Xiaomi 12 series

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched its latest flagships, Xiaomi 12 Series in Mainland China, which includes Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro models.

Starting from this series, Xiaomi series flagships will now feature models available in two sizes.

Powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will feature industry-leading DisplayMate A+ OLED displays and powerful imaging capabilities.

Let’s have a look at the specifications of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro models:

DISPLAY:

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro both will feature the highest-ever Display Performance Grade of A+ from DisplayMate.

Xiaomi 12 features a 6.28-inch flexible OLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080, 1100 nit peak brightness, 16000 brightness-level adjustments, and 120Hz refresh rate. Further, Xiaomi 12 adopts TrueColor display, and professional color calibration, which allows accurate representation of 1.07 billion colors on the display.

On the other hand, Xiaomi 12 Pro features a 6.73-inch second-generation power-efficient 2K display, which uses Samsung E5 material, LTPO technology, and micro-lens technology elevating viewing experience while increasing smart energy-saving capability. It also offers 3200 x 1440 resolution, 1000 nit HBM, 1500 nit peak brightness and astonishing contrast.

Both the models support HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, enabling spectacular HDR viewing. With Dolby Vision, users can enjoy ultra-vivid display backed by incredible brightness, contrast, and colors full of details.

PROCESSOR:

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro both feature Qualcomm’s most advanced chipset to date, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, featuring Armv9 architecture—setting the bar for next generation computing. GPU capabilities have been increased by 30% in terms of graphics rendering, and energy efficiency increases by 25%.

Further, the 7th generation AI engine performs 5 times better than the previous iteration, and the 3-circuit ISP is capable of 18-bit data processing, while sampling capacity is increased by 4096 times compared with the previous generation.

Both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are equipped with LPDDR5 RAM, which supports up to 6400Mbps transfer rate. Storage performance of new generation UFS 3.1 allows sequential write speeds to reach an astounding 1450MB per second—a substantial increase compared to the previous generation.

CAMERA:

Xiaomi 12 features a Sony IMX766 main camera with a 1/1.56″ sensor size, a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 5MP telemacro camera.

On the other hand, Xiaomi 12 Pro features a state-of-the-art triple camera array, each of which is 50MP. The main camera debuts the Sony IMX707 with an ultra-large 1/1.28″ sensor which utilizes 2.44 micrometer 4-in-1 pixels.

This advanced camera system setup improves light capturing capabilities by 49% compared to the previous generation. This improved capability together with Xiaomi’s own Night Mode algorithm, Xiaomi 12 Pro excels in extreme low-light scenarios and allows snappier shots.

The two other cameras both utilize the 50MP JN1 sensor, the ultra-wide featuring a 115° field of view, and a 2x telephoto camera for cleaner portrait shots. To top things off, Night Mode is available on both of these cameras, offering a capable camera for low-light scenarios at each focal length.

COOLING:

To ensure smooth and stable performance, Xiaomi 12 packs a cooling system that features an extra-large 2600mm² VC soaking plate in a light and compact body, along with 10000mm² of heat-dissipating graphite, while the antenna area is also covered with white graphene. Xiaomi 12 Pro uses an even larger 2900mm² VC and 3 large heat dissipation graphite sheets, which further enhances cooling performance for stable use.

BATTERY:

Xiaomi 12 is equipped with a large 4,500mAh battery fitting in an extremely compact body design, to offer all-day use and live free from battery anxiety, while Xiaomi 12 Pro features the industry’s first 120W single cell 4,600mAh battery design.

Compared to dual-cell batteries, this single-cell battery offers 400mAh increased capacity without increasing overall size. Additionally, Xiaomi’s own Surge P1 charging IC “offers a solution to industry issues of having both high output and capacity, filling a need for single-cell batteries with charging over 100W,” the company noted.

AUDIO AND SPEAKERS:

Both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro offer symmetrical dual speakers and professionally-tuned sound by Harmon Kardon stereo speakers. Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro also support Dolby Atmos and offer NFC and IR blaster capabilities, fulfilling daily user needs for convenience and efficiency.

CONNECTIVITY:

On the connectivity front, both models 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.

STORAGE, PRICE AND COLOR:

Xiaomi 12 will be offered in three variants in Mainland China: 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, with respective recommended retail prices of RMB 3,699, RMB 3,999, and RMB 4,399.

Xiaomi 12 Pro will be offered in three variants in Mainland China: 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, with respective recommended retail prices of RMB 4,699, RMB 4,999, and RMB 5,399.

Both devices will be available in black, blue, or purple glass variants, or green vegan leather.

AVAILABILITY:

All of the above variants of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro models will be available for purchase in Mainland China on December 31st starting at 8pm.