After months of anticipation, Xiaomi has finally announced it’s next generation’s Xiaomi 12T flagship series smartphones which will be succeeding last year’s best-selling Xiaomi 11T series devices. The new models where introduced with a fresh design language along with greatly pimped up specs across the broad.
Xiaomi 12T Pro
Starting with the highest-end model, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 888 platform that was used on last year’s 11T Pro (Review). Memory-wise, the phone will be offered with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage in select markets.
Coming to the imaging side of things, that’s where things get interesting. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is the first smartphone from the company to feature a pixel-dense 200 megapixels ISOCELL HP1 imaging sensor for it’s main camera unit. This camera has a large 1/1.22” sensor with a corresponding pixel size of 0.64 micrometer which can go up to 2.56 micrometer when shooting with 16-in-1 pixel binning.
As for the other two cameras, they are none other than the standard 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera for landscape photography as well as a 2 megapixels macro camera that helps with close-up shots. Finally, there’s also a 20 megapixels front-facing camera that handles selfies and video calls on the device.
Over on the front side, the Xiaomi 12T Pro greets us with a 6.67” AMOLED display with 2712 x 1220 pixels screen resolution (midpoint between FHD+ and QHD) along with an ultra-fast 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Other than that, the front display also supports other high-end features such as HDR10+, Dolby Vision as well as an impressive peak brightness of 1,200 nits.
Keeping it’s lights on is a respectable 5,000mAh battery which carries support for a blazing-fast 120W wired charging capable of delivering a full charge in just 19 minutes using the bundled charger that’s available out of the box. Just like other high-end Xiaomi smartphones, the phone also features a powerful stereo speaker system tuned by audiophile specialist Harmon Kardon.
Those who’re interested can pick the phone from three different colorways such as Black, Blue and Silver. Pricing for the Xiaomi 12T Pro starts from €749 for the 8GB+128GB base model and goes up to €849 for the maxed out model with 12GB+256GB setup.
Moving on to the more affordable model, we have the vanilla Xiaomi 12T that comes with the same 6.67” AMOLED display with 2712 x 1220 pixels screen resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1,200 nits peak brightness as well as HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support.
One of the main differences between the two devices lie on the imaging front whereby the vanilla model settles with a slightly toned-down 108 megapixels ISOCELL HM6 main camera, while keeping the rest of the cameras (including the selfie camera) unchanged.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12T also swaps the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset for MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset. However, you can still enjoy a decent battery life and super fast charging speed as the phone retains the same 5,000mAh battery and 120W wired charging support.
Available in the same Black, Blue and Silver colorways, the Xiaomi 12T is priced starting at €599 for the 8GB+128GB trim and goes up to €649 for the top-of-the-line model featuring 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage.