Although Xiaomi had just launched the Redmi Note 11 series globally in February this year, it seems that the company is already prepping itself up for the launch of the Redmi Note 12 series.
The news comes from Redmi CEO, Lu Weibing himself via Weibo. In the Weibo post, Lu had posted a teaser photo that hinted at the company announcement for a Redmi Note 12 series launch series in the country soon promising that the Redmi Note 12 series will offer a significant performance jump over the Redmi Note 11 series.
In the Weibo announcement post, Lu also mentions that since 2021, the Redmi brand has decided to launch two Redmi Note series phones a year, starting with the Redmi Note 10 series which was launched in China in H1 2021 and the Redmi Note 11 series which was launched in China in H2 2021. Lu reiterates that the company launched the Redmi Note 10 “performance powerhouse” series earlier in the year to cater to the audience that values device speed above all else, whereas the more “fashionable and camera-focused” Redmi Note 11 series was launched later in the year.
The CEO reiterates that the Redmi brand is looking to employ the same strategy of launching 2 series of Redmi Note devices in a year going forward, and that means we are going to see a “performance-focused” Redmi Note 12 series launch in H1 2022 and a “fashionable” Redmi Note 13 series launch in H2 2022.
At the end of the post Redmi CEO, Lu replies to its dedicated Xiaomi fans that Redmi had received feedback from its fans and users that the Redmi naming scheme had gotten confusing with the brand’s launch marketing strategy. Thus, the Redmi brand is currently open to any suggestions from fans and netizens alike to name its next “Redmi Note” series.
As of current, the suggestions for the name of the next Redmi Note series from Chinese netizens include “Redmi Note 12”, “Redmi Note 11T”, “Redmi Note 12X”, and “Redmi Note 12T”.
Which name will Xiaomi and Redmi reserve for its next Redmi Note series, is to be announced soon as the company is scheduled to announce this new Redmi Note series of phones in May or June of 2022.