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Xiaomi 12X, 12, and 12 Pro Officially Launched: Everything You Need to Know

Xiaomi 12X
Xiaomi 12X (leather back)


The Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12 Pro smartphones have been officially launched today in China, just as the firm promised. The trio will spearhead the market into the new year, and we couldn't but suspect that Xiaomi is counting on their sales for most of their revenue in Q1 2022, although some other devices will suffice along the way.

The least of the three smartphones is the Xiaomi 12X, and that is because it is packing a Snapdragon 870 chipset, which in itself is still a flagship chipset, but it is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro boasts of. As a matter of fact, the trio looked identical and you'll have to take a closer look to identify each of them.

On the bright side, the Xiaomi 12X and 12 are similar, not only in design but in specs too. We can go as far as to say that they are almost the same device. Their specs are the same for the most part - the only difference between the two are their chipsets and their charging capabilities. The "Pro" model stay aloft and is the cherry at the top of the cake.

While they all have AMOLED screens and triple rear cameras, the Xiaomi 12 Pro have the largest brightest display and the highest number of megapixels. It housed three 50MP rear-facing cameras, while the other two only have a single 50MP camera among their trio rear cameras. However, their front selfie cameras are the same. Notably, they can record videos in 8K resolution.

Other specs the three smartphones shared are in-display fingerprint sensors, IR sensors for remote control, Harman Kardon-tuned dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, and 5G connectivity. These boots the new MIUI 13 out-of-the-box, although it is tied to Android 11 and not Android 12 as expected. None of the phones have 3.5mm audio jack.

Xiaomi 12X Specifications

  • Display: 6.28-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 1.07 billions color, up to 1100 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 7nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP (Sony IMX766), f/1.88 aperture, OIS, LED flash; 13MP ultra-wide angle (123°) camera with f/2.4 aperture; 5MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, Hi-Res audio, Harman Kardon certified dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, MIUI 13
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5)/GLONASS, USB Type-C, IR sensor
  • Dimensions: 152.7×69.9×8.16mm
  • Weight: 176 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 67W fast wired charging

Xiaomi 12 with leather back

Xiaomi 12 Specifications

  • Display: 6.28-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 1.07 billions color, up to 1100 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno (Next Gen)
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP (Sony IMX766), f/1.88 aperture, OIS, LED flash; 13MP ultra-wide angle (123°) camera with f/2.4 aperture; 5MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, Hi-Res audio, Harman Kardon certified dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, MIUI 13
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5)/GLONASS, USB Type-C, IR sensor
  • Dimensions: 152.7×69.9×8.16mm
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 67W fast wired charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging

Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.73-inch 2K (3200x1440) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate (variable), 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 12-bit colors, Dolby Vision, 1.07 billions color, up to 1500 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno (Next Gen)
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP (Sony IMX707), f/1.9 aperture, OIS, LED flash; 50MP (Samsung JN1) ultra-wide angle (115°) camera with f/2.2 aperture; 50MP portrait camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, Hi-Res audio, Harman Kardon certified dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, MIUI 13
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5)/GLONASS, USB Type-C, IR sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.6×74.6×8.16mm
  • Weight: 205 grams
  • Battery: 4,600mAh, 120W fast wired charging, 50W fast wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging

Pricing

Xiaomi 12X 8GB/128GB -> CN¥3199 (US$502)
Xiaomi 12X 8GB/256GB -> CN¥3499 (US$549)
Xiaomi 12X 12GB/256GB -> CN¥3799 (US$596)
Xiaomi 12 8GB/128GB -> CN¥3699 (US$580)
Xiaomi 12 8GB/256GB -> CN¥3999 (US$627)
Xiaomi 12 12GB/256GB -> CN¥4399 (US$690)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 8GB/128GB -> CN¥4699 (US$737)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 8GB/256GB -> CN¥4999 (US$785)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 12GB/256GB -> CN¥5399 (US$847)

The smartphones come in three different colors, Black, Blue, and Purple. They can be pre-order from today in China, while sales will begin on December 31st.




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