Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Price: The price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer is about $439 and is a limited edition of the Redmi Note 12 Pro+. It features the new chipset from MediaTek, a 200MP main camera, and the fastest wired charging solution in a 2022 phone which we’ll talk more about in the chipset, camera, and battery segments below.
The Redmi Note 12 Explorer is an impressive phone, but aside from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Plus price, this phone comes with other impressive specifications. So, in this post, along with the price of the smartphone, I’ll also talk about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer specifications, its release date, and how/where you can buy this phone (details of how to buy the phone will be made available in a table at the bottom of this post).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer is an affordable mid-range phone from Xiaomi. It is a limited edition of the Redmi Note 12 series. It features the same Dimensity 1080 5G chipset and a new 200MP OIS primary camera as the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ but a faster wired charging solution and a smaller battery capacity. To know more about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer, let’s talk about the details of its specifications starting with the chipset, CPU, and GPU.
Chipset, CPU, and GPU
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer features the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 5G chipset. This 5G chipset is built on TSMC’s 6nm process technology and features an Octa-core processor. The Dimensity 1080 5G chipset has an Octa-core CPU with a maximum speed clocked at 2.6GHz. It has two ARM Cortex-A78 power cores with a clock speed of 2.6GHz and ARM Cortex-A55 efficiency cores with a speed of 2.00GHz.
The CPU cores are paired with the ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. This chipset is fast and also power efficient because of its fast CPU cores and small fabrication process. The chipset can encode and decode 4K videos and has NFC, LPDDR4x RAM tech, UFS 2.2 storage tech, etc. For gamers, the Dimensity 1080 5G chipset can perform for a long time without dropping frame rates.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer features a triple rear camera and a single front camera. On the rear, it has a 200MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, and OIS features. The primary camera sensor is the Samsung HPX sensor which takes good photos. This primary camera is supported by an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 16MP front-facing wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
The back camera of the Redmi Note 12 Explorer can steady videos in 4K resolution while the 16MP front camera can record steady videos in 1080p resolution. Available camera features for photography and videography in this smartphone include LED flash, HDR, panorama, Night mode, Portrait, OIS, gyro-EIS, etc.
Display, Design, and Durability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer has a 6.67-inches flat OLED display. The display resolution is FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), supports 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 240Hz touch sampling, and Dolby Vision, and has a peak brightness of 900 nits and 1920Hz PW dimming. The front screen is flat but the back panel is slightly curved. The dimension of the Redmi Note 12 Explorer is 162.9 x 76 x 9 mm (6.41 x 2.99 x 0.35 in) and it weighs about 207.5 g (7.34 oz).
On the rear, it has a camera module in the top left corner while on the front it has a single punch hole that houses the front camera. Its screen-to-body ratio is 88.8% and it also features a Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot but there is space for a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The volume rocker and power button of the Redmi Note 12 Explorer are on the right side of the frame of the phone. While its microphone, stereo speaker grill, and USB Type-C charging port are on the bottom of the frame. It also has a second speaker and microphone on the top side of the frame.
RAM, Storage, and Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer comes in a single storage option of 8GB + 256GB. As stated above, there is no space for a microSD card hence users can’t expand the storage of this phone via a microSD card if the internal storage is full.
A 4,300mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer and it has support for 210W wired fast charging. You can charge the battery of this phone using the 210W charger from 0 to 100% in about 9 minutes. But, there is no wireless charging and no reverse wireless charging solution available.
Software and Other Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer boots MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box. This phone is upgradeable to Android 13 and will get at least three years of software updates. You can download and install apps from the Google Play Store on this phone and even download major updates over OTA.
Other features available in the Redmi Note 12 Explorer are fingerprint (under display, optical), Google Assistant, Infrared Port, NFC, GPS, 24-bit/192kHz audio, Loudpseaker, USB Type-C 2.0, X-axis Motor, IR Blaster, 3000mm² Vapor Chamber, USB On-The-Go, etc.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Specifications
|DISPLAY||6.67-inches, AMOLED, 120Hz|
|Software||Android 12, MIUI 13|
|Chipset||Dimensity 1080 5G (6nm)|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G68 MC4|
|Back Camera||200MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G & 5G|
|Colors||White, Black & Blue|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Price
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Price is about $439 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Redmi Note 12 Explorer is available in White, Black & Blue colors.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer price in Canada starts at about CA$610. Details of how to buy the phone will be available in a table when the phone is available (note that prices in Canadian dollars are estimated).
Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer
|Redmi Note 12 Explorer||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$439.00|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer Release Date
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer was released in China on October 27th, 2022. Pre-orders have started and the phone is expected to begin shipping by the first week of November 2022. You can use the details in the table above to buy the device. What do you think about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer price? Let us know via the comment section below.