Xiaomi on Monday announced the launch of the Redmi 12 mid-range smartphone in Kenya. The phone comes with a number of interesting features that Xiaomi says are designed for anyone seeking maximum value and will be available starting at Ksh.20,799.
This smartphone is only 8.17mm1 thick, featuring an excellent glass back and an entirely new camera design.
Redmi 12 features a 6.79-inch +FHD DotDisplay screen with an adaptive 90Hz refresh rate. This screen, with a resolution of 2460 × 1080 at a pixel density of 396 pixels per inch (ppi). This is the largest screen we have seen in the Redmi series to date, providing an enhanced viewing experience for gaming, video playback, and more.
Redmi 12 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 processor. It comes with 4GB, 8GB, RAM and 128GB, 256GB storage options. It also includes an expandable storage space of up to 1 terabyte
The phone runs Android 13 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery with support for 18W Type-C fast charging. Xiaomi claims the battery offers 23 days of standby, 133 hours of music playback, 26 hours of online use, or 16 hours of video playback.
For the cameras, the Redmi 12 on the rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel (f/f/1.8) primary camera; an 8-megapixel (f/f/2.2) camera, and a 2-megapixel (f/f/2.4) camera. There is a single front camera setup for selfies, featuring an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/f/2.1 aperture.
The Redmi 12 runs MIUI 14 is based on Android 13 and is also SGS Low Blue Light certified, and User Mode 3.0 allows users to enjoy content for longer periods without additional eye strain.
Other features include an IP53.2 rating to handle dust and everyday stains, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi 12 is available in Kenya in three different colours – Midnight Black, Sky Blue, and Polar Silver.
It comes in three variants: the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option, starting at just Ksh 20,799; the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, available at Ksh 22,099; or the top-tier 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model, priced at Kshs 24,099.