(Update, March 28: The Redmi Note 12 Turbo has launched with a Harry Potter edition!)
The Xiaomi sub-brand has announced on China’s Weibo that the Redmi Note 12 Turbo will go official March 28 and the said model will debut the newly unveiled chipset. The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 5G aims to bring flagship features to midrange devices. It’s fabricated on the same 4nm manufacturing process that the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses and features a main Kryo CPU core operating at 2.91GHz alongside a CPU package that claims to bring 50% faster performance compared to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 platform. The Realme GT Neo 5 SE is confirmed to launch with the chip, too.
According to reports, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo comes with a maximum of 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, a flat 120Hz OLED screen measuring 6.67 inches, a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67-watt fast charging, and Android 13-based MIUI 14. It is said to sport a triple-rear-camera system and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter as well.
Based on the launch teaser, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo’s main sensor on the back has a 64-megapixel count. You’ll see a microphone, an IR blaster, a speaker grille, and a 3.5mm audio jack up top. At the bottom, you’ll find another speaker grille and mic, a USB-C port, and a SIM slot. A volume rocker and a fingerprint reader sit on the right side.
The Redmi Note 12 series will be unveiled globally tomorrow, March 23. Will the Turbo version be introduced by then, too, ahead of its announcement in China? We’ll soon find out.
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