Xiaomi’s flagship gadgets are updated on a regular basis. It’s the Xiaomi 12X, 12, and 12 Pro for the end of 2021.

There is no “Mi” in these names since the firm eliminated the Mi branding when the Mix 4 was launched. Subsequent devices, notably the Xiaomi 12 series, are following suit. Xiaomi unveiled these flagship devices in China at the end of December, with an international launch expected in the first quarter of 2022. (at or in tandem with MWC 2022).

Everything you need to know is right here.

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PICTURED: STANDARD XIAOMI 12

Xiaomi 12: When will it be released and how much will it cost?


The deadline is December 28, 2021. China launch confirmed: 30 December 2021 on-sale date in China; worldwide launch confirmed: 28 February 2022 – so at MWC?
Three models are available: Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12 Pro are all Xiaomi products.
Pricing in China ranges from $3,199 to $4,699 (international equivalents not set)
There are three devices in the Xiaomi 12 series: the 12X, 12, and 12 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 engine, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and 5G capability are all included in the 12 and 12 Pro. The Xiaomi 12 series is currently only available in mainland China, with prices beginning at $3,199 for the 12X, $3,699 for the 12, and $4,699 for the 12 Pro.

Pre-orders start on 30 December 2021. Colour options include black, purple, blue, and green.

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Capacity and pricing:
– 8GB and 128GB: ¥3,199
– 8GB and 256GB: ¥3,499
– 12GB and 256GB : ¥3,799
Capacity and pricing:
– 8GB and 128GB: ¥3,699
– 8GB and 256GB: ¥3,999
– 12GB and 256GB: ¥4,399
Capacity and pricing:
– 8GB and 128GB: ¥4,699
– 8GB and 256GB: ¥4,999
– 8GB and 512GB: ¥5,399

The international launch date is set for February 28, 2022. Given the nature of foreign commerce, shipping, and taxes, equivalent international pricing will not convert as inexpensively as above. The previous Mi 11 had a starting price of roughly £/€799, up to £/€1,199 for the top-end Ultra. The Xiaomi 12 series is expected to be similar.

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Xiaomi 12: Display

  • 6.73-inch AMOLED LPTO QHD+ panel for 12 Pro
  • 6.28-inch AMOLED LPTO FHD+ panel for 12X and 12
  • 100% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut coverage for all three
  • 120Hz refresh rate for all three
  • 12 Pro packs Dolby Vision and Goodix’s In-display Light Sensor

The new lineup succeeds the last year’s Mi 11 series and is designed to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S22 and OnePlus 10 ranges.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the most feature-specc’d of the trio, offering a 6.78-inch AMOLED LTPO QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, and Dolby Vision support. It also sports Goodix’s In-display Light Sensor for automatically adjusting the display colour temperature.

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Dimensions and weight:
– 176g
Dimensions and weight:
– 180g
Dimensions and weight:
– 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16mm
– 205g
Display:
– 6.28-inch AMOLED
– FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
– 120Hz refresh rate
– HDR10+
– 100% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut coverage
– 12-bit colour depth
– 1100 nits brightness
– 16,000 automatic brightness levels
– Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Display:
– 6.28-inch AMOLED
– FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
– 120Hz refresh rate
– Dolby Vision and HDR10+
– 100% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut coverage
– 12-bit colour depth
– 1100 nits brightness
– 16,000 automatic brightness levels
– Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Display:
– 6.73-inch AMOLED LTPO
– QHD+ (3200 x 1440)
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 480Hz touch sampling rate
– 100% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut coverage
– Dolby Vision and HDR10+
– 1500 nits brightness
– 10-bit colour depth
– Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

The Xiaomi 12 is the middle of the pack, maintaining key features of the Pro model but in a smaller frame and with a different screen. It sports a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision support. The regular Xiaomi 12 is just like its brother, having the same screen.

