Launch of the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, 12X; check price, availability, specifications

We knew pretty much everything about the Xiaomi 12 series devices from the leaks and renders, but now the devices are finally official. After the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, Xiaomi was one of the first companies to announce that their flagship Xiaomi 12 devices would be powered by the chip.

Xiaomi has launched three phones as part of the series – the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X. As of now, all the devices have been launched in China and there is no official word on when the devices will arrive in other countries.

Xiaomi 12 Series Specifications

The base Xiaomi 12 model has a 6.28 inch screen while the 12 Pro has a 6.73 inch screen. The former has 1080p resolution and the Pro gets 2K. Both devices support refresh rates of 120Hz. The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are both powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and up to 12GB of RAM.

On the battery side, the Xiaomi 12 has a 4,500 mAh battery and the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 4,600 mAh battery. The Xiaomi 12 benefits from a 67W wired charging stand while the 12 Pro brings, the company’s fastest to date, the 120W wired charging stand.

Both devices are running MIUI 13 based on Android 12, in all likelihood.

For cameras, the Xiaomi 12 has a 50MP IMX766 main fire sensor, 13MP ultra-wide lens, and 50MP telemacro lens. The Xiaomi 12 Pro gets three 50MP lenses – a 50MP with an IMX707 main fire sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide, and a 50MP telephoto lens.

The Xiaomi 12X is offered as the cheaper alternative to these other two devices and although it is the same size as the Xiaomi 12, the company has recalled some of the other specifications.

The Xiaomi 12X is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset instead of the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and it does not support wireless charging. Besides these two features, the Xiaomi 12X still charges at 67W and has the same 50MP camera setup on the back as the Xiaomi 12.

Xiaomi 12 series price and availability

The Xiaomi 12 is priced at CNY 3,699 (approx. Rs 43,380) for 8 GB / 128 GB and goes up to CNY 4,399 (approx. Rs 51,589) for 12 GB / 256 GB.

Prices for the Xiaomi 12 Pro start from CNY 4,699 (around Rs 55,107) for the base model and from CNY 5,399 (around Rs 63,316) for the high-end model.

The Xiaomi 12X is priced at CNY 3,199 (around Rs 37,516).

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Richard L. Militello