The new standard for smartphone photography calls for a 200MP main camera sensor. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, due to launch in South Africa on 17 May with the rest of the Note 12 lineup, brings that sensor to the masses.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G is a stunning entry into the mid-range market, offering specs and features that you’d expect from handsets that would headline anywhere else. Chief among these is that massive main camera sensor but there’s loads more to love.
Go big or go home
Xiaomi’s drive to make high-end tech affordable has led to the Pro+ smartphone offering users a brilliant 6.67in OLED display, with 120Hz refresh rates, HDR+ support, and up to 900 nits of brightness. 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage round out the rest of the features and there’s a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor at the heart of it all, keeping all of the components flying.
But that’s not the main event. That honour is reserved for the rear camera array that features a massive 200MP main camera sensor. Images will be crisper than you ever imagined they would be, videos are more detailed, and your online content will be as pristine as your awesome photography skills can make it.
Bringing up the rear is a huge 5,000mAh battery that includes Xiaomi’s 120W hyper charging technology. If you’ve just got minutes before load shedding kicks in, that’s all you need. It’ll charge up enough to get through the ‘Shed in moments and it’ll top up to full in a mere nineteen minutes. That’s quick enough to qualify as ‘blistering’.
More than one Redmi Note 12
There are two companion devices also launching in short older. The Redmi Note 12 Pro and the stock Note 12 are worth checking in on.
The Note 12 Pro features many of the same specs as the Plus model – the processor, display, and RAM options are all identical, but a smaller storage allocation is an option. The camera array is headlined by a still-rather-massive 108MP main sensor and the 5,000mAh battery is supported by a 67W charger that will get your phone up and running again almost before you finish putting it down.
The Note 12, on the other hand, scales that charger down to 33W but otherwise features that same battery. The 6.67in 120Hz AMOLED display remains up front, but this time it’s backed by a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor. The camera sensor array around back features a 50MP sensor as it focal point, supporting excellent images on a budget.
As an added benefit, each of these devices includes an IP53 rating. Dust shouldn’t trouble you at all and splashes are no longer any cause for concern either.
Wait and see
All that remains is to tune in when Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 12 series line-up in South Africa. Expect this solid trio of midrange monsters to come along and transform the way you – and your audience – sees your social media feed.
Local pricing and availability are just around the corner. Keep your eyes on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ and friends and prepare to live vivid.