The Xiaomi 12 launch event is over! It kicked off at 3:30am PT / 6:30am ET / 11:30am GMT and 7:30pm ACT, and lasted a whopping two and a half hours.
It didn't come alone - as well as the Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro, there was the Mi 12X, updates to MIUI, a new smartwatch, new headphones and more.
This was a China-only launch, and we’d expect the mobile to get unveiled for global markets in early 2022. This is exactly what happened for the Mi 11 a year ago, as that was shown off for China on December 26, and then rolled out globally in February.
Despite this launch event not being the ‘global’ one, the phone will be exactly the same. Today we heard all about the new flagship mobile phone including the camera specs, screen size and resolution, charging speed, design and more.
The Xiaomi 12 will likely end up as a close rival for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Oppo Find X4 and OnePlus 10 when they launch, so it’s definitely worth paying attention to whatever happens today.
If you’re keen to watch the Xiaomi 12 launch, you can find a link to a live stream here. Bear in mind, as a Chinese launch it’s not in English - but in this live blog, we’ll be bringing you all the important information you need.
But given that the XIaomi 12 launch is over, it might be easier to catch up using our beat-by-beat analysis below.