Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12
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Xiaomi 12 purple back
Xiaomi smartphone 12 5g 256 gb grijs 1
Xiaomi smartphone 12 5g 256 gb grijs
128 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Xiaomi 12

  • Compact and premium
  • Great display
  • Powerful performance
  • Strong main camera
  • Does not have a real zoom lens

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Xiaomi 12 product details

The Xiaomi 12 is Chinese Xiaomi's affordable flagship for 2022. That company is betting on a premium design, professional camera, and excellent performance with this 12. Here we will find out for you if they succeeded in this and if they left any stitches somewhere.

Part of the Xiaomi 12 series

Despite being announced just at the last minute of 2021, this Xiaomi 12 is the flagship for 2022. At least for as long as it lasts because Xiaomi is known for releasing new models at a killer pace. This Xiaomi 12, without Mi in the name, is part of a series consisting of this 12, the 12 Pro and a more affordable 12X. And although the 12X is very similar, in appearance and specs, this 12 has a newer Android version, a better update policy and a more powerful processor. On the other hand, if you don't find those points important, you're better off going for the 12X. That will save some money after all.

Xiaomi 12 grey overview

No compromises on performance

Back to this Xiaomi 12. Xiaomi applies a fine display; an AMOLED panel of 6.28 inches in size. It has a maximum peak brightness of 1100 nits, which makes it very bright and it is also easy to read outdoors. The display looks smooth thanks to the 120Hz support and colors are rendered realistically thanks to the HDR10+ certification. It doesn't get much better than this and thus reason enough for DisplayMate to award an A+ score. Would we remove the curved panel we see a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. At the time of release the most powerful processor from Qualcomm and thus assured of powerful performance. There is at least 8GB of RAM memory and 128 or 256GB of storage available. Xiaomi is taking the safe bet and applying the fastest LPDDR5 RAM combined with UFS 3.1 storage for the best performance.

Main Xiaomi 12 specifications

  • Compact 6.28" DotDisplay with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz display
  • 50+13+8MP camera with 123° ultra-wide angle and macro lens + 8K video
  • 32MP selfie camera with f/2.45 lens + portrait mode and AI Beautify
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with 8/128, 8/256 or 12/256GB of RAM/storage
  • 4500mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging + 50W wireless
  • 5G and Dual-SIM support
  • Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos sound from Harman Kardon

Professional camera for motion

Xiaomi further focuses on the camera features. On the back of the 12 is a 50MP main camera, according to Xiaomi this is even a professional camera. The Sony camera sensor has built-in optical image stabilization (OIS) for sharper results. Camera specifications tell only one side of the story. Xiaomi has built special software including motion tracking focusing for smoother videos with consistent autofocus. And focusing continuously on your subject's eye creates usable videos when there is a lot of movement. The result is natural and professional-looking videos. There is also a 13MP ultra-wide-angle with wide 123° lens and a 5MP telephoto macro camera for close-ups of 3 and 7cm. The latter we would only have liked to see exchanged for a real and much more useful zoom camera.

Xiaomi 12 in the news

Xiaomi 12 Weibo

Press materials Xiaomi 12 released, shows some specs

Rumors ·

The launch of the Xiaomi 12 is scheduled for December 28. Before then, quite a lot needs to be done. Production has to be started, sales partners have to be informed and press material has to be made. The latter has been done, because we have one of those.

This is a Chinese poster that figures the Xiaomi 12 including some highlights of the device. Starting with a 6.28-inch FHD display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and 120Hz screen refresh.

Xiaomi 12 press poster

The panel of the Xiaomi 12 has bagged an A+ score from DisplayMate. There is also a 50MP camera with a 1/1.28" sensor, optical image stabilization (OIS) and an f/1.9 lens. The camera also has 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. The battery is on the right side with 4500 mAh and can be charged quickly with a maximum of 67 Watts. So far, few surprises.

Xiaomi 12 price

Possibly, the Xiaomi 12 therefore also has to rely on its price. For a flagship, the price seems to be pretty good. A starting price of 3699 CNY is equivalent to 513 Euros. There is still tax on top, import duties and shipping which possibly results in a slightly lower price for which the Xiaomi Mi 11 was released at the time.

As mentioned, we will hear more on December 28 when Xiaomi officially announces the device. This will first happen in homeland China, after which a worldwide launch will hopefully follow. Whether Xiaomi will then also announce the Xiaomi 12 Pro is obvious, but nothing is certain these days.

Source : Weibo

Xiaomi 12 Series Weibo

Xiaomi 12 back cover pops up, possibly announced soon

Rumors ·

If the rumors are true, we are looking at the back of the upcoming Xiaomi 12. We don't see a complete device yet, so we still have to guess. Fortunately, the source provides an explanation and a possible launch date.

Xiaomi seems to want to apply a large camera sensor on the Xiaomi 12. We can see a relatively large hole at the top. Possibly a 200MP large sensor? Xiaomi would then be the first to put so many megapixels in a mobile phone. It was earlier rumored that Xiaomi's first phone with a 200MP camera wouldn't come before the second half of 2022.

Xiaomi 12 rear panel

The camera system also consists of a macro camera and an ultra-wide-angle lens, as described by the caption. Although the source doesn't say anything about a telephoto camera, we would be surprised if it was missing. The two remaining cutouts would be for the flash and other sensors.

First with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Earlier Xiaomi made it clear which processor the Xiaomi 12 will get. That's Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Expect this chipset in more flagships including the Samsung Galaxy S22.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm is switching to a new naming scheme. The chipset itself gets eight cores based on a 4nm process. Compared to the Snapdragon 888, the CPU should be about 20% faster and the GPU as much as 30% while the power consumption is significantly lower.

Announcement Xiaomi 12 series

Besides the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 12 Pro and 12X are also expected. That entire series could possibly be announced soon, possibly this month. According to the same Digital Chat Station as early as December 28.


Most important Xiaomi 12 specifications

Dimensions 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm
Weight 180 grams
EAN code 8033779064029, 8033779064012, 6934177763892, 6934177763878, 6934177763793, 6934177763779, 6934177763731, 6934177763717, 6934177763694, 5413729241084, 5413729241077, 5413729241060
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 12
Color display 6.28 inch, DotDisplay, hole-punch display
Camera 13 MP, 5 MP, 50 MP
Processor 1.8 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa core
Secondary camera 32 MP
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

All Xiaomi 12 specifications

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 Current product 
Fingerprint recognition
Color display6.28 inch, DotDisplay, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera13 MP, 5 MP, 50 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Processor1.8 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa coreOcta core
Secondary camera32 MP10 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4500 mAh4500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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