Redmi, a division of Xiaomi, recently introduced the Redmi K60 line of smartphones, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, and a number of accessories. Prior to 2022 coming to an end, Redmi unveiled the Redmi 12C, a new entry-level smartphone.
The 6.71″ HD+ screen of the Redmi 12C has a notch for the 5MP front-facing camera. With a non-slip material and diagonal stripes, its back panel also features a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera system with a 50MP primary camera. Redmi does not provide any information regarding the second camera, however we think it might be a depth sensor.
Under the hood of the 12C lies the Helio G85 SoC, along with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage that can hold up to 512GB. The smartphone boots MIUI 13 (presumably based on Android 12), but since the 12C runs a “unique optimized version” of MIUI 13, you won’t get all of MIUI 13’s features.
A 5,000 mAh battery, a microUSB connector, and a 3.5mm headphone jack round out the Redmi 12C’s features. It has a specific microSD card slot and is compatible with 4G networks.
The 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB memory choices for the Redmi 12C are priced at CNY699 ($100/€95/8,385), CNY799 ($115/€110/9,585), and CNY899 ($130/€120/10,785), respectively. The Redmi 12C is available in four colors. The official Chinese website of Xiaomi will begin selling it on January 1; however, there is currently no information available regarding its availability in other markets.