Redmi 12C Unboxing and First Impressions Review: The perfect budget phone?

Redmi 12C Unboxing: Xiaomi last week announced the official launch of Redmi 12C, its latest entry-level smartphone into the Kenyan market.

Powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, the Redmi 12C will be available starting today for Ksh. 13,999 in all Xiaomi Stores, Retail partner stores, and Jumia.

The Redmi 12C is available in Graphic Gray, Ocean Blue, or Mint Green color options and comes in It will come in three variants; 3GB+32GB at Kshs 13,999, 3GB + 64GB at Kshs 14,999, and 4GB + 128GB at Kshs 17,299.

Watch our Redmi 12C unboxing video.

Below is also a summary of the Redmi 12C specs.

Display Size 6.71 inches, 106.5 cm2 (~82.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Display Type IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)
Dimensions 168.8 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.65 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Resolution 720 x 1650 pixels (~268 ppi density)
OS Android 12, MIUI 13
Chipset Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
Internal 3GB+32GB, 3GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB 
Rear Cameras (Dual) 50 MP, (wide), PDAF

0.08 MP (depth)

Selfie Camera (Single) 5 MP
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Battery Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

10W wired charging

Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, Virtual proximity sensing
Colours Graphic Gray, Ocean Blue, or Mint Green 
Price 3GB+32GB at Kshs 13,999

3GB + 64GB at Kshs 14,999

and 4GB + 128GB at Kshs 17,299

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