Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and premium specs now official!

Following Motorola's footsteps, Xiaomi yesterday on schedule released its first two phones with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip—the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
Xiaomi 12 series

Xiaomi has two new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 

First is the Xiaomi 12. It's the more compact offering that features a "TrueColor" 6.28-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display with In-Display fingerprint scanner, 3.0GHz 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor, new-gen Adreno GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, and a 4,500mAh battery capacity with USB-C 67W fast charging + 50W wireless charging + 10W reverse wireless charging.

Keeping the performance in check is an extra-large 2600mm² VC soaking plate (body), 10000mm² heat-dissipating graphite, and white graphene (antenna area).

For cameras, it is using the 50MP f/1.88 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 primary camera with PDAF and OIS. It is paired with the 13MP f/2.4 123-degree ultra-wide-angle camera + 5MP f/2.4 telemacro camera + LED flash. This has the ability to shoot up to 8K videos.

In front, it has a top-center notch to house the 32MP front camera. The device also has Harman Kardon stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio certification, IR Blaster, and Android 11 oS with MIUI 12.5 skin. It will be updated to MIUI 13 next month.

Xiaomi 12 Specs

Display: 6.28-inch Gorilla Glass Victus protected AMOLED screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 419 ppi
CPU: 3.0GHz 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno
RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
ROM: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.88 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 w/ PDAF, OIS + 13MP f/2.4 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 5MP f/2.4 telemacro + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 32MP
Battery: 4,500mAh w/ 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
OS: Android 11 w/ MIUI 12.5
Connectivity: WiFi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS (L1 + L5), dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, Harman Kardon audio, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, cooling system, USB-C, Colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Green vegan leather
Dimensions: 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm
Weight: 176 g
Price: TBC

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is the more capable device. It uses an upgraded 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED LTPO screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and QHD+ 3200 x 1440 resolution. It also has an In-Display fingerprint scanning tech.
Xiaomi 12 Pro design
Xiaomi 12 Pro design

The device is also powered by the same processor and has a similar memory configuration to the regular Xiaomi 12.

For cooling, it has an extra-large 2900mm² VC and 3 large heat dissipation graphite sheets. The antenna area also has white graphene.
Xiaomi 12 Pro camera
Xiaomi 12 Pro camera

For cameras, it has a trio of 50MP shooters. The primary camera is a  50MP f/1.88 1/1.28 Sony IMX707 w/ PDAF, OIS. It is an extra-large sensor with up to 49 percent better lighting capturing than the previous-gen sensor. It is paired with the Samsung JN1 115-degree ultra-wide-angle + 50MP f/1.9 Samsung JN1 2x portrait camera + LED flash.

Xiaomi 12 Pro Specs

Display: 6.73-inch Gorilla Glass Victus protected E5 AMOLED LTPO screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, QHD+ 3200 x 1440 resolution at 521 ppi
CPU: 3.0GHz 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno
RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
ROM: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.88 1/1.28 Sony IMX707 w/ PDAF, OIS + 50MP f/2.2 Samsung JN1 115-degree ultra-wide-angle + 50MP f/1.9 Samsung JN1 2x portrait camera + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 32MP
Battery: 4,600mAh w/ 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
OS: Android 11 w/ MIUI 12.5
Connectivity: WiFi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS (L1 + L5), dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, stereo speakers, Harman Kardon audio, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, cooling system, USB-C, Colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Green vegan leather
Dimensions: 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16 mm
Weight: 205 g (glass), 204 g (leather)
Price: TBC

China price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Xiaomi 12 8GB/128GB - CNY 3,699 (around PHP 29.4K)
Xiaomi 12 8GB/256GB - CNY 3,999 (around PHP 31.8K)
Xiaomi 12 12GB/256GB - CNY 4,399 (around PHP 35K)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 8GB/128GB - CNY 4,699 (around PHP 37.4K)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 8GB/256GB - CNY 4,999 (around PHP 39.8K)
Xiaomi 12 Pro 12GB/256GB - CNY 5,399 (around PHP 42.9K)

Both phones are now available for pre-order in China and will go on sale starting December 31.

There is no info regarding its local release date yet.
Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and premium specs now official! Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and premium specs now official! Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on December 28, 2021 Rating: 5

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