Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro announced: Snapdragon 8 Gen1, 120W fast charging

Xiaomi's new flagship Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro smartphones packs Snapdragon 8 Gen1, up to 12GB RAM, 120Hz display, and oh-so-much more.

Published Wed, Dec 29 2021 11:30 PM CST   |   Updated Fri, Jan 21 2022 4:30 AM CST

Xiaomi has just unleashed its new Xiaomi 12 family of smartphones, packing Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen1, with 3 phones announced: Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and the knocked-down Xiaomi 12x smartphone.

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The new flagship Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a larger 6.7-inch QHD display with a smooth 120Hz display, as well as Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. There's up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage included, with a larger 4600mAh battery -- the higher-end Xiaomi 12 Pro has 120W wired charging (yeah, that's fast) and 50W of wireless charging (which is also fast).

The normal Xiaomi 12 has a 6.28-inch FHD 120Hz display, with a peak brightness of 1100 nits and Gorilla Glass Victus that protects the phone from drops, scratches, and more. Inside, is a 4500mAh battery with 67W fast-charging over USB-C, and the same 50W wireless charging as the higher-end Xiaomi 12 Pro.

The lower-end Xiaomi 12x -- which IMO sounds like a better name for its flagship phone, versus the Xiaomi 12 Pro -- has the Snapdragon 870 chipset, and it lacks both wireless charging capabilities and Dolby Vision support. You wouldn't tell much of a difference from the outside, but inside there are obvious changes.

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Xiaomi will be shipping its new Xiaomi 12 smartphones with Android 11 out of the box, but Xiaomi has just announced its new Android 12-based MIUI 13 update but it won't drop onto these new smartphones until January 2022 -- next month.

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