March 15, 2022

Xiaomi has announced the new Xiaomi 12 rangewith a 12 Pro flagship smartphone, which has a 50MP triple camera system, with an ultra-wide, wide (standard) and telephoto camera system on the back.

The main 50MP wide camera features a larger than normal Sony IMX707 50MP sensor, which Xiaomi calls “ultra-wide”, and the sensor size is a 1/1.28 inch sensor, with 1 pixels. .22 microns, which doubles to 2.44 microns with 4in1 fusion. The three cameras let you shoot at 50MP if you want.

Xiaomi 12 Pro in black

Xiaomi 12 Pro in black

Key Features of Xiaomi 12 Pro

  • 50MP triple camera system on the back
  • Ultrawide 50MP, f/2.2
  • Wide 50MP, f/1.9, OIS, 8K video recording, 4K HDR+ recording
  • 50MP telephoto, f/1.9, 48mm equivalent
  • 32MP, f/2.45, Super Pixel 4in1 front camera
  • 6.73-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, 20:9, WQHD+ resolution, HDR10+
  • 120W HyperCharge charging, 4600mAh battery

There is also an “Ultra Night Video” function, as well as an “Ultra Night Photo” and a “Night Portrait Mode”.

Xiaomi 12 Pro in three different color options

Xiaomi 12 Pro in three different color options

the Xiaomi 12 features a 6.28-inch screen, 4500mAh battery and a 50MP main camera (f/1.88 wide-angle) with a smaller sensor, ultra- wide 13 MP f/2.4 and a 5 MP telemacro camera with AF and 50 mm equivalent.

UK availability – The UK will launch the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in April. Full pricing and availability will be provided in the coming weeks.

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From Xiaomi:The Xiaomi 12 series redefines the flagship category

Cutting-edge AI algorithms and Snapdragon® mobile platforms deliver cinematic experiences

London, UK, March 15, 2022 – Xiaomi today announces the launch of the all-new flagship Xiaomi 12 series for global markets, comprising three groundbreaking devices: Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X.

Designed to provide users around the world with a state-of-the-art videography studio, the Xiaomi 12 Series offers impressive advances in Xiaomi’s AI algorithm, flagship processing power and high overall experience.

Capture cinematic images anytime
The Xiaomi 12 series enables users to record studio-quality shots in any scene, whether it’s difficult lighting conditions or moving objects. All three phones feature a pro-grade triple camera array for versatile shooting, with a huge 50MP main wide-angle camera, with 8K recording capabilities on Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro stands out with its state-of-the-art 50MP triple array, which includes a state-of-the-art Sony IMX707 ultra-wide main sensor. This sensor can capture large amounts of light and provides users with advanced imaging capabilities with faster focusing speeds and increased color accuracy. Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X feature a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, as well as a 5MP telemacro camera, ideal for filming from different perspectives.

Beyond the impressive hardware, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12 also advance Xiaomi’s proprietary AI algorithms. These innovations make it easier than ever for users to record every moment the way they want, even with dimly lit or moving subjects. Xiaomi ProFocus intelligently identifies and tracks objects, preventing fuzzy or blurry shots of moving or veiled subjects. These advancements also include eye and face autofocus capabilities. Ultra Night Video uses Xiaomi’s proprietary algorithms to record video even in extreme low-light conditions, which means atmospheric and moody shots are clearer than ever.

Available on all three devices, One-click AI Cinema offers plenty of creative options for jaw-dropping video editing, such as Parallel World, Freeze Frame Video, and Magic Zoom modes.

Xiaomi 12 Pro Series

Flagship processing, unprecedented performance and fuel efficiency

Flagship experience requires flagship performance. The Xiaomi 12 series features advanced Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM mobile platforms. Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12 are equipped with a Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 processor – Qualcomm’s most advanced mobile platform. Built on a 4nm process, this processor also increases GPU graphics rendering capabilities by 30% and power efficiency by 25% over the previous generation1. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 12X is powered by 5G flagship processor – Snapdragon® 870 – for smooth daily use. All three devices come with exceptional UFS 3.1 loading and data transfer speeds, as well as LPDDR5 RAM for memory speeds of up to 6,400 Mbps.

