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Xiaomi officially launches its Xiaomi 12 series globally

by on15 March 2022

Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X

Xiaomi has finally launched the Xiaomi 12 series for the rest of the world, and three phones from the Xiaomi 12 series, including the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X, are coming soon.

Already unveiled back in December at a dedicated event in China, the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the budget-oriented Xiaomi 12X are coming at prices set at $749, $999, and $649, respectively.

In case you missed it, the Xiaomi 12 Pro got a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED screen and quite a few premium features, including a better camera system. Both the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro got Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC, while the Xiaomi 12X had to stick with Snapdragon 870 SoC in order to keep the price down.

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The standard Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X come with a smaller 6.28-inch AMOLED screen, which was somewhat a surprise but will appeal to certain buyers.

The biggest upgrade for the Xiaomi 12 Pro, aside from the screen, is the rear camera system. While it is still a triple system, it uses a better main Sony IMX707 50-megapixel 1/1.28" sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, placed behind a 24mm wide f/1.9 lens. This one is backed by yet another 50-megapixel sensor behind a 48mm telephoto f/1.9 lens with 2x optical zoom and PDAF, and the third 50-megapixel sensor behind ultrawide f/2.2 lens. The front camera remains the 32-megapixel one.

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The Xiaomi 12 uses a triple rear camera system with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor. It is a 1/1.56-inch sensor placed behind a 26mm f/1.9 lens with PDAF and OIS. The main sensor is backed by a 13-megapixel sensor behind an ultrawide 12mm f/2.4 lens and a 5-megapixel sensor behind a 50mm telephoto and macro lens. There is also a dual-LED flash. The front camera is a 32-megapixel one behind a 26mm wide lens.

The Xiaomi 12X has the same triple rear camera system as the Xiaomi 12.

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The price starts at $749/€799 for the Xiaomi 12, which is $50 higher compared to the Mi 11. The Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at $999/€999 and it is in a category of its own as the Mi 11 Pro was never officially available for global markets.

The Xiaomi 12X starts at $649/€699, which is $100 cheaper than the Xiaomi 12, mostly due to the Snapdragon 870 SoC.

All three phones will be available in Gray, Purple, and Blue color options, and come from usual channel and carrier partners. The new phones were launched together with the Xiaomi Watch S1 and S1 Active, and the Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro. Unfortunately, there was no word on the rumored Xiaomi 12 Ultra.

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