Yesterday, Xiaomi officially released the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro flagship smartphones. These devices cost between $580 and $847 depending on the model. At present, the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro is on pre-sales and the first official sales will take place on December 31st. However, the company revealed that the Xiaomi 12 series no longer have the “environmental protection version” of last year. This means that the entire series comes with standard USB Type-C data cables and chargers. The Xiaomi 12 charger can output up to 67W power while the Xiaomi 12 Pro can output up to 120W fast charging.
However, the data cable is a CA design, and the charger is also an A port. It is not a gallium nitride charger, which is a little regrettable.
However, the Xiaomi 12X still has two versions, “environmental protection version” and a package version. The environmental protection version does not include a data cable + charger. The package version comes with a 67W charger. The environmental protection version and the package version are at the same price. It is worth mentioning that the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and 12X continue Xiaomi’s tradition. They come standard with a clean water protective shell and a protective film with an oleophobic layer.
Price, Colour, and Availability
All three smartphones are available on pre-order from today. However, the first official sales will take place on December 31st. As of now, these smartphones are available only in China. There is no information on their global availability for now.
Xiaomi 12 (Black, Blue, and Purple colours) – Glass back and Green vegan leather versions
- 8GB + 128GB – 3,699 yuan ($580)
- 8GB + 256GB – 3,999 yuan ($627)
- 12GB + 256GB – 4,399 yuan ($690)
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Black, Blue, and Purple colours) – Glass back and Green vegan leather version
- 8GB + 128GB – 4,699 yuan ($737)
- 8GB + 256GB – 4,999 yuan ($785)
- 12GB + 256GB – 5,399 yuan ($847)
Xiaomi 12X (Black, Blue, and Purple colours)
- 8GB + 128GB – 3,199 yuan ($502)
- 8GB + 256GB – 3,499 yuan ($549)
- 12GB + 256GB – 3799 yuan ($596)
The Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 come with the same display. In fact, these smartphones are similar in many aspects. They are similar in terms of appearance, display, and even main camera. The only difference between the Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 is in the processor and wireless charging. With regard to their display, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 come with a 6.28 inches screen with a resolution of 1080P. This display has DisplayMate A+ certification and a refresh rate of 120Hz. As for the Xiaomi 12 Pro, it comes with a larger 6.73-inch second-generation low-power E5 screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440. Just like the other models, this device supports a 120Hz high refresh rate but it supports LTPO 2.0 smart refresh rate technology. Furthermore, this display also has DisplayMate A+ certification.