We’re seeing revolutionary innovations in mobile charging tech. Just recently, the fastest we saw is 180W. Now, Xiaomi is upping the game by releasing the Redmi Note 12 Explorer, which boasts a 210W adapter.

The fastest we saw is the 180W adapter on the Infinix Zero Ultra. Now, that’s been dethroned by the Redmi Note 12 Explorer, which comes with a 210W adapter for its 4,300mAh battery.


That said, a 0% to 100% full charge with the Note 12 Explorer will only take 9 minutes. For comparison, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus with its 120W charger can fully charge its 5,000mAh battery at around 19 minutes.

This is a proprietary tech from Xiaomi that utilizes a standard low voltage of 20V, but splits it into three channels at 3.5W each. Also, unlike the chunky 180W charger of Infinix, this one is a bit smaller and more compact thanks to GaN technology. It’s only 67.3 x 64.3 x 30mm.


Other than the charging, the Explorer is essentially the same as the Note 12 Pro Plus. It is still powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor, a 120Hz OLED screen, and a whopping 200-megapixel main camera.

It also boasts stereo speakers, an under-display fingerprint scanner, and an Android 12-based MIUI 13 interface.


The Redmi Note 12 Explorer 8GB/256GB has a price of CNY2,399 (around Php19,200) and is now up for pre-order in china.

Redmi Note 12 Explorer Specs

  • Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 395ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision
  • 2.6GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1080 octa-core processor
  • 8GBRAM
  • Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
  • 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 200-megapixel (f/1.7, PDAF, OIS) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, dual-tone LED flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • Headphone jack
  • IP53 water and dust resistant
  • Under-display fingerprint scanners
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 76 x 7.9mm / 9mm (Pro Plus)
  • Weight: 187g
  • Colors: White, Blue, Black | Pro: Purple | Pro Plus: Black/Gold, Yibo Edition
  • 4,300mAh non-removable battery, 210W fast charging

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