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Xiaomi has just formalized the launch of its Xiaomi 12 series in Europe. Here is everything you need to know about the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, the brand’s two new high-end smartphones.

The Xiaomi 12 range arrives in Europe with the ambition to revolutionize the high-end segment. A few months after an announcement in China, the brand is finally launching its latest smartphones in the rest of the world. Recognized for the quality-price ratio of its devices, the Chinese giant changes its dimension with a new series that wants to compete with the models on the market.

The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are the new representatives of the “12” family of the Chinese manufacturer. These two smartphones are similar in terms of design and have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm’s powerful chip is essential -or almost- in high-end Android terminals in early 2022. Therefore, it is not uncommon to find this SoC engraved in 4nm at the heart of Xiaomi’s latest vintage. Compared to its predecessor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 promises to improve graphics performance by 30% and power efficiency by 25%.

These are, ultimately, the rare commonalities between their two models that cultivate their differences to better distinguish themselves in their respective segments.

Xiaomi 12: the top of the compact range

The Xiaomi 12 offers a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen that shows a Full HD + definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Its panel offers an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 480 Hz. There is also compatibility with Dolby Vision and HDR10 +, as well as low blue light certification. The maximum brightness of the screen reaches 1,100 nits.

Xiaomi 12
©Xiaomi

To support its Snapdragon chip, the Xiaomi 12 adds 8 to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. On the photo side, the smartphone knows what to expect and offers a triple sensor on the back. A stabilized 50-megapixel wide-angle (f/1.88) acts as the main sensor and is accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle (f/2.4). A 5-megapixel telemacro lens, with a 50mm equivalent focal length, completes the photo setup.

Xiaomi mentions the presence of a night mode (wide angle and ultra wide angle) and various functions to improve the photographic component (night portrait mode, hdr portrait, AI cinema, ProFocus, etc.). The video is not left out with the possibility of shooting in 8K and 4K HDR10 +. For selfies, a 32-megapixel camera (f/2.45) is available.

Xiaomi 12
©Xiaomi

Triple photosensor and fast charge

The smartphone has a 4,500 mAh battery, compatible with fast charging. The manufacturer masters the topic and offers 67 W wired charging, 50 W wireless charging and 10 W reverse charging. The 67 W charger is included in the box while the smartphone features AdaptiveCharge technology for smart charging. The Chinese firm announces a full charge in 39 minutes. Despite the high-end positioning, there is no 120W charging on offer and you have to turn to the Xiaomi 11T Pro (or 12 Pro) to take advantage of it.

As for connectivity, the Xiaomi 12 offers compatibility with 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and 6e or even NFC. The device also features Harman Kardon stereo speakers and support for Dolby Atmos. As its 6.28-inch screen suggests, this smartphone is quite compact.

The Xiaomi 12 has dimensions of 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm for a weight of 180 grams. It comes in grey, blue and purple.

Xiaomi 12 Pro: a “Pro” photo?

Heading the range waiting for the Ultra model, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is more premium. It has a 6.73-inch AMOLED screen that displays a WQHD + definition of 3200 x 1400 pixels. This benefits from the LTPO technology that we know well in high-end terminals. It allows the smartphone to vary the refresh rate of its panel depending on the use, from 1 Hz to 120 Hz in the case of the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The firm also mentions the presence of a microlens technology without providing, for the moment, any precision. about.

Presented as one of the strengths of the device, its 10-bit screen promises a brightness of up to 1,500 nits. Please note this is a Samsung E5 AMOLED screen.

Xiaomi 12 Pro
©Xiaomi

Below this screen we find the Snadragon 8 Gen 1 flanked by 8 to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Xiaomi adds 128 to 256 GB of storage in UFS 3.1 to ensure “high-end” performance. To gain a foothold, the Xiaomi 12 Pro must also convince in photos and bet on a triple 50-megapixel sensor.

Three 50 megapixel sensors

First there is a Sony IMX707 main camera with a 1/1.28” wide-angle (f/1.9) sensor. The smartphone adds a 50-megapixel ultra-wide angle (f/2.2, 115°) and a 50-megapixel ultimate telephoto module (f/1.9, 48mm equivalent focal length). The brand is full of praise for its configuration, citing in particular the use of a 2.44μm 4 pixels in 1 (pixel binning) technology. This should improve the smartphone’s ability to capture light by 120% compared to the Xiaomi 11. Artificial intelligence comes to support this muscular setup; as well as tools such as one-click AI cinema or ProFocus and Ultra Night Video modes. Night mode and 50 megapixels are accessible from all three sensors.

Xiaomi 12 Pro
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On the front, there’s a 32-megapixel (f/2.45) camera for video calls and selfies. The latter offers video capture in HDR10+, an AI portrait video mode, and a night selfie mode.

To feed this neat technical sheet, the Xiaomi 12 Pro does not outbid. It offers a 4,600 mAh battery that is also based on very fast charging. Unlike the classic model, this Pro variant benefits from 120W wired charging. Added to this is 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The icing on the cake, the 120W charger is included in the box. Allow 18 minutes for a full charge in “boost” mode and 24 minutes in “standard” mode, according to Xiaomi. We also won’t be surprised to find AdaptiveCharge technology coupled with a smart charging algorithm.

Like its little brother, the Xiaomi 12 Pro offers compatibility with 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and 6e or even Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC. Note also the presence of a quad speaker designed by Harman Kardon and compatible with Dolby Atmos. Both models run MIUI 13 based on Android 12.

