Xiaomi Mi 12T / Pro launched globally: The first 200MP Xiaomi smartphone

October 5, 2022

The rebranded version of the Redmi K50S Pro, which is known as the Xiaomi Mi 12T, was announced internationally tonight. The lineup includes two models, of which the Pro variant is considered Xiaomi’s first 200MP camera smartphone. But apart from this, there are tons of amazing features that this handset shows off.

Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro

Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro uses the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 CMOS. The latter is a 1/1.22-inch sensor with a pixel size of 0.64µm and supports four-in-one, sixteen-in-one technologies.

The machine does not have a telephoto lens, but the 200-megapixel sensor natively supports 2x lossless digital zoom and can also shoot 8K and HDR10 + video. Besides, this camera supports optical image stabilization, can make longer exposures in the dark, and the shooting is more stable. The rest of the camera features include advanced autofocus functions such as eye tracking and motion tracking.

Anyway, besides this sensor, there are two others – an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The former is a 1/4-inch sensor (1/1.12μm pixels).

On the opposite side, we can find a 20-megapixel selfie camera (1/3.47-inch, 0.8 microns, f/2.24, and 78° lens).

What else?

Though the camera is the biggest highlight of the Mi 12T Pro, it also comes with a top-end display. The handset features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,220 x 2,712 (20:9, 446ppi), supports a 120Hz refresh rate, and supports automatic switching between 30, 60, 90, and 120Hz modes. Other screen parameters include HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, which has a typical brightness of 500 nits (900 nits peak) and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Under the hood, like the 12S series, the Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro hosts the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Compared with the 11T Pro, the new phone has a 65% larger VC heat dissipation area and 125% more heat dissipation materials. The chip is also paired with LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage that offers 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB versions. Other than that, the handset runs the MIUI 13 system based on Android 12.

There is also a built-in 5000mAh battery, which supports 120W fast charging. The box also includes a corresponding head, allowing the battery to charge in 19 minutes fully.

In other aspects, the machine supports stereo speakers (tuned by Harman Kardon, supports Dolby Atmos), Wi-Fi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC (in some regions), 5G, and the slot supports two SIM card insertions.

The Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro will be available on October 13. The lowest version is priced at 750 euros.

Xiaomi Mi 12T

Unlike the Pro variant, the vanilla version uses an ISOCELL HM6 sensor with a size of 1/1.67 inches and a pixel of 0.64µm. It’s a 100MP camera supporting OIS and comes with an f/1.7 aperture, but it does not support 8K video recording and more advanced features like eye-tracking. The rest of the cameras are the same as the Pro version, including 8-megapixel ultra-wide (1/4-inch, 1.12-micron, f/2.2, and 120°) and 2-megapixel macro lenses. The front camera is still the 20-megapixel CMOS (1/3.47-inch, 0.8 micron, f/2.24, and 78° aperture).

Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro

Moreover, the company has decided not to touch the display as well. The phone has stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos but does not support Harman Kardon tuning. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC (in some regions), and dual-SIM 5G.

However, there is another major difference, that is, the Dimensity 8100-Max processor. This handset is available in 8/128GB and 8/256GB versions (LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1, but no 12GB RAM version) and is pre-installed with the Android 12-based MIUI 13 system. The battery supports the same 120W charging.

The Xiaomi Mi 12T will be launched with the Pro on October 13, and the 8/128GB version is 600 euros.


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