Redmi Note 12 5G to be the next POCO phone in India?

New Delhi: Unveiled by the Chinese smartphone maker in China last week as part of its new Redmi Note 12 series, the Redmi Note 12 5G could reportedly debut in India as a rebranded Poco smartphone. A recent report suggests that a Poco smartphone with similar specifications to the Redmi Note 12 5G may be launched in India this month.

The launch of the Redmi Note 12 series in China included the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G. However, the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition may remain exclusive to China, while the Note 12 Pro 5G and Note 12 Pro+ may debut as Xiaomi 12i and Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge in the Indian market, according to previous reports.

The Redmi Note 12 5G that debuted in China has a model number of 22101317C, which stands for M17 in short form. The new POCO device spotted on the BIS database has the same abbreviated M17 model number, suggesting that the phone may indeed be heading to India as a rebranded POCO smartphone.

The model number listed on BIS also suggests that the device may be launched in November in India, as per the report. However, Poco India is yet to make any announcement regarding the launch of a new smartphone with similar specifications to the Redmi Note 12 5G.

Redmi Note 12 5G specifications

Launched in China last week, the Redmi Note 12 5G has a 6.67-inch OLED display that supports Full HD+ resolution with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The device runs on MIUI 13 which is based on Android 12 OS. The smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. The device was launched in China with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage. The device is equipped with a side fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.

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