This is the Redmi Note 12, the new cheap Xiaomi phones to compete in the mid-range

At the end of last year, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 was undoubtedly one of the phones in which quality and price were best balanced. Sober and without noise, the terminal obtained (and continues to obtain) excellent results, becoming one of the best sellers in its segment.

And now Xiaomi has just introduced the next generation of the family. The Redmi Note 12 They are already a reality and hit the market in four versions: a basic Redmi Note 12, a Redmi Note 12 5G, another 12 Pro 5 G and a 12 Pro+ 5G. Prices start at 229 euros, or 500 euros in the top model, depending on the features chosen.

All new Redmi Note 12 clearly follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, although they present notable improvements in the image and battery sections. The idea, applicable to all models in the series, is to bring as many high-end features as possible to the mid-range. And it is not a bluff, as can be seen from the specifications.

For example, the new Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, the most powerful in the family, sports a 200-megapixel main camera, with optical image stabilization (OIS), accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle camera and another macro. An offer difficult to find in other mid-range terminals.

Somewhat less ambitious, although interesting, is the photographic offer of the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, which mounts a 50-megapixel IMX766 as the main sensor, which is also accompanied by an ultra-wide angle and a macro lens.

Both models also incorporate Flow Amoled screens, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and built with flexible materials (P-OLED) that allow thinner bezels.

As for the batteries, the two phones mount one of 5,000 milliamperesbut the 12 Pro+ 5G model offers a 120W fast charging system that in the 12 Pro 5G stays at 67W.

In both cases, the chosen processor is a MediaTek Dimensity 1080, one of the most popular chips in the cheapest ranges. Manufactured with 6 nanometer technology, it has an eight-core CPU (two of them at 2.6 GHz) and a Mali G68 GPU.

The prices of the Redmi Note Pro+ 5G start from the 499 eurosand those of the Redmi Note Pro 5G, of the 399 euros.

Redmi Note 12 and 12 5G, simple and powerful

The two simplest members of the Xiaomi family share some characteristics with the two superior ones, although they ‘get off the hook’ in others. For example, 120Hz refresh rate displays are still there, ensuring the fluency of any content that we see in them. The processors, however, are different: Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 for the 12 5G and Snapdragon 685 (which doesn’t support 5G) for the basic Redmi Note 12.

In both terminals, the battery is still 5,000 milliamps, but fast charging is reduced to 33W. Both also include a triple camera, although far from the features of the two higher models.

As for prices, the basic Redmi Note 12 will be available starting at 229.99 euros, while the version with 5G will start at 279.99 euros.

Redmi Watch 3, 12 days of battery

The Chinese giant also took the opportunity to present its new smart watch, Redmi Watch 3, designed so that its screen can be seen without problems even in full sunlight. It incorporates a GPS and resists up to 5 atmospheres of pressure under water. It offers 121 different sports modes, six of which are automatically recognized, and allows, among others, monitoring of blood oxygen, heart rate or sleep quality.

The battery can last up to 12 days and it is possible to make and receive phone calls (by connecting the watch to the mobile via Bluetooth), which we will also hear perfectly thanks to its integrated HD speaker and noise-canceling microphone. The new Xiaomi watch will be available at a price of 119.99 euros

Author: JJ Beat

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