Xiaomi 12 launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Specs and Price

Following months of leaks and rumors, the Xiaomi’s 12 series is finally official with three entries – Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X The vanilla model comes as a compact phone with its 6.28-inch screen while still fitting the very best Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The 12 Pro features a 6.73-inches display and also boasts the same SoC but it also adds an LTPO AMOLED display, bigger battery, faster charging and more capable camera hardware.

Xiaomi 12 launched

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Xiaomi 12 launched

Xiaomi 12 brings the smallest screen on a Xiaomi flagship since the Xiaomi Mi 8 days which is a welcome move for compact flagship enthusiasts. The Samsung-made 6.28-inch AMOLED panel supports FHD+ resolution and refreshes at up to 120Hz. There’s an under-display fingerprint scanner while Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus is here to fend of scratches.

Xiaomi 12 features

Xiaomi 12 brings the familiar 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor found in several of the 2021 crop of flagships from major Android makers. It’s a 1/1.56” size with 2.0μm large pixels and OIS. The two auxiliary sensors are a 13MP ultrawide snapper and a 50mm equivalent 5MP tele-macro cam.

Xiaomi 12 rear cameras

Xiaomi engineers managed to shrink the vanilla 12’s motherboard while still fitting an adequately sized cooling pad and all other key components. The smaller Xiaomi 12 gets a 4,500 mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless top-ups. Xiaomi 12 series phones will ship with the brand new MIUI 13.

Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, December 28
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, December 31

Design

  • Dimensions: 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.2 mm (6.01 x 2.75 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 179 g or 180 g (6.31 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Green, Blue, Pink
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.28 inches, 95.2 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~419 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm
    • 5 MP, 50mm (telephoto macro), AF
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@24fps (HDR10), 4K@30fps (HDR10+), 1080p@30/120/240/960fps, 720p@1920fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Tuned by Harman Kardon

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 67W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)
  • Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 53 min (advertised)
  • Reverse wireless charging 10W
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 4+

Xiaomi 12 Price and Availability

Xiaomi 12 series comes black, blue and pink colors. There’s a special green vegan leather version for both phones.

Xiaomi 12 in colors

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model goes for CNY 3,699 ($580)
  • 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model costs CNY 3,999 ($628)
  • 12GB RAM and 256GB storage version goes for CNY 4,399 ($690).

First sales are scheduled for January.

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