Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s latest generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset worldwide. Both phones are similar in design, but the Pro model benefits from more advanced camera and display features. Naturally, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is heavier at 205 grams; however, it retains the same 8.16mm thickness – the same as the Xiaomi 12. The company has also launched a toned down Xiaomi 12X which comes with a Snapdragon 870 SoC which powers several other “affordable” flagships such as the OnePlus 9R 5G. India-specific availability details of the three smartphones remain unclear.
Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X price
The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in two variants, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage – and the “recommended retail price” starts from $999 (around Rs 76,300) . The Xiaomi 12 gets three variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage and the starting price is set at $749 (around Rs 57 200). The attenuated Xiaomi 12X comes in two variants, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and its price starts at $649 (Rs 49,600).
Specifications Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X
The Xiaomi 12 and 12X sport a 6.28-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display, while the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED display. The refresh rate on all three smartphones maxes out at 120Hz, and the screens get Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Brightness on Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X peaks at 1100 nits, and Xiaomi 12 Pro offers a peak brightness of 1500 nits. For viewing content, the devices benefit from Dolby Vision support to deliver deep contrast and vivid colors.
As mentioned, the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro are powered by Qualcomm chipsets paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Both the standard and 12X models feature a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging. The Xiaomi 12 also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. On the other hand , the Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery with 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging.
The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X come with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, and a 5-megapixel tele-macro. The standard Xiaomi 12 offers advanced video features such as Xiaomi ProFocus and 8K recording at 24 fps. The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with three 50-megapixel shooters; However, all three devices feature a 32-megapixel selfie camera with support for Full HD video recording.
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The Xiaomi 12 series speakers are tuned by Harman Kardon with Dolby Atmos support for a more immersive sound experience. As expected, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has more to offer with quad speakers, while the other models get balanced dual speakers. Xiaomi 12 series connectivity options include USB-C port for charging, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6e (not on Xiaomi 12X). Customers can choose between gray, purple and blue colors. Finally, the phones come with MIUI 13 out of the box based on Android 12.
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