Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone Xiaomi 12 Pro has been listed on Amazon ahead of its impending launch. The microsite on Amazon India teases the launch by calling it “The Showstopper” and states that the phone is coming soon.
While we expected more, there’s nothing in this microsite that we do not know. It just confirms that the launch date is fast approaching. Though the lineup was rumoured to launch in India for some time, however, the company recently confirmed the same.
Incidentally, the confirmation came right after the OnePlus 10 Pro was announced in India. If we go by the Tweet from Xiaomi’s VP Many Kumar Jain, then the phone might launch on April 12 in the country.
In case you’re not aware, the Xiaomi 12 series was first launched in China back in December last year. The company announced three different devices – Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and the Xiaomi 12X. While the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro came equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, the Xiaomi 12X is a slightly affordable phone with a slightly older Snapdragon 870 SoC.
The trio then made a debut on the international stage recently and has started selling in various European markets. As far as the Indian launch is concerned, the company hasn’t yet revealed if all three devices are heading for an Indian sojourn or if the Xiaomi 12 Pro getting a solo launch.
We’ve even heard rumblings that the company is preparing an affordable variant – Xiaomi 12 Lite. The phone might look similar to the other phones in the Xiaomi 12 series; however, it might have specs that justify its affordability.
The Xiaomi 12 Lite is expected to succeed the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G and might debut soon in India, however, we will have to wait for an official confirmation from the company.
Xiaomi 12 Pro’s India price might surprise us
Xiaomi is known for its affordably priced phones that have helped the company become a leading smartphone maker globally. However, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is an out and out flagship phone which is expected to launch at a premium price point.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro was launched in China at a starting price of CNY 4699, it is priced at $999 internationally. The global pricing puts the phone in the category of Galaxy S22 as well as the iPhone 13 series.
While we can expect that the company will price the phone aggressively in India, however, looking at the pricing of its predecessor, it seems certain that the Xiaomi 12 Pro India pricing might surprise many.