The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series launched in Europe today. Four models have started the journey: the new Redmi Note 12 4G, the normal Note 12, the Note 12 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. The normal Redmi Note 12 with 5G starts at €300 ($325) with 4/128 GB. This is not the Chinese Note 12, but an improved version. In addition to Gorilla Glass 3 and a microSD slot, there is also an 8 megapixel ultra wide camera on board.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro is priced at €400 ($434) with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 50 megapixel main camera has OIS and the 5,000 mAh battery charges with 67 watts. It takes 46 minutes for a full charge. The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ with a 200 megapixel main camera starts at €500 ($542) for a device with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The charging speed increases to 120 watts, which means that the 5,000 mAh battery reaches 100% after 19 minutes.
The Discovery Edition charges even faster at 210 watts, but will not make it to Europe. The Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed does not travel abroad either. For comparison: the Redmi Note 11 Pro (4G, Helio G96) with 6/128 GB started at €330 ($358), the 5G version (Snapdragon 695) cost €370 ($401). Both models featured 108-megapixel cameras without OIS and a 5,000mAh battery with 67-watt charging. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ (Dimensity 920) with 120 watt charging was sold for €400 ($434).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Xiaomi also introduced a new member of the series today – the Redmi Note 12 4G. The back of the Note 12 4G is flat and not curved like the 5G model. The 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, on the other hand, is identical. The chipset is different again – the Note 12 4G comes with the new Snapdragon 685 with 4/6/8GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage.
In addition, the Redmi Note 12 4G has a 50 megapixel main camera instead of 48 megapixels on the 5G model. The 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and the 2-megapixel depth sensor are identical, as is the 5,000 mAh battery with 33-watt fast charging. The operating system used is MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G is available in onyx grey, mint green and ice blue. Prices for the 4/64GB model start at €199 ($216).