Introduced in China by Xiaomi a Redmi Note 12 Turbo smartphone, which increased the number of members of the Redmi Note 12 series to eight, so even an average person can easily see the range. The Note 12 Turbo presented today targets the upper part of the middle category, both in terms of display, camera and display. The Note 12 Turbo display has a 6.67-inch diagonal, it is a 12-bit OLED panel with the usual 1080 x 2400 pixel (FHD+) resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, 1920 Hz PWM, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support are provided. The front camera is located in a hole cut in the upper part of the display, it is a 16 MP sensor.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo in blue [+]
There are three cameras on the back, the main camera is 64 MP, behind it is OIS, the secondary sensor is an 8 MP ultra-wide, and the third is a 2 MP macro. The arrangement of the cameras is the same as what you can see on the back of the other Redmi Note 12s.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 works under the back panel (we wrote more about the 4 nanometer chip here) with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5x operational memory and up to 1 TB of UFS 3.1 storage. At the Chinese presentation, the Redmi representative boasted on stage that the phone, with a chip offering approximately the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, achieved an AnTuTu score of over one million and a stable 59 fps Genshin Impact in game without overheating. Heat dissipation is handled by a 3725 mm² steam chamber, and energy is supplied by a 5000 mAh battery, capable of 67 watt wired charging.
Note 12 Turbo in black [+]
The phone runs MIUI 14 based on Android 13. Given the 5G connection, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, infrared port, stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphone jack, the new SoC makes the Turbo stand out from the rest of the Redmi Note 12. It’s not extra in terms of appearance either, as black, blue and silvery white are the three basic colors, but China will get a Harry Potter special edition, which stands out from the average with the patterns seen in its packaging and on the back (cartridge, coat of arms, glasses drawn around the camera rings). The special edition comes with a case with a unique pattern, but this is only produced in a 12/256 GB edition and costs 2,399 yuan (123,325 forints).
The Note 12 Turbo is a Harry Potter special edition [+]
The other Redmi Note 12 Turbo models start from 8/256 GB, and their prices in China are as follows:
- 8/256 GB — 1,999 yuan (HUF 102,670)
- 12/256 GB — 2,099 yuan (HUF 107,810)
- 12/512 GB — 2,299 yuan (HUF 118,070)
- 16/1024 GB — 2,599 yuan (HUF 133,470)
As part of the Harry Potter theme, the Redmi Buds 4 were also equipped with a wizard pattern, which will be available as a separately purchased accessory on March 31 in China at a price of 399 yuan (HUF 20,500).
Redmi Buds 4 Harry Potter special edition [+]
So far, there was no mention of an international premiere at the presentation, there is a chance that the mobile phone will be available months later. Allegedly, the same hardware construction will be available in India under the Poco brand as Poco F5 in April, but based on the fact that the plain Note 12 series is not yet officially available everywhere, it is not necessarily worth waiting for the Note 12 Turbo / Poco F5 in Europe appearance.