The Xiaomi 12 Professional might have an issue accepting sure SIM playing cards, ensuing within the cellphone being unusable when one is inserted. The newly launched smartphone has gone on sale within the U.Ok. this week for 1,049 British kilos, or about $1,375, however for those who use the EE community the cellphone might not be the best choice for you but.
Digital Traits acquired an early model of the Xiaomi 12 Professional forward of launch, and when trying to make use of an EE community SIM card, the cellphone would instantly join and disconnect from the community repeatedly, earlier than just a few seconds later the cellphone was compelled to reboot. At this level, the cellphone gives the choice besides to the menu or into Secure Mode, however choosing both choice sees it repeat the identical join/disconnect/reboot downside. The cellphone is unusable till the SIM card is eliminated.
Alerting Xiaomi to the issue, the corporate changed the assessment cellphone with one other one, however sadly, the issue endured, and it seems others are having the identical subject. A reader, who requested to not have his title shared, contacted Digital Traits by electronic mail and described his new Xiaomi 12 Professional as having an similar downside.
It does appear to solely have an effect on EE SIM playing cards in the mean time. Utilizing an O2 SIM the Xiaomi 12 Professional boots and operates as you’ll anticipate. The Xiaomi 12 Professional has additionally been examined and proven to work with a Vodafone SIM and a number of other SIM playing cards from worldwide operators. When the cellphone is related to Wi-Fi it additionally has no points. Our EE SIM card is utilized in a number of Android smartphones on a month-to-month foundation and has by no means brought on an issue earlier than. It’s working as regular inside a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the mean time.
It’s value stating EE doesn’t promote the Xiaomi 12 Professional by way of its personal on-line retailer, so it’s unlikely to have examined the cellphone on its community. Xiaomi sells the cellphone unconnected by way of its personal on-line retailer, but it surely’s additionally offered by way of Carphone Warehouse retail shops within the U.Ok., the place it may very well be activated on the EE community.
If this case has affected you, what’s the answer? Digital Traits has contacted Xiaomi and EE for remark, and each are inspecting the scenario. We expect recommendation from each on what EE subscribers who’ve bought a Xiaomi 12 Professional smartphone can do, ought to they expertise an issue. We’ll replace right here when the businesses reply.