Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 12 Turbo yesterday, which had previously been teased to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor. Although it had been expected to come with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB UFS 3.1 storage, the actual specifications still came as a surprise to consumers. This configuration can be considered a new high for mid-range smartphones and is even more impressive than some of the flagship devices offered by Korean brands.
The Redmi Note 12 Turbo is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED flat punch-hole screen with FHD+ resolution and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 16MP front-facing camera and a rear camera setup consisting of a 64MP main lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The phone’s built-in 5,000mAh battery supports 67W wired fast charging, and it comes preloaded with MIUI 14 based on Android 13. In terms of connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, and infrared, and also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The 16GB + 1TB version mentioned above is priced at 2,599 RMB (equivalent to PKR 105,778), and there are four other versions available with 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB configurations, priced at 1,999 RMB, 2,099 RMB, and 2,299 RMB respectively (approximately PKR 81,359, 85,428, and PKR 93,569).
Xiaomi also announced a special edition of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo in collaboration with Warner Bros. The “Harry Potter” special edition features exclusive artwork on the back of the device, as well as special packaging and accessories. The 12GB + 256GB version of the special edition is priced at 2,399 RMB (approximately PKR 97,638). The Redmi Note 12 Turbo will go on sale in China on March 31st, with availability in other markets to be announced.