Fresh off bringing the Redmi Note 12 series to the global market, Xiaomi is also teasing the upcoming launch of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. It’s expected to first launch in China later this month at 7pm, 28 March, and could arrive to the global stage under the Poco branding instead later in the year.
While not out yet, there are some things we already know about the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, as Xiaomi have been teasing it out on the Redmi Weibo account. For starters, the device is set to be powered by the brand new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, Qualcomm’s latest upper midrange processor that’s perhaps closer to the old Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 than it is to the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 it replaced. Unless any other manufacturer springs a surprise, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo would be the first smartphone to use this processor. complete with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.
The Redmi Weibo account is also boasting that the display will feature bezels thinner than that of the iPhone 14, with a chin that’s just 2.22mm thick and side bezels just 1.42mm thick. This gives it a total screen-to-body ratio of 93.45%, with the whole device measuring 7.9mm in thickness and weighing 181 grams. The display will also support 12-bit colour, HDR10+ and features a 120Hz refresh rate too, along with 1920Hz PWM dimming and SGS Low Blue Light Certification.
Keeping the lights on meanwhile is a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging. You should also expect to see a triple rear camera setup with the main camera packing optical image stabilisation too. Other features likely to be on the Redmi Note 12 Turbo include a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speakers, X-axis vibration, Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC support as well as Android 13 out of the box.