Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S price in Kenya is KES 35,500 shillings. It was launched in March 2023. It is running on the Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm) processor with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The phone has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of internal storage which is expandable using microSDXC. The 12S has 6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels IPS display with a pixel density of 409 ppi. Coming to cameras, it has a 108 MP rear camera.

It has a USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Redmi Note as well, along with a magnetic field sensor (compass), gyroscope sensor, and accelerometer sensor. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth too. This Redmi runs on Android 13, which is powered by a 5000 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S Specs and Price in Kenya

Price in Kenya
35,500 shillings
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S.
2023, March 06
Released 2023, April 26
Operating System
Android 13, MIUI 14
Mediatek MT6781 Helio G96 (12 nm)
CPU Speed
Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Mali-G57 MC2
64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Card Slot
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera
108 MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera
16 MP
Sim Card
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
176 g (6.21 oz)
159.9 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm (6.30 x 2.91 x 0.32 in)
Screen Resolution
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Display Type
AMOLED, 90Hz, 700 nits (HBM), 1000 nits (peak)
Display Size
6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack
5.2, A2DP, LE
Yes (market/region dependent)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band
USB Type-C 2.0
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, 33W wired.
Onyx Black, Ice Blue, Pearl Green

Display – AMOLED, 90Hz

The Xiaomi 12S is an amazing smartphone that packs a punch in terms of features and performance. Let’s start with the design. It boasts a sleek and modern look, with a slim profile and a stunning display. Coming in the colours Gray, White, Purple and Green, the phone is crafted with premium materials, giving it a premium feel in your hands. The Xiaomi 12S features a large and vibrant AMOLED, 68B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1100 nits display with a high-resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~419 ppi density). This means you’ll get sharp and vivid visuals, whether you’re browsing the web, watching videos, or playing games. The colors are rich, and the contrast is excellent, providing an immersive viewing experience. 


The Xiaomi 12S is powered by a powerful processor Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm). This ensures smooth multitasking and snappy performance, even when running demanding apps and games. You won’t have to worry about lag or slowdowns with this device. Other notable features of the Xiaomi 12S include a fingerprint scanner under display, optical, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum for secure unlocking, ample storage space available in 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM for all your apps and files, and support for 5G connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, ensuring fast internet speeds wherever you go. 

When it comes to software, the Xiaomi 12S runs on the latest version of MIUI 13 and and OS is Android 12. It offers a clean and user-friendly interface, with a variety of customization options. You can personalize your phone to suit your preferences and make it truly yours. 


One of the standout features of the Xiaomi 12S is its camera system. It boasts a high-resolution main camera 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS that captures stunning photos with great detail and clarity. The phone also has additional lenses, such as an ultra-wide-angle lens of 13 MP, f/2.4, 15mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm and a telephoto lens,5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto macro), AF allowing you to capture a variety of perspectives and get closer to your subjects. The camera also performs well in low-light conditions, thanks to its advanced night mode. 


In terms of battery life, the Xiaomi 12S has a decent-sized battery of Li-Po 4500 mAh, that can easily last you through a full day of use. Plus, it supports fast charging, 67W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 42 min,50W wireless, 100% in 57 min (so you can quickly top up your battery when needed. 

Other notable features of the Xiaomi 12S include a fingerprint scanner for secure unlocking, ample storage space for all your apps and files, and support for 5G connectivity, ensuring fast internet speeds wherever you go. 

Verdict & Recommendation

The Xiaomi 12S is a fantastic smartphone that offers a great combination of design, performance, and features. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, a gamer, or simply looking for a reliable and stylish device, the Xiaomi 12S won’t disappoint. It’s definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a new phone. 

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