Xiaomi has just officially launched Xiaomi 12 Series with two high-end devices, Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro and a mid-range device, Xiaomi 12X. Both high-end devices use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and are equipped with OLED screens that DisplayMate scores A+.
The Xiaomi 12 has a 6.28-inch screen while the 12 Pro is a bit larger with a 6.73-inch screen. During the event, Xiaomi also mentioned the existence of another model, the 12X with a slightly cheaper price, using the Snapdragon 870 chip, but did not share the specific time of the release.
Xiaomi 12 Series will be sold globally, but currently Xiaomi has only provided information about configuration, price and release time for the Chinese market. In China, Xiaomi 12 will be available in three versions: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage (priced at CNY 3,699), 8GB + 256GB (CNY 3,999) and 12GB + 256GB (CNY 4,399).
With Xiaomi 12 Pro, it will hit the shelves in China with configurations: 8GB + 128GB (CNY 4,699), 8GB + 256GB (4,999 CNY) and 12GB + 256GB (5,399 CNY). As mentioned, Xiaomi 12X will use Snapdragon 870 chip and will cost from 3,199 CNY.
All three Xiaomi 12 Series models will be available in China from December 31.
The above configurations may remain the same but may also change in other markets.
According to Xiaomi, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip helps the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro duo increase graphics rendering performance by 30% and power efficiency by 25%. The new chip also brings improvements in artificial intelligence to Xiaomi’s high-end smartphones.
In terms of RAM, these smartphones use LPDDR5 RAM with file transfer speeds of up to 6400 Mbps. Storage performance is also improved with speeds reaching 1450 MB per second thanks to the UFS 3.1 standard.
In terms of camera hardware, Xiaomi 12 is equipped with a Sony IMX766 main camera sensor with a sensor size of 1/1.56″, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP telephoto camera.
Xiaomi 12 Pro has a modern camera cluster, each camera is 50MP. The main camera uses a very large 1/1.28″ Sony IMX707 sensor using a 4-in-1 pixel size of 2.44μm.This advanced camera system improves light capture by 49% compared to the world Improved light capture combined with Xiaomi’s Night Mode algorithm helps Xiaomi 12 Pro excel in low-light situations and produce better photos.
The Xiaomi 12 has a 4,500mAh battery while the 12 Pro has a 4,600mAh battery. These batteries can be charged at a maximum capacity of 100W for much faster charging speeds. The single-cell design also helps increase battery capacity, although the device’s size is still compact.