prices and availability of the new Chinese flagship

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They were presented at the end of 2021 in China, but We already have the new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in Spainthe two flagships of this manufacturer that are renewed with the latest from Qualcomm and with a reinforced commitment to its camera module.

The sizes are of course different, but the Chinese manufacturer’s proposal is even more ambitious in a Xiaomi 12 Prowhere the camera module is especially promising.

Technical sheet of the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12 Pro

Screen

6.28″ AMOLED at 120 Hz (without LPTO)
2400 x 1080px (20:9), 419 ppi
Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1,100nits
Gorilla Glass Victus

6.73” 2K (1440 x 3200px), 522 dpi

Variable refresh rate 10 – 120 Hz LPTO

Touch refresh rate 480 Hz
10-bit AMOLED E4, 515 dpi
1,500 nits, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
Gorilla Glass Victus

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (SM8450)

Octa-core (1 x 3GHz Cortex-X2 + 3 x 2.5GHz Cortex-A710 + 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A510)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (SM8450)

Octa-core (1 x 3GHz Cortex-X2 + 3 x 2.5GHz Cortex-A710 + 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A510)

GPU

adreno 730

adreno 730

Memory

8GB LPDDR5

8 / 12GB LPDDR5

Storage

128 / 256 GB UFS 3.1 (not expandable)

256 GB UFS 3.1 (not expandable)

Rear camera

Main: 50 MP f/1.9, 24 mm, 1/1.56 size, OIS, PDAF

Macro: 5MP, OIS

Ultra wide angle: 13 MP f/2.4, 123˚

Video recording at 8K@30FPS, 4K@60FPS, 1080@240FPS, HDR10+

Chip Surge P1

Main: 50 MP f/1.9, 24 mm, 1/1.28 size, OIS, PDAF

Telephoto: 50 MP f/1.9, 48 mm, 2x zoom, OIS, PDAF

Ultra wide angle: 50 MP f/2.2, 115˚

Video recording at 8K@30FPS, 4K@60FPS, 1080@240FPS, HDR10+

Chip Surge P1

Frontal camera

20MP f/2.2

32MPHDR

Audio

stereo speakers

Calibrated by Harman Kardon

Quad speakers (two woofers, two tweeters)

Calibrated by Harman Kardon

connectivity

5G

WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive

NFC

infrared port

A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, BDS

5G

WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive

NFC

infrared port

A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, BDS

ports

USB-C 2.0

USB-C 2.0

Battery

4,500mAh

Fast charge at 67W

50W wireless fast charging

10W reverse wireless charging

Power Delivery 3.0

QuickCharge 4+

4,600mAh

120W fast charge

50W wireless fast charging

10W reverse wireless charging

Power Delivery 3.0

QuickCharge 4+

Dimensions and weight

152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16mm
180g

163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16mm

205g

Others

Fingerprint reader under the screen

Dust and water resistance IP68

Fingerprint reader under the screen

OS

Android 12 and MIUI 13

3 android updates

4 years of security patches

Android 12 and MIUI 13

3 android updates

4 years of security patches

Price

8/128GB: €799.99

8/256GB: €899.99

8/256GB: €999.99

12/256GB: €1,099.99

Xiaomi 12 8+128GB

The difference is less in size and more in cameras (and fast charging)

The diagonals of course mark the first obvious difference between both terminals: in the Xiaomi 12 we have a diagonal of 6.28 inches, while in the 12 Pro that diagonal is 6.73 inches. Both have a high brightness and a refresh rate that reaches up to 120 Hz.

Both are governed by Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC today, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which improves significantly in all areas, but is especially focused on supporting photographic tasks.

This chip can be accompanied by 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a UFS 3.1 storage system that can be 128 or 256 GB that Unfortunately they are not expandable. something common in the high ranges of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi 12 Pro 18

The cameras undoubtedly make a difference in the Xiaomi 12 Pro, which It has a 50 Mpixel Sony IMX707 sensor. (IMX766 in the Xiaomi 12) and also a 50 Mpixel ultra wide-angle sensor (only 13 in the normal Xiaomi 12).

The other big difference in this module is that the 12 Pro has a 50 MP telephoto sensorwhile in the Xiaomi 12 we will have to settle for a 5 MP Macro sensor.

Mi12 2

The battery is another element that differentiates both phones. Not so much for the ability (4,500 mAh in the 12, 4,600 mAh in a 12 Pro that seemed to be able to give more of itself) as for its fast wireless charging support.

In the Xiaomi 12 Pro we can take advantage of a load of up to 120 Wwhile in the Xiaomi 12 the limit is 67 W. Both, yes, can charge very fast wirelessly, at 50 W.

Price and availability of the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro

The new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro can be booked from March 22 and there will be an initial promotional period until March 31.

Mi12 1

The Xiaomi 12 arrives with variants 8/128 and 8/256 in the colors grey, blue and purple. The Xiaomi 12 Pro arrive in variants 8/256 and 12/256 in the same tones.

On those days, users who reserve it will be able to take advantage of Xiaomi’s offer, which includes a 3-year warranty, 6 months of screen repairs and, attention, a Xiaomi Watch S1 Active as a gift.

The Xiaomi 12 has a starting price of €799.99 for the 8+128GB version, while the 8+256GB version goes up to €899.99. For its part, The Xiaomi 12 Pro goes up quite a bit in price, reaching the barrier of 1,000 euros. The 8+256GB version costs €999.99. If you want the 12+256GB version, the cost goes up to €1,099.99.

They were presented at the end of 2021 in China, but We already have the new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi…

They were presented at the end of 2021 in China, but We already have the new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi…

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