The Xiaomi 12 is priced at 98,800 Kenya shillings. Xiaomi 12 has a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate, support HDR10+, peak brightness of 1100nits, 12bit colors, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. Xiaomi 12 is powered by a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G mobile platform that includes an octa-core processor that clocks at 2.84 GHz. 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM delivers outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens, and more.
Xiaomi 12 packs tripe rear cameras, 50MP+13MP+5MP, including a 50MP IMX766 sensor (1/1.56″, 1.0µm), 5MP macro, and 13MP ultrawide cameras. Advanced tracking tech has been added for better snaps of fast-moving objects. There is a 32MP front camera on the display which is convenient to take selfie photos and videos.
Xiaomi 12 price in Kenya and key features
|Price in Kenya||Ksh 91,800|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|OS||MIUI 13 based on Android 11|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + nano)|
|Rear Cameras||50MP + 13MP + 5MP|
|Features||In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, Dual speakers, Harman Kardon tuning, Dolby Atmos|
|Connectivity||5G SA/NSA,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, USB Type-C|
The Xiaomi 12
The Xiaomi 12 is a king even amongst flagships, with flagship features on the bleeding edge, with top its class super AMOLED 120Hz screen, a triple camera arrangement, 67W fast charging & wireless charging, a huge battery at 4500mAh, and the latest 888 Snapdragon chipset. It ticks pretty much every box, and then some. Add 5G to the mix and this phone is nothing but a beast! If anything, it’s very much a flagship, but not the most expensive on the market, which is a wonderful compromise!
The Xiaomi 12 comes with a 6.28-inch OLED 120Hz screen with a center punch-hole design for the selfie camera. It’s a massive screen, hardly a one-handed operation, with a screen-to-body ratio of 89.2%. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz refresh rate, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and supports HD10+ which makes it an absolute delight to consume media with. It has an aluminum frame, a glass back and a Corning Gorilla Victus front panel.
It is very bright and vivid, peaking at 1100 nits. It’s rated for IP53 dust and splash protection, though it has not been rated as waterproof. unfortunately, it loses the headphone jack, just like it has been conspicuously missing from other phones in this range. It has an on-screen fingerprint sensor, in addition to secure face unlock. It supports stereo speakers, which offer great sound when playing media.
The Xiaomi 12 is a beast with the latest flagship generation midrange Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) chipset, placing it on the top with the big boys. It has a Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) CPU paired with an Adreno 730 GPU, with storage options of 8/12 GB for RAM & 128/256 GB for ROM. It does not offer an expandable memory option.
Paired with the 120Hz screen, running the latest Android 12 with One MIUI 13 skin on top, the performance feels very fast and premium. The MIUI 13 is rich in customizations, supporting numerous always-on screen animations and true blacks. That is in addition to native Xiaomi apps and what’s good in the MUIU eco-system. Everything feels fast, fluid, and rich in color.
The Xiaomi 12 has a triple camera arrangement on the back. It comes with a decent 50 MP primary sensor, for those excellent daylight photos. The ultra-wide is a 13MP lens, with a 123˚field of view, giving it great immersion for those landscape or group photos. There is an extra 5MP macro telephoto lens for those nice, close-up photos with X3 optical zoom.
The video can support up to 8K video at 24 fps, with HDR supports & gyro-EIS stability assistance. It can also record 4k video at 30 fps with gyro-EIS & HDR10+. The selfie camera is a generous 32MP wide sensor, capable of 1080p video at 30/60fps. The selfies are great and well-lit.
We can’t fail to mention the charging speeds in The Xiaomi 12. At an impressive 67W fast charging, the phone can get to 100% in about 39 min, which is the industry-leading speed. in addition, it gets 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging! Seems like Xiaomi really went ham on the charging speeds, which makes it impressive by all standards.
That is in addition to the fact that it also comes with a Li-Po 4500mAh non-removable battery. Even with the high refresh rate screen, this should be more than enough. It supports NFC for contactless payments and has an IR blaster. The device is very much a serious contender in the flagship sector. It comes in Black, Green, Blue, and Pink
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