Xiaomi will soon unveil its first phone with a 200MP camera, and unlike the 12S Ultra, it will be available in the West. That is the Xiaomi 12T Pro and it will be joined by the vanilla 12T model.
Both phones have flat 6.67-inch AMOLED displays with a resolution of 1,220 x 2,712px (which you’ll see labeled “1.5K” falls between FHD+ and QHD+). The displays will have a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5.
Xiaomi 12T Pro (left) and 12T (right) differ mainly in chipset and main camera selection.
The batteries will be the same with 5,000mAh capacity and 120W fast charging (wired, no word on wireless). These two are true premium models and Xiaomi is said to cut costs by switching from a metal frame (as on the 12/12S) to a plastic frame. Anyway, the main difference between the two phones is in the camera and chipset.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro will have a 200MP camera with a decently bright f/1.69 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS). This is likely the same Samsung HP1 sensor (1/1.22″) found in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, except Moto has placed it behind a narrower f/1.9 aperture.
The Pro model will also be powered by the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset that was used in the 12S phones. Here it is paired with 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB storage.
Xiaomi 12T Pro
The vanilla Xiaomi 12T will have a 108MP primary camera with f/1.65 aperture (but no OIS, apparently). The 12T and 12T Pro share the rest of the camera modules and they’re not particularly impressive – there’s an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP selfie camera.
Instead of a Qualcomm chip, the 12T is powered by a “Dimensity 8100 Ultra,” though it’s unclear how it differs from the regular 8100, which will be paired with 8GB of RAM (no 12GB option) and 128/256GB of storage. Check out the Redmi K50 Ultra, it has very similar hardware except it’s based on an 8+ Gen 1 chip.
As you can imagine, the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro come with different price tags, but the rumored prices are lower than what you’ll pay for the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro respectively.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is said to be priced at €850 (converts to ₹67,500) in Europe. For comparison, the Xiaomi 12 Pro now goes for €900 on mi.com. Sure, it has a 50MP main, 50MP ultra-wide and 50MP 2x telephoto cameras, as well as a QHD+ LTPO AMOLED panel, but it uses the older 8 Gen 1 chipset and packs a smaller 4,600mAh battery (also with 120W charging). .
The price of the Xiaomi 12T should be 650 euros ($52,000), which is again south of the cost of a Xiaomi 12 from the official store (€700). However, that one had 8 Gen 1 chips, which is bigger than the Dementia (although it runs hotter). It comes with a smaller, slower battery (4,500mAh, 67W) and a different camera setup (50+13+5MP).
The Xiaomi 12T is expected to be announced next week and the Pro will go into 200MP battle with the Moto Edge 30 Ultra (retailing for €900).
By the way, a few weeks ago some Xiaomi 12T Pro displays surfaced and were paired with images of the Redmi Pad tablet. No guarantee the pad will arrive next week either, but we’ll keep an eye on it.
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