Announcement. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G - the debut of the chipset and JN1 sensor

Photo Announcement. Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G - the debut of the chipset and JN1 sensor

Xiaomi showed the world yesterday its new smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 12, which I will call Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G on In order not to confuse it with the older brothers Redmi Note 12 5G Global and Redmi Note 12 5G China ("Chinese" from the global camera, I remind you, differs only in the absence of a wide-angle camera).

Redmi Note 12 is a global smartphone. Initial Sale starts April 10 on AliExpress.

To the characteristics.

We have the debut of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 chipset, which is a slightly overclocked version of the Snapdragon 680 chip from 2021. The hour has grown upThese cores now support 120Hz screens and higher resolution cameras. In AnTuTu, logically, it should be around 300 thousand points. Well, we'll find out soon. (Redmi Note 12 5G is powered by a slightly more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip).

There are some misunderstandings with the maximum frequency of the cores. Qualcomm on its website says about 2.6 GHz, and Xiaomi writes about 2.8 GHz in the description of the smartphone. Who to believe? Believe only Muller, of course.

Memory. Permanent memory is always exactly 128 GB. Operational - 4, 6 or 8 GB. There is support for memory cards.

The screen appears to be identical to the volume��, which is used in Redmi Note 12 5G. AMOLED, with a diagonal of 6.67" (107 cm²) and a resolution of 1080x2400 (395 ppi). Refresh rate up to 120 Hz.

The battery hasn't changed either. Standard capacity - 5000 mAh. Medium-speed charging - 33 W.

Cameras. 13 MP front, 50+8+2 MP rear. Main camera sensor - Samsung ISOCELL JN1, i.e. the smallest and cheapest of the "fifty dollars". (The Redmi Note 12 5G has a slightly larger OmniVision OV48B2Q 48MP sensor).

Other. NFC-module, apparently, will not be in all countries. But for the model that is sold on Ali, it is indicated. scannerThe fingerprint is located on the side. There is Type-C, IR blaster, fifth Wi-Fi, standard audio output.

At the start of sales on AliExpress Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G will cost $179 (₽14100), $199 (₽15700) and $229 (₽18100) for 4+128, 6+128 and 8+128 GB versions respectively.

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.67", 107 cm², 1080x2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 685
2.8 GHz, 4 x Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610 Memory RAM 4-8 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, LPDDR4X, UFS2.2 Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900) , 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Li-Pol battery, 5000 mAh, fast charging 33 W Dimensions165.66 x 75.96 x 7.85 mm Weight183.5g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76", 0.64μm, Samsung ISOCELL JN1, 1080p@30fps
- 8 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 120°, 1/4.00", 1.12μm, OmniVision OV08D
- 2 MP, macro, f/2.4
front camera: 13 MP, f/2.45, 1/3.00", no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 13, MIUI 14 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC USBType-Cv2.0

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