Xiaomi 12 and 12 Professional debut with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, Xiaomi 12X comes with SD870


After months of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi’s 12 collection is now official with three entries – Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Professional and Xiaomi 12X. The vanilla mannequin takes a extra compact method with its 6.28-inch display whereas nonetheless becoming the easiest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The 12 Professional bumps up the dimensions to six.73-inches and likewise boasts the identical SoC nevertheless it additionally provides an LTPO AMOLED show, greater battery, quicker charging and extra succesful digital camera {hardware}. The extra budget-oriented Xiaomi 12X comes with the Snapdragon 870 SoC and related measurement and specs to the Xiaomi 12.

Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12 comes with the smallest display on a Xiaomi flagship for the reason that Xiaomi Mi 8 days which is a welcome transfer for compact flagship fanatics. The Samsung-made 6.28-inch AMOLED panel helps FHD+ decision and refreshes at as much as 120Hz. There’s an under-display fingerprint scanner whereas Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus is right here to fend of scratches.



Xiaomi 12 in black, blue and pink (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 in black, blue and pink (images: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 in black, blue and pink

Xiaomi 12 brings the acquainted 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor present in a number of of the 2021 crop of flagships from main Android makers. It’s a 1/1.56” measurement sensor with 1.0µm pixels and OIS. The 2 auxiliary sensors are a 13MP ultrawide snapper and a 50mm equal 5MP tele-macro cam.


A triple camera setup with a Sony IMX766 (images: Xiaomi)
A triple camera setup with a Sony IMX766 (images: Xiaomi)

A triple digital camera setup with a Sony IMX766 most important sensor (SNOY typo by Xiaomi)

Xiaomi engineers managed to shrink the vanilla 12’s motherboard whereas nonetheless becoming an adequately sized cooling pad and all different key elements. The smaller Xiaomi 12 will get a 4,500 mAh battery with 67W wired quick charging, 50W wi-fi charging and 10W reverse wi-fi top-ups. Xiaomi 12 collection telephones will ship with the model new MIUI 13.


Xiaomi 12 back design (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 back design (images: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 again design

Xiaomi 12 collection comes black, blue and pink colours. There’s a particular inexperienced vegan leather-based model for each telephones. The entry-level Xiaomi 12 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is available in at CNY 3,699 ($580). There’s a halfway 8/256GB mannequin priced at CNY 3,999 ($628) whereas the 12/256GB trim is CNY 4,399 ($690). Xiaomi 12 collection might be obtainable from December 31 in China. Worldwide pricing and availability might be detailed at a later date.

Xiaomi 12 Professional

The Professional mannequin’s 6.73-inch panel comes with 1440p decision and makes use of an LTPO 2.0 backplane which permits for variable refresh charges of 1-120Hz relying on the duty at hand. Xiaomi 12 Professional additionally comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and Gorilla Glass Victus safety. Each Xiaomi 12 telephones output 12-bit colours and may crank out as much as 1,500 nits of brightness.


6.73-inch 1440p LTPO AMOLED with stereo speakers (images: Xiaomi)
6.73-inch 1440p LTPO AMOLED with stereo speakers (images: Xiaomi)

6.73-inch 1440p LTPO AMOLED with stereo audio system

Xiaomi 12 Professional brings three 50MP cameras with a Sony IMX707 sensor for the primary shooter. It’s 1/1.28” in measurement and helps pixel-binning with one large 2.44µm pixels and OIS. The second 50MP sensor is a portrait lens whereas the third one brings an ultrawide module.


Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with three 50MP cameras (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with three 50MP cameras (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with three 50MP cameras (images: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 Professional comes with three 50MP cameras

CyberFocus is Xiaomi’s self-developed quick auto-focus tech which manages to maintain a lock on topics’ faces and different background parts. Xiaomi can be boasting a brand new evening mode algorithm that ought to seize extra gentle in dimly lit areas whereas protecting noise ranges in examine.

There’s a 4,600 mAh battery break up into two cells that cost at 120W through cable and as much as 50W wirelessly. Xiaomi additionally added its personal in-house Surge P1 charging chip to assist deal with energy administration.


120W wired charging and Xiaomi self-developed P1 charging chip (images: Xiaomi)
120W wired charging and Xiaomi self-developed P1 charging chip (images: Xiaomi)

120W wired charging and Xiaomi self-developed P1 charging chip

Xiaomi 12 Professional begins at an 8/128GB trim which retails for CNY 4,699 ($738), the 8/256GB mannequin is CNY 4,999($785) and the highest spec’d 12/256GB mannequin is CNY 5,399 ($848). Xiaomi 12 collection might be obtainable from December 31 in China. Worldwide pricing and availability might be detailed at a later date.


Xiaomi 12 Pro in its four colors (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro in its four colors (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro in its four colors (images: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro in its four colors (images: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 Professional in its 4 colours

Xiaomi 12X

Xiaomi 12X is the third member of the Xiaomi 12 collection. It’s a barely much less succesful model of the vanilla Xiaomi 12 with the identical 6.28-inch 120Hz AMOLED show, 50MP triple digital camera setup and 4,500 mAh battery with 67W charging. The important thing distinction comes within the chipset division the place the 12X goes with the Snapdragon 870 as a substitute of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. There’s no wi-fi charging nor reverse wi-fi charging right here.


Xiaomi 12X key specs (image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12X key specs

Xiaomi 12 X additionally is available in the identical black, blue and pink colours as its siblings. It begins at CNY 3,199($502) for the 8/128GB trim and maxes out at CNY 3,799($596) for the model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The telephone might be obtainable in on December 31 in China. Worldwide pricing and availability might be detailed at a later date.

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