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Xiaomi launches its latest flagship smartphone line, the Xiaomi 12 series

With high-refresh rate, big batteries, and 50MP cameras

We’ve already seen Xiaomi‘s 12 series debuted in China, but the new budget-flagship line-up has officially been launched globally.

There are three Xiaomi 12 models, the standard 12, a larger version of it in the form of the 12 Pro and the more wallet-friendly option called the 12X. All three promise huge features with a fairly modest price tag.

Xiaomi 12 series specs: what are they packing?

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the more premium option in the line-up. It boasts a larger 6.73-inch, high-resolution AMOLED display, with support for a high-refresh-rate. That means all the pixels on this mammoth of the screen will be buttery smooth. Underneath these pixels, you’ll find an in-display fingerprint reader to secure your phone.

With a 4,600mAh battery and support for fast-charging, Xiaomi’s 12 Pro should have no problem lasting you the day either. As you may have come to expect, it also supports fast wireless charging, and has a feature for reverse wireless charging (to power up your other devices).

The camera on Xiaomi’s 12 Pro doesn’t mess around, either. With a 50MP main snapper, a 50MP ultrawide, and a 50MP 2x zoom camera, the smartphone certainly boasts a high pixel count. The camera sensors run on some of Sony‘s most powerful mobile offerings, so the cameras should hold up in the real world. There’s also a 32MP selfie-cam, so you can snap some just-as-clear shots on the front.

Xiaomi’s other devices in the 12 series aren’t quite as strong but still deliver some impressive specs. The standard 12 has a 6.28-inch display, a 4,500mAh battery, a less powerful main snapper, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a macro lens replacing the 2x zoom lens. The 12X comes even more scaled-back with more-or-less the same specs as the standard 12, but with a less powerful processor. The 12 and 12 Pro are powered by Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, while the 12X packs the less powerful Snapdragon 870.

All the devices have options for either 8 or 12GB of RAM, and 128 or 256GB storage. The Xiaomi 12 series ships with the company’s custom version of Android, MIUI.

You can pick up the 12X for $649, the standard 12 for $749, and the 12 Pro for $999. All three devices go on sale from Xiaomi today, and start shipping soon after.

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Connor is a writer for Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website. He has been writing for around six years now, with writing across the web and in print too. Connor has experience on most major platforms, though does hold a place in his heart for macOS, iOS/iPadOS, electric vehicles, and smartphone tech. Just like everyone else around here, he’s a fan of gadgets of all sorts! Aside from writing, Connor is involved in the startup scene. This exciting involvement puts him at the front of new and exciting tech, always on the lookout for innovating products.

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