Xiaomi 12T series is now official with brand new cameras, and brand new chipsets. In fact, Xiaomi has entered its 200MP camera era for the first time. The Chinese manufacturer officially unveiled both the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro phones at its event in Germany. Xiaomi has also announced Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and a new tablet called the Redmi Pad, which we covered in another article.
Beginning with the vanilla Xiaomi 12T handset, it shares the same design as the Xiaomi 12 Pro, right from the punch-hole display to the vertically aligned rectangular camera module on the backside. 12T features a 6.67-inch 12-bit AMOLED screen with a 1.5K resolution of 1220x2712px and a 120Hz refresh rate, with HDR10+ and an in-screen fingerprint scanner as well.
in the camera department, the Xiaomi 12T packs a triple camera system on the back side – which consists of a 1080MP primary camera (which is built around ISOCELL HM6 with OIS functionality and a 1/1.67” sensor with 0.64µm pixels, an 8MP ultra-wide module with 1/4”, 1.12µm, f/2.2 and 120° lens, and a 2MP macro camera also comes to the rescue. On the front, it has a 20MP selfie camera with 1/3.47”, 0.8µm, f/2.24, and 78° FoV lens.
12T runs on Android 12 MIUI 13 skin on top, while it is powered by the Dimensity 8100 Ultra SoC, paired up with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB UFS3.1 storage options. Other specs are including Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, IR blaster, and 4G LTE+5G connectivity. There is a bigger 5,000mAh battery under the hood to run the entire phone and it helps the phone to last up to 13.5 hours of screen-on time using its 120W fast charging capability, you can charge it fully up to 100% in just 19 minutes. Xiaomi 12T also has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos integration.
Xiaomi 12T Pro
If we write the specs on paper, the Xiaomi 12T Pro appears to be a tweaked version of the China-exclusive Redmi K50 Ultra phone. 12T Pro is Xiaomi’s first 200MP camera phone with the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, 1/1.22” sensor with 0.64µm pixels, which can be binned to 1.28µm (4-in-1) or even 2.56µm (16-in-1) depending on the situations. even though it lacks telephoto lens functionality, it supports 2x lossless digital zoom, and it helps you to shoot 8K videos and HDR10+ videos. It also has some other notable features such as OIS, eye-tracking, and motion-tracking autofocus. OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) will be useful for longer exposures in dark conditions.
Along with a 200MP camera, 12T Pro has an 8-megapixel Ultrawide camera with a 1/4″ sensor (1/1.12µm pixels) and an f/2.2 120° lens, a 2MP macro camera on the back side. On front side, it also has the same 20MP camera with same lens as that of the 12T phone.
For display, it also comes with the same 6.67” AMOLED panel with the same 1,220px resolution (20:9, 446ppi) which delivers a 120Hz refresh rate, and it has 500 nits typical brightness (900 nits peak) and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. This display is a 12-bit panel with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, that promises color-perfect imagery.
Xiaomi 12T Pro runs on QUALCOMM Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor, complimented by an 8GB RAM with 128GB as base model, and 8GB RAM+128GB, 12GB RAM+256GB storage capacities. It also runs on Android 12 (MIUI 13) and is packed with the same 5,000mAh battery with a 120W fast charging adapter with the same battery life, just like the Xiaomi 12. The remaining notable specs are including Harmon Kardon tuned stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-fi 6, and more.
Both the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro releasing in three colors: Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, and Clear Blue colors. Both will be available to purchase from October 13 with prices starting g starts at EUR 599 (US$ 594 / Rs. 48,340 approx.), whereas the 12T Pro variant starts at EUR 749 (US$ 743 / Rs. 60,455 approx.).