The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus has been unveiled by Xiaomi, the biggest Chinese technology company, and it is one of four smartphones in the new Redmi Note 12 series. The Redmi Note 12 series contains the Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus which we’ll discuss in this article.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is the successor to the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G launched in the first quarter of this year. It comes with a slightly bigger battery, improved cameras, a better processor, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Sadly, Xiaomi seems to have followed Samsung’s steps by removing the invaluable micro SD card slot so you can expand the storage.
In this article, I’ll share with you everything you need to know about the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, its prices, features, and specs. Let’s get right into it.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus Key Specs
- 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED display
- MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC
- 8GB or 12GB of RAM
- 256GB of internal storage
- 200MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera
- 16MP selfie camera
- 5,000 mAh non-removable battery
- 120W fast charging
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- 5G connectivity
In comparison to the previous model, the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ still shares the same display size but it now has better hardware and lower brightness.
Upfront, there is a 6.67 inches OLED display that has a FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It utilizes a 10-bit panel which makes the display able to show 1B colors. Also, there is support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ with a peak brightness of 900 nits.
Beneath the display, there is an optical fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. There is no official information stating what kind of protection the screen has.
Design and Body
Design-wise, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is similar to its non-Plus sibling as they both come in similar bodies. However, when compared to its predecessor, the phone looks way better as the design has been refreshed and is now cleaner.
It comes in a glass sandwich build with an aluminum frame holding the front and back glass together. It is a bit bulky as it has a thickness of 9 mm and weighs 208 grams.
You’d find the rear camera setup in a rectangular bump at the top right corner of the back panel with the power and volume buttons being on the side.
The phone is IP53 certified so it is resistant to dust and water splashes.
Processor and Memory
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus draws its power from the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset, an upgraded version of the Dimensity 920 on Note 11 Pro+ 5G.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset is built on a 6nm node, and it has two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. It is paired with the Mali G68 MC4 GPU for gaming and other graphics-intensive tasks.
The phone comes with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and only 256GB of fast UFS 2.2 internal storage. There is no micro SD card slot.
The camera department seems to be one of the places where the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ sees a massive upgrade over its predecessor.
The first Redmi smartphone to have a 200MP camera as the main camera is a 200MP camera with Samsung’s ISOCELL HPX 1/1.4-inch sensor. It uses 16-to-1 binning as photos are in 12.5MP res in default with 50MP and 200MP full res being available. It also features QPD autofocus. The large sensor is capable of more things than is available on the phone due to its chipset.
Alongside the main 200MP camera, there is an 8MP ultrawide camera 119° field of view and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the front, there is a 16MP sensor for all your selfie and video chat needs.
The rear camera can record videos in up to 4K resolution at 30 fps while the selfie camera is capped at 1080p resolution at 30 or 60 fps.
Battery and Charging
The only new thing in this department is the increment in the phone’s battery capacity.
On the inside, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is backed by a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery and supports 120W fast charging via its USB-C port. Xiaomi says this should take the phone from 0% to 100% in only 19 minutes of charging.
Network and Connectivity
There is support for 5G networks on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ just like its predecessor. It comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, IR blaster, and NFC. As for navigation, there’s support for GPS (L1), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B11+B1c), GALILEO (E1), and QZSs (L1).
On the software front, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus comes running on Android 12 with MIUI 13 skin on top straight out of the box.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+ Price and Availability
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ price is set at $305 (CNY 2,199) for the base 8GB 256GB model while the highest end 12GB 256GB model comes in at $332 (CNY 2,399). It launched in China for now with no information being available on global availability.