Finally, this model has dimensions of 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16 mm for a weight of 205 grams. The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in grey, blue and purple.

Price and availability

Presented with great fanfare, the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro still do not have prices in euros. The manufacturer tells us that they will communicate on Thursday. The latest rumors indicate that Xiaomi’s new smartphones will cost more than Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22.

During its conference, the manufacturer announced a starting price of $749 for the Xiaomi 12 and $999 for the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The brand also confirms that a Xiaomi 12X will be launched at a price of $649. Close to the Xiaomi 12, change the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for a Snapdragon 870 and reduce the bill.

All the features of the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro:

Xiaomi 12 Xiaomi 12 Pro
Screen – 6.28″ AMOLED DotDisplay screen in 20:9 format
– FullHD+ definition (1080×2400)
– Gorilla Glass Victus
– HDR10+ certificate
-Dolby Vision
– 120Hz refresh rate
– Always on display
-sRGB and DCI-P3
– 480 Hz touch sampling rate
– 1100 nits of brightness
– Punch
– 6.73″ AMOLED screen in 20:9 format
– QuadHD+ definition (1440×3200)
– Density 521dpi
– Gorilla Glass Victus
– HDR10+ certificate
-Dolby Vision
-LPTO 1-120Hz
– Always on display
-sRGB and DCI-P3
– 480 Hz touch sampling rate
– 1500 nits of brightness
– Punch
SoCs and GPUs -Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-Adreno 730
-Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-Adreno 730
Memory – 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM
– Storage of 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.1
– No memory expansion
– 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM
– Storage of 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.1
– No memory expansion
Colors – Aluminium frame
– Glass back
– Grey, Blue, Purple
-IP68
– Aluminium frame
– Glass back
– Grey, Blue, Purple
-IP68
Camera – Three cameras on the back:
– Main camera: Sony IMX766 50 Megapixels, 24mm, F1.9
– Ultra wide angle camera: 13 megapixels, 123 °, F2.4
– Telemacro camera: 5 Megapixels, 50mm

-Xiaomi ProFocus
– Optical stabilization on the main sensor
– Ultra night photo
– Night portrait mode
– HDR portrait mode

– Record videos in Full HD 1080p, Ultra HD 2160p at 30fps or 60fps
– Slow motion mode in 1080p at 240fps or in 720p at 480fps
– 1080p ultra stabilization video mode
– Ultra Night Video
– One-click AI cinema
– Motion Tracking Focus / Eye Tracking Focus / Motion Capture

– Front camera with 32 Megapixel sensor
– 26mm wide angle lens with F/2.45 aperture
– Front video recording in 1080p or 720p at 30 fps
– Video capture in HDR10+
– Video portrait mode
– Night Selfie

– Three cameras on the back:
– Main camera: Sony IMX707 50 Megapixels, 24mm, F1.9
– Ultra wide angle camera: 50 Megapixels, 115°, F2.2
– Telephoto camera: 50 Megapixels, 48mm, F1.9, 2x optical zoom

-Xiaomi ProFocus
– Optical stabilization on the main sensor
– Ultra night photo
– Night portrait mode
– HDR portrait mode

– Record videos in Full HD 1080p, Ultra HD 2160p at 30fps or 60fps and 8K at 24fps
– Video capture in HDR10+
– Slow motion mode in 1080p at 240fps or in 720p at 480fps
– 1080p ultra stabilization video mode
– Ultra Night Video
– One-click AI cinema
– Motion Tracking Focus / Eye Tracking Focus / Motion Capture

– Front camera with 32 Megapixel sensor
– 26mm wide angle lens with F/2.45 aperture
– Front video recording in 1080p or 720p at 30 fps
– Video capture in HDR10+
– Video portrait mode
– Night Selfie

Audio – Stereo speakers
– Harman Kardon sound
-Dolby Atmos
– Four stereo speakers
– Harman Kardon sound
-Dolby Atmos
Battery – 4500mAh
– Fast charge 67W
– Fast Wireless Charging 50W (100% in 42 minutes)
– 10W reverse charge
-PowerDelivery 3.0
– Quick Charge 4+
– 4600mAh
– Fast Charge 120W (100% in 18 minutes)
– Fast Wireless Charging 50W (100% in 42 minutes)
– 10W reverse charge
-PowerDelivery 3.0
– Quick Charge 4+
connectivities – Optical fingerprint reader under the screen
-Bluetooth 5.2
– WiFi 6E
– 5G
– 2x nano SIM
– A-GPS+GLONASS, DNLA, Miracast (WiFi Direct), Google Cast
-NFC
– USB 3.1, USB Type-C port
– Barometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
– Proximity and light sensor
– Optical fingerprint reader under the screen
-Bluetooth 5.2
– WiFi 6E
– 5G
– 2x nano SIM
– A-GPS+GLONASS, DNLA, Miracast (WiFi Direct), Google Cast
-NFC
– USB 3.1, USB Type-C port
– Barometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
– Proximity and light sensor
software -Android 12
-MIUI 13
-Android 12
-MIUI 13
Height and weight – 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16mm
– 180g
– 163.6×74.6×8.2mm
– 205g
starting price – N/A euros – N/A euros
Available date – March 17, 2022 – March 17, 2022



This article was translated from this source written by Thomas Estimbre

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