Xiaomi is all set to launch a new flagship phone in India next week. The company is hosting an event on April 27 in India, where it will be launching the latest Xiaomi 12 Pro flagship device. To recall, the Xiaomi 12 Pro was launched in China late last year along with the vanilla Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X. The trio made their global debut back in March and finally, the Xiaomi 12 series will be launched in India in the last week of April.
In India, only the Xiaomi 12 Pro, which is the top of the line phone in the series, will be launched. But, the other two models 一 the Xiaomi 12X and 12 are expected to launch in India a few weeks later. For now, along with the 12 Pro, the company is launching the Xiaomi Pad 5 and the new Mi TV 5A. In this article, we will take a look at all the details about the upcoming flagship phone from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
The Xiaomi 12 Pro will launch in India on April 27. The company has scheduled the launch event for at 12:30 PM IST and the event will be live-streamed on Xiaomi India’s YouTube. For those who can’t watch live action, live updates will be given on Twitter and Facebook platforms.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Expected Price in India
The Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at $999 in the global market for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model, which is roughly around Rs 76,100. However, in India, it could be priced more aggressively to rival the OnePlus 10 Pro, Realme GT 2 Pro, and the Iqoo 9 Pro. We are expecting the Xiaomi 12 Pro to start around Rs 60,000 if not around Rs 55,000 for the base variant in India.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Expected Sale Date
Since the device is launching on April 27, we can expect the flagship phone to go on sale in the first week of May. The device will be available on Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Stores across India. During the sale, we are also expecting some bank offers to bring the overall price of the phone down, at least for the initial few days.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Expected Specifications and Features
Here’s a look at the key specifications and features of the Xiaomi 12 Pro:
120W Fast Charging
The Xiaomi 12 Pro will come with support for 120W fast charging. The device is packed with a 4,600mAh battery unit and in the Boost mode, the phone charges to 100% in just 18 minutes and the Standard mode takes 24 minutes. On top of this, the phone also supports 50W wireless turbocharging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
50MP Triple Rear Cameras
Like last year’s Mi 11 Ultra, the Xiaomi 12 Pro will offer three primary cameras. There is a 50MP Sony IMX707 lens with an f/1.9 aperture and OIS. In addition to this, there is a 50MP ultra-wide angle lens with 115-degree FoV and a 50MP telephoto lens with f/1.948 aperture and 48mm equivalent focal length. The Sony IMX707 can take in 120% more light and offer more details in night mode. Some of the camera features include Xiaomi ProFocus, which tracks motion and eye, Ultra Night mode, portrait HDR, long exposure, Pro mode, RAW mode, and more. In terms of video, the phone can capture up to 8K at 24fps.
120Hz LTPO AMOLED Display
The flagship phones come with a top of a line display as well. You get a 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED screen on the front with a WQHD+ resolution ( 3200 x 1440 pixels), 522 ppi pixel density, 120Hz refresh rate, and LTPO. It also supports a touch sampling rate up to 480Hz. Other screen features include DCI-P3 colour gamut, JNCD≈0.43, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content support, and 1500 nits of peak brightness. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Other Expected Specifications and Features
Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. For selfies and video calls, the phone comes with a 32 MP in-display snapper. In terms of software, the device will run on MIUI 13 based on Android 12. The device is packed with a quad-speaker setup along with support for Dolby Atmos and Harman Kardon’s sound.
Furthermore, the 12 Pro phones come with Wi-Fi 6 / Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity options. In terms of design, the phone will be available in Blue, Purple, and Gray colour options globally and we can expect the same in India as well. The phone measures 8.16mm thick and weighs 205 grams. Other features include X-axis linear vibration motor, NFC, IR blaster, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Sadly, there is no headphone jack with this one.