Xiaomi has just unveiled its new flagship series, which is made up of the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, two high-end phones that have a lot to offer and come with the best of the best in terms of features and technical specifications for 2022.
Both phones feature an improved design when compared to the Xiaomi Mi 11 of the last generation, apart from the fact that they completely get rid of the “Mi” in their names, something that other phones of the manufacturer have already done given the change of nomenclature that the firm announced some time ago. Other important changes and improvements in these new phones are also worth noting, but we’ll delve more into that below.
Xiaomi Mi 12 and Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro Datasheet
|Xiaomi Mi 12||Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro|
|Screen||6.28 inches of OLED technology, 20: 9 aspect ratio, FullHD + resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||6.73 inches of LTPO AMOLED technology, 20: 9 aspect ratio, QuadHD + (2K) resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Main Camera||– Main sensor of 108 megapixels with focal aperture f / 1.9|
– Secondary sensor with the wide-angle lens of 13 megapixels with focal aperture f / 2.2
– Tertiary sensor with a telephoto lens of 5 megapixels
|– Main sensor of 50 megapixels with focal aperture f / 1.9|
– Secondary sensor with the wide-angle lens of 50 megapixels with focal aperture f / 2.2
– Tertiary sensor with a telephoto lens of 50 megapixels with focal aperture f / 1.9
|Selfie camera||32-megapixel main sensor with f / 2.5 focal aperture||32-megapixel main sensor with f / 2.5 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||128 and 256 GB||128 and 256 GB|
|Extension||Not available||Not available|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
8 and 12 GB RAM
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
8 and 12 GB RAM
|Battery||4,500 mAh with 67 W fast charging, 50 W wireless charging, and 10 W wireless reverse charging||4,600 mAh with 120 W fast charging, 50 W wireless charging, and 10 W wireless reverse charging|
|Operating system||Android 12 under MIUI 13||Android 12 under MIUI 13|
|Connections||5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / 6 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC for mobile payments, infrared sensor and USB type C||5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / 6 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC for mobile payments infrared sensor and USB type C|
|SIM||Dual nano-SIM||Dual nano-SIM|
|Design||Colors: black, green, blue, and pink||Colors: black, green, blue, and pink|
|Dimensions and weight||152.7 x 69.9 x 8.2 mm and 179 grams||163.6 x 74.6 x 8.2 mm and 204 grams|
|Featured Features||Fingerprint sensor under the display and stereo speakers||Fingerprint sensor under the display and stereo speakers|
|Price||3,699 yuan||4,699 yuan|
A New Shared Personality and 120 Hz Screens with up to 2K Resolution
Xiaomi was not keen to make the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro very different from each other. That’s why the design is identical in both high-end models. This leaves us with a screen with very small frames, but with less curvature than in the previous generation. In addition, as far as the camera is concerned, the module has a new lens organization and the main sensor that stands out a lot, given the prominence that the company has given it, making it look bigger, even bigger than it is.
Regarding the screens of each one, the Xiaomi 12 has a 6.28-inch diagonal OLED panel, which makes the mobile have a contained and compact size. In addition, the refresh rate is 120 Hz and the resolution is FullHD+ of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. There is also a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for protection and support for HDR10+, as it could not be otherwise.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro, meanwhile, has a substantially larger LTPO AMOLED display that is 6.73 inches and with a 2K resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels. The refresh rate it boasts is also 120 Hz, while this is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and supports HDR10+. Mind you, the maximum brightness is a bit lower, staying at 1,000 nits.
The First Xiaomi to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Newest and Most Advanced Qualcomm
Both the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro make use of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm’s most powerful processor chipset to date and one that we will start to see very often in the high end of Android in 2022.
In question, this octa-core and 4 nanometers part feature an eight-core configuration that is made up as follows: 1 Cortex-X2 core at 3.00 GHz + 3 Cortex-A710 cores at 2.50 GHz + 4 Cortex-A510 cores at 1.80 GHz. To this, we must add the work done by the Adreno 730 GPU and a RAM of 8 or 12 GB in both mobiles.
The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro are also offered in 128GB and 256GB internal memory variants but do not accept internal storage space expansion via microSD card, which is typical in the high-end.
Triple Cameras with 50-Megapixel Sensors
Xiaomi has lowered the megapixels in this generation, leaving aside the main sensor used in the Xiaomi Mi 11, which is 108 megapixels, to give way to one of 50 megapixels in the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro. This new sensor has an f/1.9 aperture and, in the case of the standard Xiaomi 12, is paired with a 13-megapixel wide-angle with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel telephoto/macro.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro, in addition to also having the aforementioned 50-megapixel main shooter, comes with a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 50-megapixel telephoto with f/1.9 aperture, being superior on a photographic level. In addition, like the standard 12, this model allows 8K video recording at 24 fps (frames per second) and FullHD 1080p slow motion at 960 fps.
For selfies and more, both make use of a 32-megapixel front camera that is capable of recording FullHD 1080p videos at 30/60 fps and HD 720p at 120 fps.
MIUI 13 with Android 12, Batteries, and Other Features
The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro are the first mobiles from the Chinese manufacturer to arrive with MIUI 13 and Android 12 stably. They are therefore a step above all other models in the catalog of the firm right now, in terms of software.
On the other hand, both come with stereo speakers, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C input, an under-screen fingerprint sensor, and an infrared port for controlling external devices, but do without water resistance.
The Xiaomi 12 makes use of a 4,500 mAh battery with 67 W fast charging, while the 12 Pro has a 4,600 mAh one with 120 W fast charging, which allows for a zero charge to full charge in as little as 18 minutes. Otherwise, both batteries support 50 W wireless charging and 10 W wireless reverse charging.
Pricing and Availability of the Xiaomi Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro
Both phones have been launched, for the moment, only in China, so there is a lack of information about the global launch, which we will not get until a few days or weeks. Similarly, the official prices announced by the manufacturer for each mobile and version are as follows, although these will be higher in the international market:
- Xiaomi 12 8/128 GB: 3,699 yuan
- Xiaomi 12 8/256GB: 3,999 yuan
- Xiaomi 12 12GB/256 GB: 4,399 yuan
- Xiaomi 12 Pro 8/128GB: 4,699 yuan
- Xiaomi 12 Pro 8/256 GB: 4,999 yuan
- Xiaomi 12 Pro 12/256 GB: 5,399 yuan
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