The recently introduced Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset has already found its way into the first smartphone in China. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R is the first device to hit the market with the latest mid-range processor. Most of the technical data became known last week when the Xiaomi phone appeared in China Mobile’s database.
Aside from the new chipset and some minor camera differences, the Redmi Note 12R shares most of the specs and design with the also fairly new Redmi 12. There’s a 6.79-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a punch hole for the 5 megapixel front camera. On the back, Xiaomi installs a 50-megapixel main camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R comes with 4, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage expandable via a microSD card slot. A 5,000 mAh battery provides power, which charges with a maximum of 18 watts via cable. The operating system is MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R is available in Midnight Black, Time Blue and Sky Fantasy color options. The base model with 4/128 GB costs 999 CNY in China, which converts to 126 euros / 140 US dollars. The top 8/256 GB version is priced at 1,799 CNY (€227/$248). It is still unclear whether Xiaomi will also launch the phone and with it the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 outside of China.