Redmi's Note 12 Discovery Edition Smartphone Recharges In 9 Minutes
Redmi launched its latest Note series smartphone in China this week, which can fully charge the battery in 9 minutes.
Four models of the Redmi Note 12 (opens in a new window) were unveiled yesterday (Note 12 5G, Note 12 Pro, Note 12 Pro+ and Note 12 Discovery Edition). All offer fast charging to some extent, but it's the top-of-the-line Note 12 Discovery Edition that will wow consumers and competitors alike with its 9-minute charging time.
It equips the Redmi Discovery Edition with HyperCharge 210W, which uses three 100W fast charging chips for maximum charging speed. The chips are distributed in a "wing design" to avoid heat issues, and the 4300 mAh battery uses a new structural design and materials. Redmi says its charger uses a GaN design and is paired with a high resistance 10.5A cable compared to a 120W/6A cable, delivering 75% more current.
Ultra-fast charging alone isn't enough to justify buying a phone, but the Note 12 Discovery Edition doesn't skimp on features. It sports a 6.7-inch 1080p OLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, a 200MP main camera (Samsung HPX sensor), an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 16MP front camera. Inside the Android 12 phone you'll find a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The price is also impressive - only $330.
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Redmi is a subsidiary of Xiaomi, so the phone isn't officially available in the US, but that doesn't mean 210W fast charging isn't coming to other phones soon. If you can announce a full charge in less than 10 minutes, smartphone marketing departments will be jumping up and down and screaming at consumers.
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