For an optimal product experience, the Xiaomi 12 series incorporates a high-performance cooling system, reinforced with an extra-large vapor chamber and multiple layers of graphite to provide cutting-edge cooling capacity.

Elevated entertainment experiences all around

The Xiaomi 12 series not only allows users to capture every moment in exquisite detail, but also allows them to relive those moments through an exceptional entertainment experience.

All three devices deliver vibrant viewing on an A+ rated AMOLED Dot Display by DisplayMate and with TrueColor support. For added peace of mind, the display features scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® and supports Dolby Vision®, the cutting-edge imaging technology that brings your content to life with vibrant colors and details. The Xiaomi 12 series also supports HDR 10+. Xiaomi 12 Pro is SGS Eye Care Display certified, which shows that it takes care of users’ long-term visual health during longer viewing sessions.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi 12 Pro redefines the flagship display with incredibly smooth viewing, scrolling, swiping and sliding. The device’s energy-efficient 6.73-inch WQHD+ display leverages AdaptiveSync Pro to intelligently adjust the LTPO dynamic display between 1Hz and 120Hz based on content.

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X offer Xiaomi’s most colorful smartphone display to date, with over 68 billion colors on 6.28-inch Full HD+ screens. Both feature 120Hz AdaptiveSync, for an incredibly high-definition, vibrant, flicker-free display that conveys every detail.

No cinematic experience is truly complete without professional quality sound. The Xiaomi 12 Series features SOUND BY Harmon Kardon and creates an immersive audio experience powered by Dolby Atmos®, delivering spatial sound with rich detail, clarity and realism in all your favorite entertainment. The Xiaomi 12 Pro’s quad speakers – in the form of two tweeters and two woofers – deliver clear detail and cover an astonishing range of sounds. Both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X offer balanced stereo sound ideal for immersive gaming or video.

To further optimize the basic user experience, the Xiaomi 12 series incorporates MIUI 13, which was released globally earlier this year. The update includes faster storage, higher background processing efficiency, smarter processing, and longer battery life. New features in the enhanced experience include Xiaomi’s exclusive Liquid Storage, Atomized Memory, Targeted Algorithms, and Smart Balance.

Next Generation Charging

To ensure that the Xiaomi 12 Series delivers professional-grade cinema and entertainment experiences all day long, the devices feature next-level charging speed and security.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro features an incredibly fast 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge. With a 4600 mAh battery fully charged in just 18 minutes in Boost mode, Xiaomi 12 Pro offers next-generation charging capabilities that meet user demands2.

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X pack 4,500 mAh batteries into compact cases. Both devices support 67W wired turbo charging for fast power up. Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12 also support 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging.

Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12 both leverage Xiaomi AdaptiveCharge, an intelligent charging algorithm that learns and adapts to charging habits, thereby extending battery life.

Flagship capabilities bundled into an iconic design

These pocket-sized portable movie studios fit comfortably in the palm of your hand thanks to the iconic user-centric design of the Xiaomi 12 Series. Slimmer high-capacity batteries and a narrower peak gap save valuable space in the device. The Xiaomi 12 Pro’s 6.73-inch screen is enclosed in a sleek central frame with sophisticated 3D curves. Meanwhile, the 6.28-inch screen of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X is only 69.9mm wide and accentuated with smooth curves for a perfect fit3. All three devices are available in gray, purple, and blue.

Operating system updates

Both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will receive 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches.

Free YouTube Premium

Xiaomi 12 series customers will receive up to three months of YouTube Premium for free, a measure allowing users to access the best ad-free and offline content where available 4. Benefits include YouTube Music Premium membership where users can get unlimited, ad-free access to over 80 million official songs as well as live performances, covers, and remixes.

Worldwide availability

  • Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in two variants, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and will be available starting at US$999.
  • Xiaomi 12 comes in three variants, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and will be available starting at US$749.
  • Xiaomi 12X comes in two variants, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and will be available starting at US$649.

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