Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Series to Launch Next Week in Kenya

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G

Xiaomi is prepping to update the Redmi Note 11 series with a new Note 12 series later next week in Kenya.

The whole lineup comes with IP53 rating, 1080p 6.67″ AMOLED screens with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The regular Note 12 has Gorilla Glass 3 while the Pro and Pro Plus version have Gorilla Glass 5.

The Pro and Pro Plus versions have MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset while the regular one has Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor. They come with MIU 14 and sadly Android 12. They are scheduled to get updated to Android 13.

RAM options start at 4GB all the way to 8GB and 128GB storage for the regular Note 12. The Note 12S has 8GB storage and 256GB storage. The Note 12 Pro RAM options come with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. The Pro Plus version will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option.

Only the Note 12 has a slot for expandable storage.

All of them have up to 5GB of virtual RAM.

For optics, the Note 12 series has a different primary lens but the same 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. Note 12 has a 48MP main while the Pro has 50MP and the Pro Plus has a 200MP main. The latter two can shoot up to 4K 30fps while the regular will shoot up to 1080p 30fps.

The Pro and Pro Plus have a 16Mp selfie camera while the regular Note 12 has a 13MP selfie camera. The former two shoot 1080p 60fps video while the latter shoots 1080p 30fps.

All three have type-C charging ports with 5000mAh batteries with support for 33W, 67W and 120W fast charging for the regular, Pro and Pro Plus respectively.

The Note 12 series sports side-mounted fingerprint readers. Only the Pro and Pro Plus have stereo speakers.

Stay tuned for pricing and availability details when the official launch takes place on May 2nd(6PM local time) which will be early next week. The live stream will be on Xiaomi’s Facebook page.


  1. How come everywhere this phone is talked about everyone is conveniently forgetting to say whether supports 5g or not?!
    The phone is already available for purchase on their official store on Jumia where they have also conveniently not mentioned the network it supports. 😠 I’m just trying to decide whether to buy the phone and the lack of this information is frustrating 🤬

    • There are different versions of the phone. The most expensive one priced at 50k is 5g the 4g ones are 22k. 5g should not decide what phone you want since it’s fast but very weak and unreliable. The 5g saf data bundles are very expensive so 5g is not worth it. Save money and get the 4g version. Choose the one with snapdragon processor if you like gaming since the other is mediatek which is not good for gaming.

    • The redmi note 12 pro and pro plus are 5g the rest 4g. There’s also redmi note 11E which is 5g at 22k

    • Ok. So there are three types all on jumia that start from 22k. The one that is using snapdragon 4 gen 1 is the only 5g one so don’t pick the one with snapdragon 685.

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