Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus is the lowest priced 200MP camera phone yet!

An image of the Redmi Note 12 Pro
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi has just launched no less than four new Redmi phones: the 200MP Note 12 Pro Plus, the 50MP Note 12 Pro, the 48MP Note 12 5G and the 50MP Note 12. All are relatively affordable when compared to top-end handsets like the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, but they pack competitive imaging hardware – especially the top two Note 12s – the 12 Pro Plus and 12 Pro.

Starting with the Note 12 Pro Plus, this £449 (roughly $550 / AU$820) phone is the lowest-cost handset to ship with a 200MP camera sensor to date. This may be the same resolution as Xiaomi’s 200MP 12T Pro, or Motorola’s Edge 30 Ultra, but the new Redmi phone doesn’t sport the exact same camera sensor. Instead of the large 1/1.22-inch 200MP sensor we’ve seen in the past, the more affordable Note 12 Pro Plus introduces a smaller 1/1.4-inch sensor, resulting in 0.56-micron pixels. Still respectable for the price, especially considering the lens features optical image stabilization (OIS), it will be interesting to see how this fresh sensor stacks up.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.