Let’s take a look at 3 new smartphones from Xiaomi: Mi 12S, Mi 12S Pro and Mi 12S Ultra. The launch of these smartphones by Xiaomi in China on Monday, July 4th kicks off a photo collaboration between the manufacturer and Leica.
- Xiaomi launches Mi 12S, 12S Pro and 12S Ultra in China
- No official pricing or availability in the country yet
Mi 12S and 12S Pro
According to the announcement, the Mi 12S and 12S Pro look exactly the same until you take a closer look at the details of the screen size and rear camera. The (slightly smaller) 12S features a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, while the larger 12S Pro has a whopping 6.73 inches. Both have a standard 120Hz refresh rate.
As for the processing power of each smartphone, it is linked to the Sony IMX707 photoelectric sensor. The 12S has a 13MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP macro lens, but the 12S Pro includes two other 50MP photography lenses: one with a 50mm lens (x2 magnification), and the other with a 14mm-angle ultra-wide lens.
The Mi 12S battery is 4500mAh and supports 67W wired fast charging. The Pro has a 4600mAh battery with 120W fast charging and is wired too. These smartphones feature 50W fast wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC confirmed.
The new Mi 12S series has just been released / © Xiaomi
Xiaomi Mi 12S Extreme
The Xiaomi Ultra is the flagship of the series. It has the same 6.73-inch (120Hz) LTPO Amoled display as the 12S Pro with a 1440 x 3200 pixel resolution and 256 GB (up to 512 GB) and 8 GB (up to 12 GB) of RAM.
The camera module of Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra is equipped with a 1-inch 50.3 MP sensor of Sony IMX989, which supports 48 MP ultra-wide angle and 48 MP periscope telephoto lens.
The Mi 12S Ultra has the same battery as the Mi 12S, with 67W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging and 10W reverse charging. Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC is also confirmed.
The Mi 12S Ultra is probably the most extreme camera module on the market / © Xiaomi.
Mi 12S series price and availability
As mentioned earlier, the Mi 12S and 12S Pro are coming to mainland China soon. The Mi 12S Pro in Europe starts at around €700 excluding tax for the 8/128 GB model.
The Mi 12S starts at €600 (tax excluded) for the base 8/128 GB model.
The Mi 12S Ultra is available in China in classic black and emerald green, starting at 850 euros excluding tax. Availability in Europe is still unknown.