This is the Xiaomi 12 variant specifically for the Chinese market, what's the difference?


In addition to releasing the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, Xiaomi has also released the Xiaomi 12X which is specifically for the Chinese market. How is it different from other variants?

Xiaomi 12X appears with lower specifications and a cheaper price. The main difference is in the system on a chip used, instead of using Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 like in Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X uses Snapdragon 870,

The screen size is 6.28 inch FHD Super AMOLED 120Hz like the Xiaomi 12, there are three rear cameras, and a 4,500 mAh battery and 67W charging. Xiaomi 12X is also not equipped with wireless charging nor reverse wireless charging.

The color variants are also the same as the Xiaomi 12, namely black, blue and pink. Price? the cheapest variant (8GB/128GB) starts at USD 502 . This phone will be sold in China starting December 31, 2021.

Xiaomi 12

For those of you who like compact phones, you will probably be happy with this Xiaomi 12. Carrying dimensions of 152.7×69.9×8.16mm with a weight of 179 grams (skin) and 180 grams (glass).

The screen carries a 6.28-inch Full HD + AMOLED panel that offers 1 billion colors and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. It supports 120 Hz refresh rate and up to 1,000 nits of brightness.

The 50 MP main camera on the back carries a Sony IMX766 sensor measuring 1/5.6 inch with 2.0μm pixels, and OIS. Xiaomi pairs it with a 12 MP ultra-wide camera and a 5 MP telemacro.

The brain is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The Xiaomi 12 battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh with 67W fast charging that can be fully charged in 39 minutes. The phone supports 50W wireless charging which promises to fully charge the battery in 53 minutes.

Xiaomi 12 Pro

The screen is 6.73 inches with 2K resolution and 1.07 billion colors, using an AMOLED LTPO panel from Samsung which features a dynamic refresh rate of 1-120Hz depending on the content being run.

It doesn't stop there, Xiaomi provides support for a maximum brightness level of 1,500 nits, HDR 10+ and Dolby Atmos. To be protected from scratches, Gorilla Glass Victus is provided.

Xiaomi 12 is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with LDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 ROM. The Sony IMX707 50 MP sensor is used in the main rear camera. It measures 1/2.8", supports pixel binning with a pixel size of 2.44µm and OIS. Xiaomi has also installed a 50 MP ultra-wide camera with JN1 sensor and a 5-MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom.

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