It’s the age of 5G connectivity. However, there are many areas and regions of the world that do not have access to this technology, and there is no concrete date when this might happen. That’s because 5G is an expensive communications technology and mobile operators will have to make huge investments and replace 4G base stations. Agree that not all mobile operators will do this quickly. In this regard, 4G smartphones are still in demand. That’s why Huawei is still alive. In addition, there are some brands that are releasing 4G versions of their popular models. For example, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G in Indonesia. The latter is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G CPU (the 5G version of the Chinese version is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080).
The Snapdragon 732G is said to be an improved model of the Snapdragon 730G, which is built using Samsung’s 8nm LPP technology. The new 8nm technology can reduce chip size by 10% while improving chip power efficiency by 10% compared to the 10nm process.
Six small Kryo 470 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and two Kryo 470 cores clocked at 2.3GHz make up the Snapdragon 732G CPU component. Though it still uses the Adreno 618 graphics card, the GPU component now performs 15% better than the Adreno 618 from the previous version.
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The Snapdragon 732G supports Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 and offers a peak download speed of 800Mbps (three-carrier aggregation) and a peak upload speed of 150Mbps (dual-carrier aggregation).
Besides the mid-range chip we were talking about above, the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also, the primary rear camera has 108 million pixels and is capable of recording 4K video. The 5000mAh battery supports 67W wired flash charging. And finally, the phone retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The price of this brand new device is not yet known. But it will hit the stores in May.