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Redmi Note 12 Turbo: Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 mid-range beast with a flagship display

This is the first device powered by the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset.
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The Redmi Note 12 Turbo has been unveiled in China recently, as the first device packing the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset.

If you are looking for a powerful and affordable smartphone with a stunning display, you might want to check out this smartphone (if or when it comes out locally). It is the latest addition to the Redmi Note 12 series, and it comes with some impressive features that make it stand out from the crowd.

One of the main highlights of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is its processor: the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. This is a new mid-range chip from Qualcomm that promises up to 50 percent better performance than the previous generation.

The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is based on a 4nm process and has an octa-core CPU with a peak frequency of 2.91GHz. It also has an Adreno 725 GPU that is capable of high-end gaming and graphics. The phone comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage, which is the highest configuration ever offered on a Redmi device.

Redmi Note 12 Turbo Specs and Price

The Redmi Note 12 Turbo is built around a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 68 billion colors. The display also has a punch-hole design for the selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner for easy unlocking.

The phone has a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 64MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, and a 4cm 2MP macro lens for close-up shots. The front-facing camera has a 16MP sensor. It also supports face unlock and AI beautification.

See also: Xiaomi launches the Redmi 12C with 50MP camera in the Philippines

The Redmi Note 12 Turbo has a large battery capacity of 5000mAh and supports fast charging with a 67W charger. It comes in various colors, such as black, blue, green, and white, and runs on Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top. The phone also has various features, such as NFC, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack.

Price and Availability

The Redmi Note 12 Turbo has a starting price of CNY 1,999 (~P16k) for the base model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, and it goes up to CNY 2,599 (~P21k) for the top model with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage.

Redmi Note 12 Turbo Specs and Price
Redmi Note 12 Turbo Harry Potter Edition

There’s also a Harry Potter Edition that includes a themed design, along with themed accessories. It has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, priced at CNY 2,399 (~P19k).

Redmi Note 12 Turbo

Display6.67-inch OLED display, 2400×1080, up to 1000 nits, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1920Hz high frequency PWM dimming, 12-bit color depth, DCI-P3 color gamut
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1
RAM/Storage8GB+256GB
12GB+256GB
12GB+512GB
16GB+1TB
Rear Cameras64MP main
8MP ultra-wide
2MP macro
Front Camera16MP
Network5G, 4G LTE, dual SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, IR port
OthersIn-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers
OSMIUI 14, Android 13
ColorsBlack, Blue, White, Harry Potter Edition
Battery5000mAh battery, 67W fast charging

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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