Xiaomi has launched the latest addition to its Redmi line of phones, the Redmi 12. Redmi is a sub-brand of Xiaomi (one of many sub-brands) that recycles past innovations from Xiaomi's flagship devices into more affordable models.
Accessibility is the key word here. The Redmi 12 costs only $149, which is just ridiculous when you look at the specifications, but not surprising, but overall impressive for less than twenty percent of the price. iPhone. The competition for the best budget camera phone is fierce and the Redmi 12 lives up to its claim.
The design of the Redmi 12 is similar to other models with a glass back panel and is only 8.17mm thick. Xiaomi has somehow managed to fit a triple camera into this budget model, offering a large 50MP main camera as well as an 8MP wide-angle camera, the latter an interesting 2MP macro camera. We consider price when choosing a telephoto lens.
The phone also has some premium design features, including an IP53 rating for dust and splash resistance. The display is also the largest in a Redmi phone with a 6.79-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with a resolution of 2460 x 1080 and a fast 90Hz Adaptive Sync refresh rate. This phone also packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, which Xioami claims can deliver 23 days of standby time or 16 hours of video playback.
Finally, this phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 processor, which isn't the fastest chip, but it can handle everyday tasks without a hitch. The phone is available in Midnight Black, Sky Blue and Polar Silver with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage, though expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Redmi 12 is set to go on sale worldwide, and this time it already includes North America. The phone will go on sale from July 9 and will cost $149, which is around £120 or AU$220, although an official price was not available at the time of writing.
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