Xiaomi is finally releasing the 12 series globally. The three phones confirmed at launch are the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Xiaomi 12, and the Xiaomi 12X – though the latter hasn’t yet been confirmed to get a UK release.
The 12 and 12 Pro are some of the first phones to feature the
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. They also boast a 50Mp triple-camera set-up, which is capable of 8K recording.
You can find out more in our reviews of the
Xiaomi 12 and
Xiaomi 12 Pro. However, if you are keen to get your hands on one of these phones, then we have all the information we know about pre-ordering the Xiaomi 12 series.
We have related articles for the
Samsung Galaxy S22 series, and the
Oppo Find X5 series.
When will the Xiaomi 12 series be released?
The Xiaomi 12 series release information differs depending on where you are.
In the UK, the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro have been confirmed to launch on 15 April, with pre-orders available now.
Typically, Xiaomi doesn’t sell its handsets in the US, so we don’t expect the phones to be on sale in America.
How much does the Xiaomi 12 series cost?
The Xiaomi 12 series starts from £749/$649, with different configurations for RAM and storage depending on the region.
All three phones come in either grey, purple or blue. Here is how much each model costs, along with newly-unveiled UK pricing:
Xiaomi 12 Pro
- 8GB+256GB – $999 (not available in the UK)
- 12GB+256GB – £1,049
- 8GB+128GB – $749/£749
- 8GB+256GB – £849
- 12GB+256GB – TBC
Xiaomi 12X (not available in the UK)
- 8GB+128GB – $649 (approximately £500)
- 8GB+256GB – TBC
Best Xiaomi 12 deals
Customers who purchase a phone in the Xiaomi 12 series will get up to three months of YouTube Premium for free, something which usually costs £11.99/$11.99 per month.
YouTube Premium you can watch videos ad-free, play videos whilst the screen is locked, download videos for offline viewing, and stream
YouTube Music Premium with no interruptions.
Pre-ordering a Xiaomi 12 Pro will also nab you a new Xiaomi Watch S1 (worth £199), while Xiaomi 12 pre-orders can be paired with a Mi Smart Clock, Mi Smart Speaker and two Mi 360 Cameras bundle. You can also grab a £50 rebate one week after purchasing the phone. These offers actually run from 1 April to 28 April in the UK.
We expect more deals to roll out in the coming weeks – stay tuned.
Where to pre-order the Xiaomi 12 series SIM-free
Here’s where you can pre-order the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro in the UK SIM-free:
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Where to pre-order the Xiaomi 12 series on contract
Here’s what carriers currently have the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro available, with the starting prices:
Xiaomi 12 Pro