Tech Tools: Xiaomi unveils new flagship 12 Series

Chinese manufacturer’s smartphones come with a 50-megapixel rear camera

Xiaomi 12 Series: The 12 Pro, 12 and 12X each have their own distinct features.

Xiaomi 12 Series

Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi has just unveiled its new flagship device, the Xiaomi 12 Series. The series includes the 12 Pro, 12 and 12X, each with its own distinct features. The phones come with a 50-megapixel rear camera, with the 12 Pro offering a 50 Megapixel ultra-wide camera and 50MP telephoto lens.

The 12 includes a 5 MP telemacro camera, while the 12X ditches the more advanced features such as the ultra night video, one-click AI cinema, and motion-tracking, eye-tracking focus and motion.

Adaptive display

The 12 Pro offers a 6.7 inch Adaptive Pro display that moves between 1Hz and 120Hz refresh rate, depending on content. The 6.23-inch display on the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X of adaptive display.


The 12 Pro and 12 are powered by Qualcomm's most advanced mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, while the 12X comes with the Snapdragon 870, which is designed for everyday use. All three devices come with AMOLED Dot Displays, with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and support HDR 10+.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist