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Xiaomi has just officially unveiled their latest flagship devices, the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12, for global markets with both new models making their way to Ireland and the UK in April.

Originally launched in China just after Christmas, these new handsets unsurprisingly,, pack some very impressive tech and features with a breakdown of the key specs below.

Xiaomi 12 Pro

The new Xiaomi 12 flaunts a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz of high refresh rate. It has curved sides on the screen which have 1500nits of peak brightness and 1000nits of peak brightness. The device also boasts HDR10+ contents with 12-bit color depth and Dolby Vision. To add to this, the display received DisplayMate’s A+ certification and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Xiaomi 12 Pro (2) - TheEffect.NetPowering the device is Qualcomm’s flagship processor – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It is a 4nm chipset that integrates an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2, three Cortex-A710, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at the speed of 3.00GHz, 2.50GHz, and 1.80GHz respectively. Likewise, the graphics department is handled by Adreno 730.

As for memory, you can choose from three configurations – 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB of USF 3.1. Unfortunately, you cannot further expand the internal storage since there is no microSD card slot. On the software front, it comes with Android 12 out-of-the-box running on top of MIUI 13.

When it comes to cameras, the new Xiaomi flagship sports a triple camera setup with a 50MP primary camera of f/1.9 aperture. It has a 1.22-microns pixel capacity with the support of PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The device also has a 50MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 115-degree field of view. This one however has a pixel capacity of 1.12-microns. Finally, the setup is completed with a 50MP telephoto macro shooter with 2x optical zoom.

Xiaomi 12 Pro - TheEffect.NetUpfront, there is a 32MP selfie snapper of 0.7-microns pixel capacity. While the rear camera can record up to 8K videos at the rate of 24 frames per second with HDR10 contents and 4K videos at the rate of 30 frames per second with HDR10+ contents, the front camera is limited to 1080p videos at 30/60 frames per second. Finally, the rear camera module also holds a Dual-LED dual-tone flash for better night shots.

Moving on to audio, there are stereo speakers for the loudspeaker. But, it doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack for headphones. The speakers however are tuned by Harmon Kardon that sports 24-bit/192kHz audio.

Fueling the device is a decently-sized 4,600mAh battery cell with 120W fast charging support. It also has 50W wireless charging capability alongside 10W reverse wireless charging. It also has the Surge P1 chip unlike that of the Vanilla version. For biometrics, there is an optical in-display fingerprint sensor and a software-based face unlock system.

Xiaomi 12 Pro - TheEffect.NetXiaomi 12

The new Xiaomi 12 flaunts a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz of high refresh rate. It has curved sides on the screen. The device also boasts HDR10+ contents with 12-bit color depth and Dolby Vision. Like the Pro model, the display received DisplayMate’s A+ certification and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Powering the device is Qualcomm’s flagship processor – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It is a 4nm chipset that integrates an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2, three Cortex-A710, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at the speed of 3.00GHz, 2.50GHz, and 1.80GHz respectively.

Xiaomi 12 (1) - TheEffect.NetAs for memory, you can choose from three configurations – 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB of USF 3.1. Unfortunately, like the Xiaomi 12 Pro model, you cannot further expand the internal storage since there is no microSD card slot. On the software front, it comes with Android 12 out-of-the-box running on top of MIUI 13.

For the 12’s camera set up, the device sports a triple camera setup with a 50MP primary camera of f/1.9 aperture. It has a 2.0-microns pixel capacity (4-in-1pixel binning) with the support of PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It is a 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 sensor that is replaced from that in Xiaomi 12 Pro. The device also has a 13MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.4 aperture and a 123-degree field of view. This one however has a pixel capacity of 1.12-microns. Finally, the setup is completed with a 5MP telephoto macro shooter.

Xiaomi 12 (2) - TheEffect.NEtUpfront, there is a 32MP selfie snapper of 0.7-microns pixel capacity, just like the 12 Pro. Again, like the Pro model, while the rear camera can record up to 8K videos at the rate of 24 frames per second with HDR10 contents and 4K videos at the rate of 30 frames per second with HDR10+ contents, the front camera is limited to 1080p videos at 30/60 frames per second.

Fueling the device is a medium 4,500mAh battery cell with 67W fast charging support. It also has 50W wireless charging capability alongside 10W reverse wireless charging. However, it doesn’t have the Surge P1 chip like that of the Pro version. For biometrics, there is an optical in-display fingerprint sensor and a software-based face unlock system.

Xiaomi 12 - TheEffect.NEtXiaomi 12 & Xiaomi 12 Pro Irish Pricing & Availability

Xiaomi 12

  • Sales start: 22nd April
  • 8​+256GB – €899
  • Operators: Vodafone and Three
  • Open market: Tesco Ireland, Euronics Group, Expert Group, JAV Electronics and DID

If you order before 20th May, you can claim a Mi Smart Clock, Mi Smart Speaker and two Mi 360 Cameras (1080P).

Xiaomi 12 Pro

  • Sales start: 22nd April
  • 12+256GB – €1099
  • Operators: Vodafone
  • Open market: Euronics Group, Expert Group, JAV Electronics and DID

If you order before 20th May, you can claim a Xiaomi Watch S1.

Also coming to Ireland are a host of Xiaomi’s latest ecosystem products, including the Xiaomi Watch S1 Series and Xiaomi Buds 3 and 3T Pro:

  • Xiaomi Watch S1 – €249
  • Xiaomi Watch S1 Active – €199
  • Xiaomi Buds 3 – €129
  • Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro – €169

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