Xiaomi 12: betting heavily on design and performance to compete with the high-end of 2022

Xiaomi did not want to end 2021 without announcing its new high-end products and today we finally meet the anticipated Xiaomi 12, the most compact of this new batch, but which does not renounce level features such as its AMOLED screen, fast charging or being the first to assemble, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Xiaomi’s bid to compete in the high-end of the year that is about to begin is here and, although at the moment it has only been announced its launch in China, we hope to be able to catch up with them soon. For now we are going to see everything that the new Xiaomi 12 offers.

Xiaomi 12 data sheet

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm 180 Grams (glass version), 179 Grams (leather version)
SCREENAMOLED 6.28 inches FullHD + Resolution 2,400 x 1,080 120Hz, HDR10 + Brightness 1,500 nits
PROCESSORSnapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM8/12GB LPDDR5
CAPACITY128/256GB UFS 3.1
BATTERY4,500 mAh Fast charge 67W Wireless fast charge 50W Reverse wireless charge 10W
REAR CAMERAAngular: 50MP, f/1.9, PDAF, OIS
Telephoto: 32 MP, PDAF, OIS, 3x zoom Wide Angle: 13 MP, f / 2.4
Functions: 4K 60fps video, Dual LED flash, HDR, panorama, night mode, portrait
FRONTAL CAMERA20 MP, f/2.2, HDR, vídeo FullHD 60fps
SOFTWAREMIUI 13 based on Android 12
CONNECTIVITY5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB-C 2.0
EXTRASFingerprint sensor under the screen Stereo speakers

An elegant design where the protagonists are the screen and the cameras

Xiaomi 12 with elegant design
Xiaomi 12 with elegant design

The Xiaomi 12 boasts a very elegant and sober design. It has a rear in matte finish where the camera module is what stands out the most, especially that large main camera.

In the images it seems that the sensor protrudes a lot from the chassis, but we will have to wait to have it in hand to see it in detail.At the front, the screen is the absolute protagonist. The frame reduction is noticeable and the front camera has been placed in a hole centered at the top. Speaking of screen, we have a 6.28-inch AMOLED and FullHD + resolution.

In addition, it has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and supports the HD10 + standard.Returning to the cameras, the main one has a 50 megapixel sensor, f / 1.9 aperture lens and optical stabilization. It is accompanied by the 32 megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and the ultra-wide camera with 13 megapixels. On the front we have a 32 megapixel camera with f2.2 aperture lens.

The first with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Xiaomi 12 first to have Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Xiaomi 12 first to have Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

If we lift the hood of this Xiaomi 12 we find a whole beast. As we have already advanced, it is the first to have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm’s most powerful chip that was announced just a few weeks ago.

In addition, it has 8 or 12 GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 storage to choose between 128 or 256 GB.In the section of the battery it does not fall short either and we find a 4,500 mAh unit that does not lack anything. We have fast charging of 67W with cable and 30W if we use wireless charging. In addition, we can use the mobile to charge other accessories with reverse wireless charging.

Other features are the stereo speakers signed by Harman Kardon, the fingerprint reader under the screen and a complete connectivity profile that includes 5G, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

As we said at the beginning, the Xiaomi 12 has been officially announced in China and at the moment we only know the prices for that region, but we hope that we will soon have news of its arrival worldwide.

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