Xiaomi 12 Series Debuts With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 50MP Camera

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Xiaomi finally unveiled their new Xiaomi 12 lineup along with a new update to MIUI, a new smartwatch, new headphones, and more at its launch event. The new Xiaomi 12 lineup consists of Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X. Adding to this, the Xiaomi 12 and 12Pro is equipped with the very best Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. However, the Xiaomi 12X is powered by Snapdragon 870 chip. Here’s what Xiaomi 12 Series: Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X bring to the table.

Design and Display

Talking about the design, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X are rocking a new design, especially at the back. Since they have preferred to go with a cleaner design with the camera placed vertically. Similarly, at the front, there is only a little change where the front punch-hole cut-out is shifted to the top middle instead of its left positioning seen in the last year’s Xiaomi Mi 11.

Xiaomi 12 Series Debuts With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 50MP Camera 1

Talking about the display, the Xiaomi 12 and 12X features a 6.28-inch AMOLED panel with a center-punch-hole display. Adding to this, Xiaomi 12 gets a Full-HD+ resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. Similarly, the 12 Pro will feature a flagship Samsung E5 AMOLED LTPO display. Also, there is a slight increment in screen size as well. Since the Xiaomi 12 Pro gets a 6.73-inch display screen with 2k(1440 x 3200 pixels) resolution. Likewise, Xiaomi 12, the 12 Pro also gets a 120Hz refresh rate.

Camera

As mentioned earlier, the phone comes with a vertical camera module featuring a triple camera system. The Xiaomi 12 and 12X features a Sony IMX 766 sensor that is found in several of the 2021 flagships phones from major Android makers. Hence, Xiaomi 12 and 12X flaunts a 50MP primary lens, 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telephoto camera. Similarly, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is rocking a Sony IMX707 sensor for the main shooter. Adding to this, the Pro model will have a 50MP primary, telephoto lens, and ultra-wide sensor. Coming to the front camera, all three models are equipped with a 32MP front camera.

Xiaomi 12 series Camera

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC whereas the Xiaomi 12X is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC. All three models are paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The Xiaomi 12 Pro gets a 4,600mAh battery with a 120W fast charging support, while the Mi 12 and 12X get a 4,500mAh battery limited to 67W fast charging technology.

The 12 and 12 Pro features a 50W fast wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging support. However, Xiaomi 12X does lack this feature. Moving ahead, the series will be tuned with Harmon Kardon speakers. The Xiaomi 12 and 12X will have a stereo-speaker setup whereas the Pro model gets a quad-speaker setup. Interestingly, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is powered by Xiaomi’s in-house Surge P1 chip, which is believed to be useful for power management.

Out of the box, the Xiaomi 12 series will run on MIUI 12.5 that is based on Android 11.

Xiaomi 12 Series: Specifications

Xiaomi 12 Series Color
 Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 ProXiaomi 12X
Display6.28-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
120Hz refresh rate
Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage
12bit color depth
1100nits brightness
16,000 automatic brightness levels
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
6.73-inch AMOLED LTPO (Samsung E5)
QHD+ (3200 x 1440)
120Hz refresh rate
480Hz touch sampling rate
100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage
Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support
1500nits brightness
10bit color depth
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
6.28-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
120Hz refresh rate
HDR10+ support
100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage
12bit color depth
1100nits brightness
16,000 automatic brightness levels
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
SoCSnapdragon 8 Gen 11x ARM Cortex-X2 @ 3.0GHz3x ARM Cortex-A710 @ 2.50GHz4x ARM Cortex-A510 @ 1.80GHzAdreno 730 GPU4nm processSnapdragon 8 Gen 11x ARM Cortex-X2 @ 3.0GHz3x ARM Cortex-A710 @ 2.50GHz4x ARM Cortex-A510 @ 1.80GHzAdreno 730 GPU4nm processQualcomm Snapdragon 8701x ARM Cortex-A77 @ 3.2GHz3x ARM Cortex-A77 @ 2.4GHz4x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz Adreno 650 GPU
RAM 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 8GB/12GB LPDDR58GB/12GB LPDDR5 
Storage128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
Rear CameraPrimary: 50MP IMX766 main camera, OIS
Secondary: 13MP ultrawide camera
Tertiary: Macro sensor
Primary: 50MP IMX707 main camera, OIS
Secondary: 50MP ultrawide camera
Tertiary: 50MP telephoto
Primary: 50MP IMX766 main camera, OIS
Secondary: 13MP ultrawide camera
Tertiary: Macro sensor
Front Camera32MP32MP32MP
Battery4,500mAh battery
67W fast wired charging
50W fast wireless charging
10W reverse wireless charging
4,600mAh battery
Surge P1 charging chip
120W fast wired charging
50W fast wireless charging
10W reverse wireless charging
4,500mAh battery
67W fast wired charging
Other features5G NR
NFC
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type C
Dolby Atmos support
Stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
5G NR
NFC
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type C
Four-unit stereo speakers (2x woofers and 2x tweeters)
Dolby Atmos support
5G NR
NFC
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2USB Type C
Dolby Atmos support
Stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
Weight180g205g176g
SoftwareAndroid 11 with MIUI 12.5Android 11 with MIUI 12.5Android 11 with MIUI 12.5

Xiaomi 12 Series Price and Availability 

Xiaomi is yet to make the announcement of its Xiaomi 12 lineup global release. However, based on the China release, the available color options for Xiaomi 12 series are black, purple, blue, and green. The expected price of the Xiaomi 12 series is listed below.

ModelVariantPrice in ChinaPrice in Nepal (Expected)
Xiaomi 12X8GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
12GB + 256GB
CNY 3,199
CNY 3,499
CNY 3,799
NPR. 65,000
NPR. 70,000
NPR. 75,000
Xiaomi 128GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
12GB + 256GB
CNY 3,699
CNY 3,999
CNY 4,399
NPR. 75,000
NPR. 80,000
NPR. 85,000
Xiaomi 12 Pro8GB + 128GB
8GB + 256GB
12GB + 256GB
CNY 4,699
CNY 4,999
CNY 5,399
NPR. 95,000
NPR. 1,05,000
NPR. 1,15,000

Therefore, this concludes our expected price of the Xiaomi 12 lineup along with its specifications and features.

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