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The Xiaomi 12X Is a More Affordable Xiaomi 12 With Snapdragon 870 Instead

Completing the Xiaomi 12 series is the most affordable device of the lot, the Xiaomi 12X. Essentially, it is a more affordable version of the standard Xiaomi 12; the only difference lies in the chip powering the phone.

Instead of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the Xiaomi 12X is packed with a Snapdragon 870 SoC instead. This chip is essentially a faster version of the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm’s 2020 flagship processor.

Beyond the different chipset, the Xiaomi 12X is almost a carbon copy of the Xiaomi 12. It still has a compact design, thanks to its 69.9mm width and compact 6.28-inch 2400 x 1080 OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This is also a dual curved screen, giving the phone a sleeker, more modern-looking aesthetic.

Other specifications of the Xiaomi 12X include 8GB or 12GB of RAM, two UFS 3.1 storage options (128GB or 256GB), a triple camera system (50MP primary + 13MP ultra-wide angle + 5MP telephoto macro), a 32MP selfie camera, as well as a 4,500mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging.

The Xiaomi 12X is only available in China at the moment with a 3,199 Chinese yuan starting price – that comes up to about RM2,100. No word yet on the availability of the 12X in other markets.

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