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Xiaomi 12: Hardware

  • 8GB/12GB for all three
  • 4500mAh battery capacity for 12X and 12, 4,600mAh for 12 Pro
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for 12 and 12 Pro
  • 50W fast wireless charging for all three
  • 120W fast wired charging for 12 Pro

The phones bring numerous upgrades over their predecessors, including a faster SoC, better displays, faster charging, and improved cameras.

The standard Xiaomi 12 has a 4,500mAh battery that can be charged at 67W over USB-C or 50W using Xiaomi’s wireless charger. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256G UFS 3.1 flash storage. Meanwhile, the 12 Pro has the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and storage specs, but the battery capacity is upgraded to 4,600mAh with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging.

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SoC:
– Snapdragon 8701x ARM Cortex
A77 at 3.2GHz3x ARM Cortex-A77 at 2.4GHz4x ARM Cortex-A55 at 1.8GHz- Adreno 650 GPU
SoC:
– Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
1x ARM Cortex-X2 at 3.0GHz3x ARM Cortex-A710 at 2.50GHz4x ARM Cortex-A510 at 1.80GHz- Adreno 730 GPU
– 4nm process
SoC:
– Snapdragon 8 Gen 11x ARM Cortex-X2 at 3.0GHz3x ARM Cortex-A710 at 2.50GHz4x ARM Cortex-A510 at 1.80GHz- Adreno 730 GPU
– 4nm process
RAM and storage:
– 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
– 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
RAM and storage:
– 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
– 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
RAM and storage:
– 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
– 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
Battery:
– 4,500mAh battery
– 67W fast wired charging
Battery:
– 4,500mAh battery
– 67W fast wired charging
– 50W fast wireless charging
– 10W reverse wireless charging
Battery:
– 4,600mAh battery
– Surge P1 charging chip
– 120W fast wired charging
– 50W fast wireless charging
– 10W reverse wireless charging
Other features:
– 5G NR
– NFC
– Wi-Fi 6
– Bluetooth 5.2
– USB Type C
– Dolby Atmos support
– Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers
Other features:
– 5G NR
– NFC
– Wi-Fi 6
– Bluetooth 5.2
– USB Type C
– Dolby Atmos support
– Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers
Other features:
– 5G NR
– NFC
– Wi-Fi 6
– Bluetooth 5.2
– USB Type C
– Dolby Atmos support
– Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers

The Xiaomi 12X has a lower-end Snapdragon 870 processor. Interestingly, it has no wireless charging. Otherwise, it’s very similar to the standard 12.

Xiaomi 12: Cameras

  • Xiaomi 12 Pro:
    • 50-megapixel main; 50-megapixel ultrawide; 50-megapixel telephoto
  • Xiaomi 12X and 12:
    • 50-megapixel main; 13-megapixel ultrawide; Macro sensor
  • All three sport a 32-megapixel selfie camera

The Xiaomi 12 Pro features a triple camera rear setup consisting of a 50-megapixel Sony IMX707 main sensor, a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 50-megapixel telephoto lens with up to 2x optical zoom. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside a hole-punch cutout. There’s also an AI video recording feature, called CyberFocus, which can continuously track subjects when they move without losing focus.

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Rear cameras:
– 50-megapixel IMX766 main camera, OIS
– 13-megapixel ultrawide camera
– Macro sensor
Rear cameras:
– 50-megapixel IMX766 main camera, OIS
– 13-megapixel ultrawide camera
– Macro sensor
Rear cameras:
– 50-megapixel IMX707 main camera, OIS
– 50-megapixel ultrawide camera
– 50-megapixel telephoto
Front camera:
– 32-megapixel
Front camera:
– 32-megapixel
Front camera:
– 32-megapixel

The 12X and 12 have a different camera setup. They contain a 50-megapixel IMX766 main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a macro lens.

Xiaomi 12: Software

On the software front, the Xiaomi 12 series runs Android 11 with MIUI 12.5. The phones will receive the new MIUI 13 update from January 2022.

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