Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X With Triple Rear Cameras Now Official; MIUI 13 Debuts – Gadgets 360
Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X were launched at a press event in China on Tuesday, December 28. The Xiaomi 12 series comes with features including a hole-punch display design protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, triple rear cameras, and 5G connectivity. Alongside the Xiaomi 12 series, the Chinese company unveiled MIUI 13 as its latest custom ROM for smartphones and tablets. The new MIUI version is claimed to deliver a better user experience over MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Version. MIUI 13 brings face verification protection, privacy watermarking, and electronic fraud protection as three new privacy-focussed features for users. It also includes support for widgets that bring an iOS 15-like experience. Xiaomi also announced MIUI as their custom skin for smartwatches, smart home devices, and televisions that will be available next year.
Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X price, availability
Xiaomi 12 price has been set at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 43,400) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone also comes in an 8GB + 256GB model at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 46,900) and the top-end 12GB + 256GB option at CNY 4,399 (roughly Rs. 51,600).
In contrast, the Xiaomi 12 Pro price starts at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 55,100) for the 8GB + 128GB variant. The phone also has the 8GB + 256GB model at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 58,600) and the top-of-the-line 12GB + 256GB option at CNY 5,399 (roughly Rs. 63,300).
The Xiaomi 12X starts at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 37,500) for the 8GB + 128GB variant. The phone also has the 8GB + 256GB model at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 41,000) and a 12GB + 256GB option at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 44,500).
On the availability front, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X all three phones will be available in China from December 31, with their pre-sales beginning from Tuesday. Xiaomi has not yet provided any details on the launch of the Xiaomi 12 series in other markets including India.
Xiaomi 12 specifications
Xiaomi 12 runs on Android-based MIUI 13 and features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display also has 1,100 nits of peak brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision support. Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12 has an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
In terms of optics, the Xiaomi 12 has a triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel primary Sony IMX766 sensor with an f/1.88 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS) support. The camera setup also includes a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide lens that has a field of view of 123 degrees. These are paired with a 5-megapixel macro shooter that is aimed at capturing small objects and subjects such as seeds and flowers. The rear camera setup is backed by a proprietary CyberFocus technology for an enhanced focus-locking.
Xiaomi 12 comes with a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front. It has support for Stagger HDR and artificial intelligence (AI) based beautification features.
On the storage front, Xiaomi 12 has up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, Infrared (IR), and a USB Type-C port. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
Xiaomi 12 comes with Dolby Atmos support and has Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers. The phone also has support for HiRes audio.
Xiaomi has packed Xiaomi 12 with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging and 50W wireless charging. The phone also has 10W reverse wireless charging support. Besides, Xiaomi 12 measures 152.7×69.9×8.16mm and weighs 180 grams.