Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi 12 Review

Soon, Xiaomi will release its first 200MP camera phone, which, unlike the 12S Ultra, will be sold in Western markets. The Xiaomi 12T Pro will be accompanied by a more basic 12T version.

Both devices will sport 6.67-inch AMOLED screens at 1,220 by 2,712 pixels (often referred to as “1.5K,” this resolution sits between FHD+ and QHD+) in size. The screens will be protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and refreshed at 120 Hz.

It will have the same 5,000mAh battery capacity and 120W rapid charger (wired, no word on wireless). These are two pretty high-end versions, however, rumors suggest Xiaomi may reduce prices by moving from a metal frame (like the 12/12S) to a plastic one. However, the primary cameras and processors are where these two phones diverge.

Xiaomi 12 Is Impressive

The 200MP camera on the Xiaomi 12T Pro will include an aperture of f/1.69 and OIS (OIS). The Samsung HP1 sensor (1/1.2″) found in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is very certainly the identical one, with the exception that the Moto hides it behind a smaller f/1.9 aperture.

The Pro version, like the 12S phones before it, will employ the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Here, it will work in tandem with 256GB of storage and 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. In its place, the standard Xiaomi 12T will include a 108MP camera with an f/1.65 aperture (but no OIS, by the looks of it). The remaining camera modules on the 12T and 12T Pro are hardly something to write home about: an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro cam, and a 20MP selfie camera.