Arriving soon: a few more Xiaomi 12 series phones
Xiaomi’s newest flagship phone should be available in India within the next few weeks. Despite the fact that the exact launch date has not yet been announced, the company has hinted(opens in new tab) that it will be announced on April 12.
In the meantime, a reliable leaker named Yogesh Brar has revealed a rough estimate of the phone’s price. It could cost up to Rs. 65,000 in India for the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
Even though he hasn’t revealed a release date, he does promise that the phone will be available “soon.” There is no way of knowing for sure if this will be the base price for all of the device’s variants, or if this is merely a preliminary estimate.
To refresh your memory, the Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at CNY 4699 (roughly Rs 56,150) for the entry-level model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and goes all the way up to CNY 5399 (roughly Rs 64,250) for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. For the 8GB and 256GB models, the price in international markets starts at $999.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro could be offered at a discount in India when compared to its international counterparts. However, the Moto Edge 30 Pro and Realme GT 2 Pro are both under Rs. 50,000, while the iQoo 9 Pro and the Galaxy S22 lineup are even more expensive than the iQoo 9 Pro and the Galaxy S22.
There will be more devices on the way.
There is no word yet on when Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12x will go on sale. Although we’ve heard rumours about a Lite version accompanying the Pro version, we don’t know for certain yet.
According to Xiaomi’s VP of marketing, Amit Brar, the Mi 11x and Mi 11x Pro aren’t the only devices the company is working on right now. He said that MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 for the Xiaomi 12x and Dimensity 9000 for the latter may be preferred by the phone manufacturer.
As opposed to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, both of these devices are projected to be more cheap. The fact that even Samsung intends to make use of these chipsets in its forthcoming flagship devices speaks volumes.