Will You Try The New Xiaomi Ecosystem: Xiaomi 12, Watch S1 & Buds 3

Xiaomi's attempt at an ecosystem.


Many brands like Xiaomi have been trying to build a functional ecosystem of devices lately. Companies that were only selling smartphones now have a carousel of products, including accessories and other smart devices. Likewise, Xiaomi launched three products, including a new phone, Xiaomi 12, alongside Watch S1 and Buds 3.

Almost every company out there is working towards an ecosystem by having a lot of devices. For instance, Realme was a smartphone brand but now has an entire lineup of smart products and even a sub-brand. With Xiaomi’s latest launches, would a Xiaomi ecosystem interest you if the brand provided one?

Xiaomi Ecosystem: Xiaomi 12, Watch S1, and Buds 3

First, let’s take a closer look at the specifications of each device launched.

Xiaomi 12

While Xiaomi launched several phone variants, most countries will only get the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro.

Display6.28-inch, OLED, 120Hz, 1080×2400 display
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC
Memory1. 8GB 128GB
2. 8GB 256GB
3. 12GB 256GB
Cameras1. 50MP, f/1.9 wide lens with OIS
2. 13MP, f/2.4 ultrawide lens
3. 5MP, a telephoto lens with AF
Battery4500 mAh battery
67W Fast wired charging
50W Fast wireless charging
SoundStereo speakers, no headphone jack
Communications1. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 WiFi
2. Bluetooth 5.2
3. NFC
4. Infrared Sensor
`Dimensions and weight6.01 x 2.75 x 0.32 inches
180g weight

Xiaomi Watch S1

Furthermore, we have the new Watch S1 in the Xiaomi ecosystem.

DesignCircular dial design covered with sapphire glass on a stainless steel frame
Display1.43-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 326 PPI
FeaturesCheck incoming notifications, take calls, and use apps on the watch
Additionally, there are 117 sports modes, sleep tracking, heart rate, SpO2 monitoring
SensorsHeart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, NFC, microphone
Battery470 mAh battery, 24 days standby (claimed)

Xiaomi Buds 3

Finally, Xiaomi Buds 3 concludes the relatively short ecosystem that the company has.

Audiodual-magnetic dynamic drivers with Hi-Fi audio support
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2 with AAC codec
Battery32 hours (including cases) without ANC
7 hours with ANC
FeaturesThree noise cancelation modes
Two transparency modes
Automatic play/pause
Touch controls for playback
Water resistanceIP55 dust and water resistance

Indeed, these are just upgrades of the devices that came before them. However, the critical part is that Xiaomi is trying to build an ecosystem here by having all these devices that work with each other. However, it’s still miles away from the competition.

To clarify, Apple originally initiated the ecosystem game and sat at its top. Even if brands try to bring specific features that work best with their own devices, there are always compromises.

Being in an ecosystem is a two-way street. For example, Apple is a gated society where you get everything inside, all the services and stores. On the other hand, other brands have open gates and relatively more residents where everyone is free to move. That’s the essence of the long-running Android vs. iOS war.

In conclusion, you can opt for any ecosystem, depending on what matters most. Every coin has two sides, and you have to choose what’s right for you. So, would you opt for Xiaomi’s latest try at an ecosystem?

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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