Redmi Note 12R


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Redmi Note 12R Specifications and Features in Kenya

  • RAM: 4GB,6GB, 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W
  • Main camera: 50 MP + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Display: 6.79 inches, IPS LCD, 90Hz
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Silver
  • OS: Android 13, MIUI 14

Redmi Note 12R in Kenya

Redmi Note 12R price is Kes 40,000. The handset features a 6.79-inch IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution. It is a dual SIM phone with an IP53 rating (dust and splash resistant). It runs on Android 13 and has an Octa-core Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 (4 nm) processor installed for seamless operations. For memory, the device with up to 256GB internal memory and 8 GB RAM. To capture moments and experiences in various memorable places, the Note 12R packs 50MP + 2MP dual main came setup and a single 5MP front camera for selfies. A side-mounted fingerprint scanner helps to enhance phone security by limiting unauthorized access. Powering the handset is a 5,000mAh Li-Po non-removable battery, recharged by a wired 18W fast-charging unit. Available in Black, Blue and Silver, buy the Redmi Note 12R at Phoneplace Kenya.

Redmi Note 12R specs and price in Kenya

Brand Xiaomi Redmi
Model Note 12R
Release Date Announced: 28th June 2023 Released to the market: 28th June 2023.
Price In Kenya Kes 50,000
Display Size 6.79 inches
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 6.79 inches, 109.5 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Refresh Rate. 90GHz
Operating System Android 13, MIUI 14 User Interface
Measurement 168.6 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 199g
Processor Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x Cortex-A55)
Chipset Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 (6 nm)
GPU Adreno 619
SIM Card Dual SIM (Nano Dual SIM stand-by)
Connectivity Network: GSM/ CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G Networks Network speed: HSPA, LTE, 5G
RAM 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
Internal Memory 128GB / 256GB
MicroSD Card Slot Supported. MicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Main Camera Dual Camera: 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) Key Features: LED flash, HDR Video Recording: LED flash, HDR
Selfie Camera Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/5″, 1.12µm Features: HDR Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
3.5MM Jack Yes.
Radio No
Loudspeaker. Stereo speakers
USB Port Yes, USB Type-C 2.0
NFC Yes.
Infrared port Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes, side-mounted sensor
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Virtual Proximity Sensing, gyro, compass, color spectrum
Battery 5,000mAh
Charging Fast Wired charging, 18W
Colors Black, Blue, and Silver.

Physical Attributes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R stands out with its ergonomic design, elegance and look, enhanced by its aesthetics. The large, hole-punch display dominates the front of the handset, while the back and body frame are made of plastic. It measures 168.6 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm and weighs 199g, making it modestly thin compared to other handsets that weigh as thick as 9.3mm. Thus, comfort in handling, portability and use of the smartphone will not be an issuer based on its dimensions, shape, ergonomic design and weight. The phone is Dual SIM (SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and has an IP53 rating (dust and splash resistant)


The phone features a large 6.79-inch IPS LCD, Hole Punch display, boasting an impressive 1080 x 2460 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~396 ppi density) resolution. The IPS display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate to keep the phone in peak performance when using the display, besides 550 nits peak brightness. With such brightness and resolution on a IPS display, you are poised for great, immersive moments as you browse the internet, explore apps on your phone, and play and watch videos.

Camera set up

The Redmi phone features an average camera set. For selfies, a single 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/5″, 1.12µm will enable you to capture decent shots and record 1080p videos. However, a 5MP camera is rather low for such a modest smartphone and by modern standards. The main camera installed at the smartphone’s rear consists of a 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAFF primary camera, supported by a 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)lens. Both work together to improve the quality of photos and record 1080p videos.


Performance-wise, Redmi Note 12R works decently based on the Android 13 OS platform installed on it. For customization, make use of the updated MIUI 14 for best user experience. Powering the smartphone is an Octa-core, Qualcomm SM4375 Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 (4 nm) processor, which, alongside an Adreno 619 GPU, enables seamless multi-tasking, playing mid-level games and streaming videos. One notable feature that makes the phone stand is its large memory capacity. It supports 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM (with MicroSD), which is sufficient to download and run many applications without running short of space or slowing down the phone’s processing capabilities.

Network and Connectivity

The handset is 5G enabled, with high HSPA, LTE-A (CA), and 5G speed. You can download and upload quickly and efficiently large and heavy files without fear of lagging and buffering on the 5G network. For more connectivity, use Wi-Fi for the internet, Infrared, and USB Type C (OTG) to share or transfer data to other devices. The 3.5mm jack port is still handy in 2023, especially if you are a fan of wired headphones and headsets and love being hands-free as you make calls, enjoy a movie or listen to your favourite shows on Radio.


Powering the Note 12R is a 5,000mAh battery that can stay for a whole day with enough juice left for the following day before recharging it. Fast recharging is supported, with the phone unit coming along with 18W Wired fast PD charger.

Pros and Cons of Redmi Note 12R Pro


  • 5G Network connectivity
  • IPS LCD display with high 1080p resolution
  • Dolby Vision certification
  • Adaptive refresh rate.
  • IP53 Rating
  • Large capacity battery
  • Wired fast charging support
  • Support 3.5mm jacks with a port installed on the phone
  • Supports FM Radio
  • Supports Infrared and NFC
  • Large memory up to 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Comes with a fingerprint scanner for enhanced phone security


  • No Gorilla screen protector
  • No memory card slot for additional memory
  • Average camera set-up
  • No 4K video recording capabilities.

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67W wired, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG


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