Xiaomi puts the focus on the camera with the launch of the smartphone 12 Pro
Mobile tech giant Xiaomi gave smartphone photography a boost with the launch of the flagship 12 Pro, which sports a sizable bump on the back that houses three 50 MP cameras – with the main module built. around Sony’s large IMX707 sensor for the promise of improved low-light shots.
The 1 / 1.28-inch sensor at the core of the main camera uses 4-in-1 2.44 µm pixels, which Xiaomi says should deliver a 49% improvement in light-capturing prowess by compared to the previous generation. This performance is further bolstered by the company’s night mode algorithm, making the leader of the 50-megapixel triple camera pack something of a low-light beast.
The remaining cameras in the line use a JN1 image sensor, one ultra-wide with a 115-degree field of view and the other offering 2x telephoto capabilities. The night mode algorithm is also available for use with these modules. And a dual LED flash completes the picture.
The 12 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s latest mobile processing platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which comes with a 3 GHz Kryo processor, 7th generation AI engine, new GPU for much improved graphics rendering and a 5G modem supposedly to cap at 10 Gbps.
To help with system stability, Xiaomi has included a cooling system with a2 steam chamber quench plate and three large graphite sheets to dissipate heat.
The smartphone can be equipped with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of built-in storage, it sports a 6.73-inch screen using Samsung’s E5 LTPO OLED technology at 3,200 x 1,440 pixels, with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1500 nits of peak brightness, plus support for HDR10 + and Dolby Vision. The handset also includes two speakers with custom mid-woofers and tweeters, sound tuned by Harman Kardon, and support for Dolby Atmos.
The 12 Pro is said to feature the industry’s first 4600mAh single-cell battery for more capacity over dual-cell designs without increasing the overall battery size, and is also capable of 120W fast charging and charging. wireless 50 W.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro runs Xiaomi’s new MIUI 13 operating system and goes on sale in China starting today for a starting price of RMB 4,699 (which converts to around US $ 740, well that there is currently no word on global availability).
Also up for grabs is a standard Xiaomi 12 version, which is built around the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, can be achieved with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, comes with a 6.28 inch OLED display, 120 Hz at 2400. x 1080 pixels and 1100 nits of peak brightness, and a tri-camera setup including a 50 MP main, 13 MP ultra-wide, and 5 MP telemacro. The price of this handset starts at 3,699 RMB.
And in an exceptional launch, Xiaomi added a new smartwatch and a pair of wireless headphones to the outlet pot.
The Watch S1 starts at RMB 1,099 and features a stainless steel bezel and 1.43-inch AMOLED display under sapphire crystal. In addition to notifications and mobile apps, the laptop supports up to 117 fitness modes. The battery is rated as good for up to 12 days of regular use or 24 days of standby time, and the smartwatch is water resistant up to 5ATM.
The RMB 449 Xiaomi Buds 3 True Wireless Earphones are designed with two magnetic drivers and offer 40dB of active noise cancellation in three modes. Up to 7 hours of playtime per charge can be expected, or up to a total of 32 hours with the charging case.