Xiaomi launches the 12, 12 Pro and 12X in Europe from €590

After several months of waiting, Xiaomi has finally launched its new Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X smartphones in Europe. The manufacturer therefore took advantage of its conference to reveal the price of all the models.

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Xiaomi has just launched three new smartphones in Europe, the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro and 12X. Fans of the manufacturer are already familiar with these devices, since the Chinese manufacturer launched them on December 28 in China. However, we had to wait almost 3 months before seeing them arrive at our house.

Xiaomi 12 and 12X: two compact smartphones that look a lot alike

The Xiaomi 12 and 12X share a lot of technical characteristics in common. Both offer a more compact format than previous generations. In fact, they are equipped with a AMOLED FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) 120 Hz screen of only 6.28 inches. We can note the presence of Gorilla Glass Victus glass on all models as well as a fingerprint sensor under the screen. The stereo speakers are still signed Harman Kardon.

Xiaomi 12
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Smartphones are powered by a 4500mAh battery and compatible with the recharge rapide 67 W. On the photo side, smartphones rely on a three-camera configuration with a 50 MP IMX766 main sensor, a 13 MP ultra wide-angle sensor as well as a 5 MP macro sensor. We regret the absence of a telephoto lens, Xiaomi still refusing to opt for such a sensor on its smartphone. The selfie part is provided by a 32 MP sensor.

Xiaomi 12 photo
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The Xiaomi 12 and 12X have only two major differences: their processor and fast wireless charging. Indeed, while that the Xiaomi 12 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 high-end from Qualcomm, the Xiaomi 12X has to make do with a Snapdragon 870, which is still a very powerful processor. In addition, the Xiaomi 12 is compatible with 50W wireless fast charging, while the Xiaomi 12X cannot be charged by induction. The latter is therefore slightly lighter, with its 176 grams against 180 grams for the Xiaomi 12.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is Xiaomi’s new flagship

The Xiaomi 12 Pro uses the latest technologies from the Chinese manufacturer. We always find a SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1but the battery this time goes to 4600 mAh with a 120W fast charging. Thanks to an in-house Surge P1 chip, the smartphone is able to fully recharge in just 18 minutes. The fast wireless charging 50 W is still in the game, with 10 W reverse charging.

Xiaomi 12 Pro
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The Xiaomi 12 Pro’s screen is much bigger with a 6.73 inch diagonal, but remains smaller than that of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and its 6.81 inches. It is a slab AMOLED LTPO 2.0 which varies from 1 Hz to 120 Hz with 2K definition (3200 x 1400 pixels).

Xiaomi 12 Pro photo
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The Xiaomi 12 Pro offers a very different three-camera photo setup from the Xiaomi 12. a 50 MP Sony IMX707 main sensor much bigger than the Xiaomi 12, which allows it to capture much better shots in the dark. The ultra wide-angle sensor is a 50 MP Samsung JN1, and the third sensor is a JN1 telephoto lens offering 2X optical zoom. On the selfie side, we still find a 32 MP sensor.

Price and availability

Unlike China, Xiaomi has been much less aggressive on pricing in Europe. Indeed, the Xiaomi 12 is offered at the same price as last year’s Xiaomi Mi 11, but the price indicated is for the moment in dollars, and not in euros. This year, the Xiaomi 12 is offered from 749 dollars in its configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, although it was released cheaper than its predecessor in China. Although its technical sheet is almost identical, the Xiaomi 12X is much cheaper, with a starting price set at just $649 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

At last, Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at $999 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and is therefore almost as expensive as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra from last year. We can also note that it is only a few tens of euros more expensive than its main competitor, the Galaxy S22+ from Samsung at 1059 euros.

Xiaomi will launch its smartphones in France within a few days. Unfortunately for us, it seems that the prices in euros will be much higher than the prices announced today. We will of course keep you informed when smartphones are announced with us.

Price summary:

  • Xiaomi 12X 8 Go + 128 Go : 649 dollars (580 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12X 8 Go + 128 Go : 699 dollars (636 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12 8 Go + 128 Go : 749 dollars (681 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12 8 Go + 256 Go : 799 dollars (726 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro 8 Go + 128 Go : 999 dollars (909 euros)
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro 12 Go + 256 Go : 1099 dollars (999 euros)

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