dimensions: 168.76 x 76.41 x 8.77mm
- Weight: 192g
- Colors: Blue, Green, Purple, Black
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery