Xiaomi 12X launched with Snapdragon 870 and AMOLED: Specs and Price

After many months of speculation and leaks, Xiaomi has officially unveiled its Xiaomi 12 series. At this stage, the company presented the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X. The vanilla variant comes to offer a true flagship performance while being more affordable than the Pro. The Pro will be Xiaomi’s true beast for all those who care for performance.

Xiaomi 12x launched

Meanwhile, the company has also introduced the Xiaomi 12X which comes as a cost-effective device with some similarities with the standard flagships, but with a little less performance – It’s still better than most mid-range smartphone in the market. Without further ado, let’s see what these 12X brings to the table.

Xiaomi 12X: A Beastly Mid-Range Smartphone

The Xiaomi 12X is the most affordable version of the trio, but that yet brings the same design as the others. It’s also the smallest model with a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood, the handset packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. It has up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of Internal Storage. The Xiaomi 12X also draws its powers from a 4,500 mAh battery with 67 W wired charging support.

Xiaomi 12x specs and features

As for optics, the Xiaomi 12X packs a 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS, a 13 MP Ultrawide camera, and a 5 MP tele-macro camera. For selfies, the device comes with a 20 MP snapper.

The device also runs MIUI 13 with Android 12.

Xiaomi 12x

Xiaomi 12X 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, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 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: OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
  • Weight: 176 g (6.21 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 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 SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • 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, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240/960fps, 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, barometer, color spectrum

Battery

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

Xiaomi 12X Price and Availability

Xiaomi 12 X also comes in the same black, blue and pink colors as its siblings. Its price starts at CNY 3,199($502) for the 8/128GB trim and maxes out at CNY 3,799($596) for the version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Xiaomi 12x in colors

The phone will be available in on December 31 in China. International pricing and availability will be detailed at a later date.

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