Redmi 12C launch date, design renders, specs announced ahead of world debut

Redmi 12C launch date, design renders, specs announced ahead of world debut

Redmi 12C launch date, design renders, specs announced ahead of world debut

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Redmi 12C, a budget smartphone from Xiaomi sub-brand, was launched in China last year. Soon after, the global variant of the phone was spotted on several certification sites, hinting at its imminent launch in other markets. The Redmi 12C was supposed to launch in India and globally in February this year ahead of MWC 2023. Now, a reliable tipster has revealed the launch date and specs of the smartphone. Another report suggested design renderings and pricing details of the European variant of the Redmi 12C.


The Xiaomi sub-brand launched the Redmi 12C in China last year. The smartphone has since appeared on various certification sites and listings. Reliable tipster Paras Guglani (@passionategeekz) has tweeted about the global variant of Redmi 12C, hinting at its launch date and specs. According to him, the smartphone is expected to be launched worldwide on February 26.

The tweet also stated that the global version of the Redmi 12C would come in three color variants, while the Chinese version of the smartphone offered four color options. The Redmi 12C could be launched in Graphite Grey, Mint Green and Ocean Blue colors. It is said to get two configurations – 3GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. The device is expected to ship with Android 12 with an added layer of MIUI 13 on top. The tipster also hinted that the global version Redmi 12C will be processed on a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. It could house a 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging out of the box.

Meanwhile, another report from Appuals suggested design renders and launch prices for the European variant. The smartphone is said to have similar specs to its Chinese variant. The Redmi 12C launched in China sports a 6.71-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1650 pixels and a peak brightness of 500 nits. The global variant of the smartphone is also said to get two major Android updates and up to three years of security patches.

For optics, the Chinese Redmi 12C variant has a dual camera unit led by a 50-megapixel sensor. On the front, the smartphone receives a 5 megapixel sensor for selfies. It supports connectivity for dual SIM card, micro-SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.

In terms of price, the base Redmi 12C variant is said to cost EUR 170 (nearly Rs. 15,000), while the top variant is expected to cost EUR 200 (nearly Rs. 17,630).

The smartphone was recently spotted on the IMEI database with the model number 2212ARNC4L. The global Redmi 12C variant has also been spotted on MIIT database and TENAA list. A few days ago Redmi 12C was found on Geekbench as Xiaomi 22120RN86G.

It has already been reported that the Redmi 12C might launch in India as the Poco C55. The smartphone has already been spotted in an IMDA listing, hinting that it will be rebranded as Redmi 12C.

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