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Xiaomi announces Singapore availability of entry-level Redmi 12 phone

By Liu Hongzuo - on 19 Jul 2023, 6:49pm

Xiaomi announces Singapore availability of entry-level Redmi 12 phone

Xiaomi's Redmi 12 has IP53-rated splash and dust resistance.

Xiaomi has brought the Redmi 12 Android smartphone to Singapore, packing entry-level components within an affordable price point.

Despite its low cost, the Redmi 12 has IP53 dust and splash protection, a 3.5mm audio jack, expandable storage of up to 1TB, and 18W fast charging. 

It also offers a 90Hz refresh rate for its 6.79-inch, Full HD (2,460 x 1,080 pixels resolution) DotDisplay panel with SGS Low Blue Light certification to help reduce eye strain during use.

Redmi 12 with its storage expansion slot.

Its triple rear camera configuration packs a 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro camera, along with FilmCamera filters to get real-time post-processing on your shots.

Inside is a MediaTek Helio G88 processor (surprisingly, the same chipset as Redmi 10), with a 5,000mAh battery. Both would be responsible for the phone’s day-to-day operations and its uptime (the latter of which Xiaomi claims can bring up to 16 non-stop hours of video-watching.

The phone uses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a single loudspeaker, and has IR remote functions.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 12 comes in two variants. The 4GB RAM with 128GB storage at S$209 which is exclusively available on Shopee. Alternatively, the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage at S$239 is at Authorised Xiaomi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

Redmi vs Redmi Note

Note that the Redmi 12 is not the same as Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 series, which has the Redmi Note 12 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and Pro+ 5G phones in the lineup. We’ve written at length about how Redmi and Redmi Note phones differ just enough, so it’s important for users to know what they are paying for.

Are Xiaomi’s latest entry-level devices worth buying? You can also check out our Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G review here for reference.

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