We were waiting for them and they will finally be available in France soon. In fact, pre-orders for Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Chinese brand’s new high-end smartphones, are open today, with a nice gift to celebrate the launch.
It was at the end of 2021 that Xiaomi formalized its new premium smartphones in China: the 12 and 12 Pro. The “Mi” mention is gone, but that’s not all that changes compared to last year’s Xiaomi Mi 11. They’re more efficient, of course, but we really feel the Chinese manufacturer’s desire to step it up a notch and it clearly wants to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 thanks to a similar price positioning as the South Korean brand.
Where to reserve the Xiaomi 12 Pro?
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is available in a 12+256 GB version at 1,099 euros in most electronic stores. And if you crack before March 28, you will have the new Xiaomi Watch S1 connected watch as a gift, valued at 269 euros.
Where to reserve the Xiaomi 12?
The Xiaomi 12 is available in a 8+256 GB version. at 899 euros at retailers. And, as before, if you crack before March 28, you will also have the new Xiaomi Watch S1 connected watch as a gift, valued at 269 euros.
All about the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro
If the design does not change fundamentally compared to the previous generation, the Xiaomi 12 nevertheless opts for a much more compact format than before thanks to a width of 69.9 mm (compared to the 74.6 mm of the Mi 11) and a screen 6.28-inch AMOLED. showing a Full HD + definition of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (compared to the 6.8 inches of the Mi 11). With this, the brand wants to improve the handling of its premium smartphone, especially since the weight is also reduced by 16 grams compared to the previous model. In the Pro model, however, the dimensions are more generous with a 6.73-inch diagonal and a WQHD definition of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels. Both displays feature a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus protection to resist scratches and drops.
To continue with the similarities between Xiaomi’s two new high-end smartphones, we can point out the presence of stereo speakers signed Harman Kardon or even compatibility with Dolby Vision/Atmos, but above all the integration of Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC today, the rightly so. called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The only difference is that one comes with 8 GB of RAM and the other comes with 12 GB of RAM. This should have a small effect on the execution speed, but in any case both phones are very powerful with the possibility of running all the 3D games you want and in maximum graphic conditions, as well as bringing compatibility with the 5G network. They come with Android 12 out of the box.
It is in the part of the photo where the Xiaomi 12 Pro really stands out compared to the classic 12. Indeed, the top model has a 50 megapixel main sensor and a 50 megapixel x2 telephoto lens, both very good, as well as a 50 megapixel ultra wide angle, usable despite being a bit weak in colorimetry. In the Xiaomi 12 it is a bit more classic with a 50 megapixel main sensor, a 13 megapixel ultra wide angle and a 5 megapixel telemacro. The quality should still be there thanks to the new tool called CyberFocus, which would allow the camera’s autofocus to be managed even better, in particular to always identify the subject’s face and body. As for the camera dedicated to selfies, it is 32 megapixels in both cases.
Finally, the autonomy should not be very different between the Xiaomi 12 Pro with a 4,600 mAh battery and the Xiaomi 12 with a 4,500 mAh battery, but fast charging, yes. The first offers a charging system of up to 120 W to recover 100% in just 18 minutes, according to the brand. The second isn’t as impressive with 67W fast charging, but it promises to at least get half the battery back in less than 30 minutes. Wireless charging is obviously part of this price segment, with a power of 50 W or 10 W in reverse mode.
To know even more, do not hesitate to read our complete test on the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
Other Xiaomi smartphones
Xiaomi offers smartphones corresponding to all budgets, so if the new premium references of the Chinese manufacturer do not satisfy you, you will surely find what you are looking for by browsing the guide below.
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