Xiaomi 12 launches globally with Android 12 and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as Xiaomi takes the fight to the Samsung Galaxy S22
Xiaomi has finally gotten around to revealing the Xiaomi 12 in other countries other than its home market. Launched in China on December 29, the Xiaomi 12 is not the series' entry-level model, despite its name. Instead, that honour goes to the Xiaomi 12X, the global launch of which we have discussed separately. Additionally, Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi 12 Pro outside China too, unlike its predecessor. Effectively, the Xiaomi 12 Pro succeeds the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, at least for the time being.
Predictably, the Xiaomi 12 continues to feature a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 2,400 x 1,080-pixel native resolution. Also, the panel peaks at 1,100 nits, has a 480 Hz touch sampling rate and a 419 PPI pixel density, mirroring the Xiaomi 12X. Moreover, the Xiaomi 12 relies on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as does the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
The Xiaomi 12 continues to offer a 4,500 mAh battery and a 50 MP primary camera as well, alongside stereo speakers and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Incidentally, the Xiaomi 12 supports 50 W wireless charging, 67 W wired charging and 10 W wireless charging.
While Xiaomi sells the Xiaomi 12 with up to 12 GB of RAM in China, other countries must make do with 8 GB. The company will offer 128 GB and 256 GB storage variants too, both UFS 3.1. Unfortunately, the Xiaomi 12 lacks expandable storage by way of a microSD card reader. Thankfully, the Xiaomi 12 will ship with MIUI 13 based on Android 12, unlike the Redmi Note 11 series.
The Xiaomi 12 will start at €849.90 in the Eurozone with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. In comparison, Xiaomi will charge an additional €50 for 256 GB of storage. Both memory configurations will be available in blue, grey and purple, for reference. All Xiaomi 12 pre-orders will come with a complimentary Xiaomi Watch S1 Active too.