Xiaomi continues to grow the Redmi Note 12 series with the introduction of the Note 12R, which features a fresh new entry-level chipset from Qualcomm.

The Redmi Note 12R boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 octa-core processor. The chip comes with a Snapdragon X61 modem, the first to get an improved 3GPP Release 16 of 5G. It’s made of a 4nm process, which should make it battery-efficient.


It comes in four different RAM and storage configurations that mix 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of expandable storage.

We have an enormous 6.79-inch IPS FHD+ display on the front, with a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the top. On the back is an iPhone-like camera layout consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera joined by a 2-megapixel macro lens. No ultra-wide, though.


Keeping the lights on is a decent 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

It then ships with an Android 13-based MIUI 13 interface.


The Redmi Note 12R has a price of CNY999 (~Php7,600) for the 4GB/128GB, CNY1,099 (~Php8,400) for the 6GB/128GB, CNY1,499 (~Php11,400) for the 8GB/128GB, and CNY1,799 (~Php13,700) for the 8GB/256GB. They are now available in China while release details in other markets are yet to be announced.

Redmi Note 12R Specs

  • Android 13, MIUI 14
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.79-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2460 x 1080 octa-core processor, 396ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Adreno GPU
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 168.6 x 76.28 x 8.17mm
  • Weight: 199g
  • Colors: Blue, White, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging

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