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Meet the Four Xiaomi Devices Announced in India Today

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Today marks another milestone in the India tech space as Xiaomi unveiled multiple devices in a product launch conference tag: “Innovation for a Brighter Future.” The devices include Xiaomi Smart TV X Series, Redmi Watch 3 Active, Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones 2 and the Redmi 12 smartphone series. Now, let’s take a tour of all the devices one after the other.

Redmi 12 Smartphone Series

The Redmi 12 entered the market in two series: 4G and 5G model. As seen from the image, the “glass design back” on the smartphone is a first for a Redmi smartphone, according to Xiaomi.

The Redmi 12’s glass back, according to the brand, has the best scratch resistance in its class. The phone appeared to withstand a thorough scratch test method just well in a showcase video.

Redmi 12 4G and 5G Model Compared

The 6.79-inch 1080p display on the Redmi 12 4G gives it a similar appearance to the 5G model. It is powered by the Mediatek Helio G88 SoC and has the same IP53 rating. Its rear panel is made of glass. The smartphone has a 5,000 mAh battery as well, and its USB type-C connection supports 18W rapid charging. The Redmi 12 4G includes a triple camera system with a 50 MP wide-angle lens, a specialized ultra-wide angle lens, and a macro lens, in contrast to the Redmi 12 5G.

Unlike the 4G model, the Redmi 12 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, a one-of-its-kind in a budget smartphone. It has up to 8GB of RAM with an extra 8GB of virtual RAM. It comes with 128GB and 256GB storage options with extendable 1TB storage with a microSD card.

A 50MP camera and a 2MP depth sensor are both present on the rear of the Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G. You have an 8MP front-facing sensor for selfies. Additionally, this is the first Redmi smartphone to feature a camera film filter. The Redmi 12 5G now has some of the portrait mode processing power of the Xiaomi 13 Pro. In the few demoed samples, the phone appears to handle edge detection quite well.

Pricing and Availability

As revealed at the launch event, the Redmi 12 5G is available in three variants: The 4GB RAM and 128 GB storage will retail for a net effective price of Rs 10,999 after Rs 1,000 bank offer. Similarly, the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will retail for Rs 12,499, and the 8 GB RAM and 256 GB variant of the Redmi 12 5G will cost Rs 14,499.

On the other hand, a 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage filled Redmi 12 4G and goes official for Rs 8,999, while the 6 GB and the 128 GB variant costs Rs 10,499. According to the Chinese brand, the duo series will be on sale on 4th August, 12 Noon and available on mi.com, Flipkart and Xiaomi Retail partners.

Redmi Watch 3 Active

Although there are some significant differences, the new Redmi Watch 3 Active resembles the Redmi Watch 2 Lite from the previous year. The smartwatch’s 1.85-inch LCD screen is a sizable one and has 450 nits of brightness. A 60Hz refresh rate is also available on the panel for a fluid scrolling experience.

The Redmi Watch 3 Active works with both iPhones and Android smartphones. Users must connect to the watch using Bluetooth 5.3 and control it using the Mi Fitness app. Additionally, users of the programme can choose from over 200 watch faces.

Xiaomi guarantees a 12-day battery backup with average usage. A magnetic charging cable is included in the packaging, but no adapter. The Redmi Watch 3 Active, according to Xiaomi, enables rapid charging and can reach 100% battery life in 1 hour and 40 minutes. The Redmi Watch 3 Active has a suggested retail price of Rs 2,999, and sales through official Xiaomi outlets will start on August 3.

Xiaomi Smart TV X Series

Weeks after the firm unveiled the Smart TV X Pro series, Xiaomi released the new Smart TV X-series. The TVs come in four sizes: 43 inches, 50 inches, 55 inches, and 65 inches. Other than display variations, specifications are consistent between models.

Xiaomi Smart TV X Series
Xiaomi Smart TV X Series Launched | Image credit: @XiaomiIndia/Twitter

The display supports Dolby Vision and has a resolution of 3840×2160. The contrast and brightness of the information on the screen are adjusted by the Xiaomi TV using a custom “Vivid Picture Engine” chip. It uses Google TV OS and has a quad-core chipset for power.

The speaker system is advertised as having a 30W output. Additionally, DTS and Dolby are supported. Dual-band Wi-Fi, two USB-A ports, and three HDMI connectors are further noteworthy features.

For the 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch models of the Xiaomi Smart TV X series, prices range from Rs 26,999 to Rs 58,999. Beginning on August 4, Xiaomi Smart TV sales will begin.

Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones 2

And finally, the new Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones 2, which wraps up the event, comes with great comfort owing to its Bluetooth 5.2, supercharge tech, Type-C charging, multi-point pairing, 16 hours of non-stop playback, and much more.

Additionally, it has IPX5-rated sweat and water resistance. Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones 2 goes official at a pricing range of Rs 1,199.

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