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Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro series

The end of the year is usually a fairly quiet time in the tech industry. This time it is a little different, because the Xiaomi 12 series smartphones have arrived to give something to talk about.

Xiaomi 12 series, the best Xiaomi phones in 2022?

We can't deny it, these new models are impressive on paper. Not only because of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor manufactured in a 4 nm technological process, but because of its design and speed.

In addition, the manufacturer has paid a lot of attention to screens, cameras and batteries , that is, to those elements that are the most important for the vast majority of users .

xiaomi series 12

What are the features and functions of the new Xiaomi 12 series?

Visually, it is quite enjoyable and at the same time without significant differences between the individual models. First of all, they differ in size, although the same Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass is slightly curved on the side edges with fingerprint readers.

Mainly (among the 3 different models) the green color variant finished with vegan leather stands out for its originality . Unfortunately, some will be disappointed that Xiaomi still does not officially support the waterproof certificate, which in its case remains reserved for the exclusive use of Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra .

It seems that this series is aimed at those looking for an efficient smartphone, without being put off by the dimensions. In fact, during the presentation, it was compared to the iPhone 13 , which will be a bit narrower.

xiaomi 12

Likewise, this series has Super AMOLED and OLED screens depending on the model between 6.28 inches at 6.73 ″, and a refresh rate of 120 Hz for all 3.

  • It also supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision .
Xiaomi 12 Xiaomi 12 Pro Xiaomi 12X
Size 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm
Weight 180 grams 205 grams 176 grams
Resistors IP68 IP68 X
Screens 6.28 ″ Full HD + 6.73 ″ Quad HD + 6.28 ″ Full HD +
Panel 12-bit OLED Super AMOLED 12-bit OLED
Update frequency 120 Hz Dynamic 120 Hz 120 Hz
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Gorilla Glass Victus Gorilla Glass Victus
Fingerprint reader Below the screen Below the screen Below the screen
Colors Black, blue, purple, green (PU) Black, blue, purple, green (PU) Black, blue, purple

Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro series What about cameras?

For its part, the main camera is triple, based mainly on the Sony IMX766 50 Mpix sensor or the IMX707 with OIS , depending on the model. In addition, users of the normal and 12X model will receive 13 Mpx ultra- wide angle lenses and 5 Mpx telemacro , while the 12 Pro version will have 50Mpx wide-angle and Macro .

  • As we can see, Xiaomi decided to invest especially in the development of this sector, we leave you a comparative table between both models.
cameras xiaomi mi 12
Xiaomi 12 Xiaomi 12 Pro Xiaomi 12X
Primary Sony IMX766 50 MP , f / 1.8, 1 / 1.56 ″, 1 µm Sony IMX707 50 MP , f / 1.9, 1 / 1.28 «, 2.4 µm Sony IMX766 50 MP , f / 1.8, 1 / 1.56 ″, 1 µm
Wide angle 13 MP, f / 2.4, 123˚ 50 MP, f / 1.9, 115˚ 13 MP, f / 2.4, 123˚
Telephoto - 50 Mpx f / 1.9 -
Macro 5 MP - 5 MP
Depth - - -
Video 8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps 8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps 8K: HDR10 / HLG 24 fps
Selfie 32 MP, 80.5 ° FOV, 1.4 μm 32 MP, 80.5 ° FOV, 1.4 μm 32 MP, 80.5 ° FOV, 1.4 μm

And it is that like other models of the Chinese giant, in the Xiaomi 12 Pro the main camera also consists of three lenses, but notably better. The leader is the Sony IMX707 (used in Huawei P40 and Mate 40), which includes wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Here, optical stabilization is available not only on the former, but also on tele, and the entire trio is characterized by resolutions of 50 Mpx.

Hardware features of the new Xiaomi 12 series

As we have anticipated in this article, this new range has the best current components in smartphones. To give you an idea and know the differences between the 3 models presented until today, we leave you this comparative table.

Xiaomi 12 Xiaomi 12 Pro Xiaomi 12X
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Snapdragon 870
4 Nm 4 Nm 7 Nm
CPU 1x Cortex-X2 3.0GHz + 3x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHz 1x Cortex-X2 3.0GHz + 3x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHz octa-core 1x Kryo 585 3.2GHz + 3x Kryo 585 2.42GHz + 4x Kryo 585 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno up to 818 MHz Adreno up to 818 MHz Adreno 650 up to 670 MHz
RAM 8/12 GB (LPDDR5) 8/12 GB (LPDDR5) 8/12 GB (LPDDR5)
ROM 64/128 GB (UFS 3.1) 128/256 GB (UFS 3.1) 128/256 GB (UFS 3.1)
Micro SD No No No
Battery 4,500 mAh 4,600 mAh 4,500 mAh
Load 67W 120W 67W
Wireless 50W 50W NO
5G band n1 / n3 / n5 / n8 / n28a / n38 / n40 /
n41 / n77 / n78 / n79
n1 / n3 / n5 / n8 / n28a / n38 / n40 /
n41 / n77 / n78 / n79
n1 / n3 / n5 / n8 / n28a / n38 / n40 /
n41 / n77 / n78
4G bands FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B26 FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B26 FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B18 / B19 / B26
Wifi Wi-Fi 6E Wi-Fi 6E Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2 5.1
Dual frequency GPS L1 + L5 L1 + L5 L1 + L5
NFC Yep Yep Yep
Stereo speaker Yep Yep Yep
Mini-Jack No No No
USB type C Yep Yep Yep
Infrared Yep Yep Yep

We also talk about a cheaper version: Xiaomi 12 X

xiaomi mi 12 pro

The Xiaomi 12X has also been presented, which turns out to be a smartphone very similar to the Xiaomi 12 in features.

The differences in the Xiaomi 12X as you can see in the table above, are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and the battery that has the same capacity, but does not support wireless charging or reverse charging . The rest of the specifications is the same as the Xiaomi 12.

If you liked the design made by the manufacturer, the good news is that it was also intact in the case of the Xiaomi 12X. And if someone doesn't care about wireless battery charging, it may be a more tempting proposition to choose this model for its lower price .

Prices and availability of the Xiaomi 12 series

So far, we are only talking about its launch in China. However, in the coming months it will surely reach the global market and we will update official prices. Next, we share the available models and their prices at the current exchange rate.

Memory Price Xiaomi 12 Price Xiaomi 12 Pro Price Xiaomi 12X
8/128 GB 3,699 yuan (€ 512) 4,699 yuan (€ 651) 3,199 yuan (€ 443)
8/256 GB 3,999 yuan (€ 554) 4,999 yuan (€ 692) 3,499 yuan (€ 485)
12/256 GB 4,399 yuan (€ 609) 5,399 yuan (€ 748) 3,799 yuan (€ 526)
xiaomi 12 series camera


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