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Xiaomi 12 Series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 120W load officially revealed

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While they will only be available in China for now, the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro have been revealed. Here’s everything you need to know about Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Android phones.

The new flagship phones for 2022 will succeed the Xiaomi Mi 11 series and are among the first to be powered by Qualcomm’s brand new line of flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors.

The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will offer the new MIUI 13 user interface with 6.28-inch and 6.73-inch OLED displays, respectively. Let’s take a closer look at the new flagships leading the Android pack into the new year.

Xiaomi 12 series display

As mentioned above, the Xiaomi 12 will have a 6.28-inch display, which has a refresh rate of 120Hz, making it a good candidate for gamers and ensuring super smooth scrolling for normal activity. There is a resolution of 2400 × 1080 with a maximum brightness of 1100 nits. Both screens are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

On the Pro side, the Xiaomi 12 Pro will offer a 6.73-inch screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440, while the maximum brightness is 1500 nits. Both devices support HDR10 + and Dolby Vision as well as this large refresh rate.

In the announcement, the company said, “Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro both achieved the highest display performance rating of A + from DisplayMate, setting or matching 15 smartphone display performance records. “

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 series cameras

Xiaomi brings a dual camera to the Xiaomi 12. The main camera is a Sony IMX766, while there is also a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a small 5-megapixel telephoto lens.

However, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is getting big because it’s the first phone to feature the 50-megapixel Sony IMX707 sensor (“1 / 1.28 ultra-wide sensor ″ that uses 4-in-1 2.44μm pixels”). Xiaomi says the main camera promises 49% better light-capturing capabilities than the previous generation.

Xiaomi mi 12 pro

The other two cameras also offer a resolution of 50 megapixels. There’s an ultra-wide snapper with a 115-degree field of view and there’s a 2x telephoto lens for your portraits. These last two sensors also include night mode capabilities. Both phones have a centered 32-megapixel selfie camera.

The company is also very excited about improvements to its new computer imaging algorithm, which promises to reduce shutter lag and improve burst mode.

Xiaomi 12 Series Specifications

For specification enthusiasts, the main feature is the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which will pave the way for Qualcomm-based flagships in 2022. In the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, the new chip will be assisted up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of storage. The company is also launching a low-end Xiaomi 12x with the Snapdragon 870 processor.

Elsewhere, the Xiaomi 12 Pro’s 4,600mAh battery can be charged to 120W. The Chinese company claims this single-cell battery is an industry first. The Xiaomi 12 model has a 4,500mAh battery which is charged to a maximum of 67W via USB-C. Both devices can be charged wirelessly at 50W using the company’s own charger.

Finally, good news for audiophiles with support for Dolby Atmos with speakers powered by Harman Kardon.

Xiaomi 12 series price and availability

Initially, the Xiaomi 12 series will only be available in China and go on sale on December 31. However, a UK launch shouldn’t be too far behind. The Xiaomi Mi 12 series launched in China around the same time last year and made its debut in the UK a few months later. Phones last year started at £ 749 for the Xiaomi Mi 11. All phones are available in black, blue or purple glass and a special edition in green vegan leather is coming as well.

Xiaomi Mi 12 colors