Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R: Upcoming Release with an Upgraded Processor and Design

After the successful release of the Redmi Note 12R Pro in April, Xiaomi is set to unveil the base model, the Redmi Note 12R, on June 30th in China. With a unique blend of enhanced features and modern aesthetics, the phone promises to offer a competitive edge in the mid-range smartphone segment.


  1. The design of the Redmi Note 12R incorporates a center-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, surrounded by narrow bezels.
  2. The right edge houses the volume rocker and power button, likely integrated with a fingerprint sensor.
  3. The left edge is reserved for the SIM tray section.
  4. The rear of the phone features dual-camera sensors and an LED flash.
  5. At the bottom, the phone is equipped with a USB Type-C port, a speaker grill, and a primary microphone.
  6. The top section accommodates a secondary microphone and a potential 3.5mm audio jack.
  7. The Redmi Note 12R will be available in four colors – Midnight Black, Sky Fantasy, Time Blue, and Blue.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R
Image source: Xiaomi


  1. Display: The phone boasts a 6.79-inch FHD+ display with flat edges and narrow bezels.
  2. Processor: Powering the Redmi Note 12R is the SM4450 chipset, anticipated to be named Snapdragon 4 Gen2, a step up from the Snapdragon 4 Gen1 powering the Pro variant.
  3. RAM and Storage: The device will come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
  4. Cameras: A 50MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary sensor comprise the dual-camera system. The details of the front camera remain undisclosed.
  5. Battery: The device will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery, with fast charging details yet to be revealed.

Price (expected)

  1. 4GB/128GB variant: RMB 1,100 (around Rs 12,600)
  2. 6GB/128GB variant: RMB 1,200 (approx Rs 13,700)
  3. 8GB/128GB variant: RMB 1,600 (around Rs 18,300)
  4. 8GB/256GB variant: RMB 1,800 (approx Rs 20,600)

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12R features the latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, expected to be more powerful and efficient than its predecessor due to the switch from a 6 nm to a 4 nm node. It is believed to come with two ARM Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores capped at 1.95 GHz, and an Adreno 619 GPU. It’s also anticipated to support LPDDR5-3200 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage.

While the Redmi Note 12R is set to hit the Chinese market in June, its global availability remains a mystery. This model, however, signifies Xiaomi’s commitment to providing advanced features and power-packed performance in its mid-range smartphone offerings.

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