Ahead of the new year, Xiaomi is launching its flagship smartphones and a raft of other products. You probably know a fair bit about the Xiaomi 12 series. And although the lineup is rumored to include the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X, and Xiaomi 12 Ultra, only the former two are expected in today’s event. Not only that, alongside, you could also witness the debut of Xiaomi Watch S1.

Now before we get into the weeds about these devices, here’s where and when you can watch the live event:

Xiaomi 12 series launch event livestream

The Xiaomi 12 series launch event will be live-streamed from China at 5:30 IST. You will be able to watch it on the Xiaomi China website and the social media site Weibo.

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Coming to the products, starting with the watch:

Xiaomi Watch S1 details we know

From the teaser images surfaced online, we learn that the Watch S1 will have a round watch face and two buttons on the right side. The metallic build could be either Stainless Steel or Aluminum. It looks svelte and rather minimal.

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That’s about it. We don’t know about the inherent software. The chances are thin that it would bear Wear OS and so our bet is on RTOS. And while we are at it, we also speculate the presence of common features like heart rate and SpO2 sensors, GPS, etc.

Anyways, we won’t have to wait much longer to have the full details about the watch. Well, the same goes for the Xiaomi 12 phones.

Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro specs (expected)

Xiaomi 12 will sport a 6.28-inch 120Hz AMOLED with a peak brightness of 1200 nits, 419 PPI pixel density, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Within its punch-hole cutout, there will be a 20MP selfie snapper.

Swivel to the rear and the back cameras would be led by a 50MP shooter, followed by a 13MP ultrawide clicker, and a 32MP 3x zoom telephoto lens.

Inside, the device will be wielding a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage, and a 4500mAh battery. The handset will support 67W fast charging, 30W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12 Pro will feature a 6.73-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED LTPO screen with 3200×1440 pixel resolution, and a 480Hz touch sampling rate. Other rumored specs are Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, up to 12GB RAM, 512GB of storage, a 50MP triple camera setup, a 4600mAh battery backed by a 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

Also, both phones are likely to ship with MIUI 13 (based on Android 12) out of the box.


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