Xiaomi drops the trio with Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X the details

Today’s Xiaomi event officially unveiled three new Android smartphones, exactly as expected in the previous weeks: it is Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, And Xiaomi 12X, high-end and medium-high-end devices with different sizes (the first and third more compact, much less the second) and with captivating specifications. Let’s find out all the details and prices released by the Chinese house.

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro official: here are technical specifications and features

Xiaomi 12 is the most compact of the new pair of high-end smartphones with its 6.28 inches Full-HD + (2400 x 1800 pixels), while the Pro model is designed for those with the largest pockets (in every sense) with its 6.73 inches 2K (3200 x 1440 pixels): in both cases, we have a screen Samsung AMOLED at 120 Hz (LTPO 2.0 with variable refresh from 1 to 120 Hz for the Pro) with integrated fingerprint sensor and Gorilla Glass Victus.

The heart of Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro is the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, accompanied by 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory depending on the version. According to the Chinese manufacturer, it brings improvements of 30% in terms of graphics and 25% in terms of energy efficiency.

 

The other differences between the two models, size and a screen diagonal aside, can be found in the photographic sector: Xiaomi 12 offers a Sony IMX766 50 MP main sensor (1 / 1.56 ″ and 2.0 μm pixels with OIS), a 13 MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 5 MP tele-macro sensor.

Xiaomi 12 Pro has three 50 MP sensors: the main one is a Sony IMX707 (1 / 1.28 ″ and 2.44 μm pixels) and is flanked by two JN1 sensors, one ultra-wide angle (115 °) and one 2x tele. All three can count on Night Mode, with an algorithm designed to give the best in low-light shots.

Different, both in capacity and in charging technology, the batteries: Xiaomi 12 offers 4500 mAh with 67 W wired fast charging, 50 W wireless and 10 W reverse wireless, Xiaomi 12 reaches up to 4600 mAh (single-cell) with fast charging wired 120W and wireless 50W.

Let’s put some order and recap the technical specifications of the two new Android smartphones.

Xiaomi data sheet 12

  • 6.28-inch Full-HD + 120Hz AMOLED TruColor display with 1100 nits of brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core 4nm SoC (Cortex-X2 at 3.0 GHz, 3 Cortex-A710 at 2.5 GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 at 1.8 GHz)
  • 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory
  • triple rear camera with 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor, 13MP ultra-wide angle, and 5MP tele-macro
  • 32MP front camera
  • 5G dual SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, USB Type-C port
  • 4500mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless fast charging
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • dimensions: 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm, weight of 180 g

Xiaomi 12 Pro datasheet

  • 6.73 inch 2K 120Hz AMOLED LTPO display with 1500 nits of brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core 4nm SoC (Cortex-X2 at 3.0 GHz, 3 Cortex-A710 at 2.5 GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 at 1.8 GHz)
  • 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory
  • triple rear camera with 50MP Sony IMX707 main sensor, 50MP ultra-wide angle, and 2x 50MP telephoto
  • 32MP front camera
  • 5G dual SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, USB Type-C port
  • 4600mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • dimensions: 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16 mm, weight of 205 g

Xiaomi 12X also arrives with Snapdragon 870

As anticipated, the Chinese house also presented Xiaomi 12X, a slightly lower-end smartphone. The dimensions (and many of the technical characteristics) remain the same as Xiaomi 12 thanks to the 6.28-inch AMOLED display (always with 120 Hz), but the heart changes: in fact, the SoC takes place onboard Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, flanked by 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal UFS 3.1 memory.

Xiaomi 12X datasheet

  • 6.28-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 pixels) at 120 Hz with 1100 nits of brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core 7nm SoC
  • 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory
  • triple rear camera with 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor, 13MP ultra-wide angle, and 5MP macro
  • 32MP front camera
  • 5G dual SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, USB Type-C port
  • 4500mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging
  • MIUI 13 based on Android 12
  • dimensions: 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm, weight of 176 g

Prices and release of Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X

Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X were presented in China and will be available for purchase during January 2022 at the following prices:

  • Xiaomi 12:
    • 8-128 GB for 3699 yuan (about 513 euros)
    • 8-256 GB for 3999 yuan (about 555 euros)
    • 12-256 GB for 4399 yuan (about 611 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro:
    • 8-128 GB for 4699 yuan (about 652 euros)
    • 8-256 GB for 4999 yuan (about 694 euros)
    • 12-256 GB for 5399 yuan (about 749 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12X:
    • 8-128 GB for 3199 yuan (about 444 euros)
    • 8-256 GB for 3499 yuan (about 486 euros)
    • 12-256 GB for 3799 yuan (about 527 euros)

Smartphones should also arrive in Europe over the next few months, obviously at slightly higher prices than those designed for the Chinese market. Which of the three are you waiting for the most?

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