Today, Xiaomi has announced the new Xiaomi 12T Pro, and it has an incredible specifications for the price.
This is one of the first phones to feature the new 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor.
200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 vs ISOCELL HM3
This isn't just a sensor with a lot of megapixels, but it is also physically large at 1/1.22″, which outclasses the vast majority of sensors which are used on flagship phones currently.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the best flagship phones of the year, and that uses the HM3, which is “just” a 108MP camera sensor and is 1/1.33″ in size. So, in theory, the Xiaomi 12T Pro with the ISOCELL HP1 should be able to outperform this.
The main camera is then paired up with two less impressive sensors, including a 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and 2MP macro camera with 20MP on the front.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1
The Xiaomi 12T Pro also uses Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. This chipset switched from the Samsung fabrication process to TSMC. When I tested this with the Red Magic 7S Pro, there was a significant improvement in efficiency, which resulted in lower temperatures and much better battery life.
5000mAH battery and 120W charging
Talking about the battery, this has a much larger than average battery, and it is one of the fastest charging phones on the market.
120Hz 6.67″ CrystalRes AMOLED DotDisplay
Not forgetting the display, this has a nicely sized 6.67″ display that runs at 2712 x 1220 with 120Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate is adaptive with 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz, and it has a typical brightness of 500nits with 900nits peak.
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi 12T Pro will be available from the 20th of October with an RRP of £699.
A more affordable none pro model will launch alongside with two storage variants, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, with an RRP of £499 and £549.
Xiaomi 12T Pro vs Xiaomi 12T
|Xiaomi 12T Pro||Xiaomi 12T|
|Design||Dimensions: 163.1mm x 75.9mm x 8.6mm3||Dimensions: 163.1mm x 75.9mm x 8.6mm3|
|Weight: 205g3||Weight: 202g3|
|Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 front||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 front|
|Anti-glare glass back||Anti-glare glass back|
|Colours: Black, Silver, Blue||Colours: Black, Silver, Blue|
|Imaging System||200MP wide angle camera||108MP wide angle camera|
|Samsung ISOCELL HP1||Samsung ISOCELL HM6|
|1/1.22" sensor size||1/1.67" sensor size, 1.92μm 9-in-1 pixel size|
|0.64μm 1.28μm 4-in-1 pixel size, 2.56μm 16-in-1 super pixel size||f/1.7, 83.6° FOV|
|f/1.69, 8P lens, 85° FOV||Supports OIS|
|Supports OIS||Ultra Night Video|
|200MP Xiaomi ProCut||8MP ultra-wide angle camera|
|2x in-sensor zoom||1/4" sensor size, 1.12μm pixel size|
|Night mode, Ultra Night Video||f/2.2, 120° FOV|
|Xiaomi ProFocus: Motion tracking focus, Motion capture, Eye tracking focus||2MP macro camera|
|8K video recording, HDR10+ Video||1/5" sensor size, 1.75μm pixel size|
|8MP ultra-wide angle camera||f/2.4|
|1/4" sensor size, 1.12μm pixel size||20MP selfie camera|
|f/2.2, 120° FOV||1/3.47" sensor size, 0.8μm pixel size|
|2MP macro camera||f/2.24, 78° FOV|
|1/5" sensor size, 1.75μm pixel size|
|20MP front camera|
|1/3.47" sensor size, 0.8μm pixel size|
|f/2.24, 78° FOV|
|Display||120Hz 6.67" CrystalRes AMOLED DotDisplay||120Hz 6.67" CrystalRes AMOLED DotDisplay|
|20:9, 2712 x 1220, 446 ppi||20:9, 2712 x 1220, 446 ppi|
|120Hz refresh rate, up to 480Hz touch sampling rate||120Hz refresh rate, up to 480Hz touch sampling rate|
|AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz||AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz|
|Brightness: 500nits (typ), HBM 900nits||Brightness: 500nits (typ), HBM 900nits|
|Contrast ratio: 5,000,000 : 1||Contrast ratio: 5,000,000 : 1|
|Over 68 billion colours||Over 68 billion colours|
|TrueColor display, JNCD≈0.28, Delta E≈0.38||TrueColor display|
|Dolby Vision®, HDR10+||HDR10+|
|True Display||True Display|
|Adaptive HDR||In-screen fingerprint sensor|
|Adaptive Reading mode|
|SGS Low Visual Fatigue Certification|
|In-screen fingerprint sensor|
|Performance||Snapdragon® 8+ Gen1||MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra|
|TSMC 4nm||TSMC 5nm|
|Up to 3.2GHz, with Armv9 Cortex-X2 technology||4x A78 2.85GHz|
|Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU||4x A55 2.0GHz|
|Snapdragon X65 5G modem-RF System||GPU: Mali-G610 MC6|
|7th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine||LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 storage|
|LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 storage||8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB|
|8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB||MIUI 13 based on Android 12|
|MIUI 13 based on Android 12|
|Battery and Charging||5,000mAh battery (typ)||5,000mAh battery (typ)|
|120W HyperCharge||120W HyperCharge|
|Xiaomi AdaptiveCharge||Xiaomi AdaptiveCharge|
|120W in-box charge||120W in-box charge|
|Audio||Dual speakers||Dual speakers|
|SOUND BY Harman Kardon||Dolby Atmos®|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Supports NFC4||Supports NFC4|
|Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5.3|
|5G: Supports NSA + SA||5G: Supports NSA + SA|
|5G: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66/n77/n75/n78||5G: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66/n77/n78|
|4G: LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/32/66||4G: LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28/32/66|
|4G: LTE TDD: B38/39/40/41/42/48||4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41|
|3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19||3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19|
|2G: GSM: 850 900 1800 1900 MHz||2G: GSM: 850 900 1800 1900 MHz|
|Wi-Fi 6||Wi-Fi 6|
Full Press Release
– Xiaomi today unveiled its latest flagship smartphones to international markets — Xiaomi 12T Series. Powered by a suite of innovative technology, Xiaomi 12T Pro and Xiaomi 12T both feature Xiaomi's latest imaging system for those seeking enhanced performance and creative ways to produce content.
Flagship imaging systems offer images rich with detail
Both Xiaomi 12T Series flagships feature pro-grade cameras that offer users an exceptional smartphone photography experience. Featuring a pro-grade 200MP imaging system backed by ground-breaking hardware and Xiaomi's own advanced AI algorithms, Xiaomi 12T Pro delivers superb imagery with high clarity, accurate night photography, and quick focusing. These together with a variety of other optimisations allow for the capturing of fine details, even in low-light conditions, or when shooting fast-moving subjects, without losing focus.
The camera also features an in-sensor 2x zoom that can utilise the capabilities of the large 1/1.22″ sensor size, ideal for portrait shots. With Xiaomi ProCut and Ultra burst, Xiaomi 12T Pro helps you to intelligently crop and create professional-looking content. To unlock movie-making creativity, Xiaomi 12T Pro supports 8K video in full resolution.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi 12T implements a triple camera array: a 108MP pro-grade primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and 2MP macro camera. Powerful low-light capabilities deliver crisp and bright pictures, even in challenging situations.
Mega performance to power the ultimate experience
Xiaomi 12T Pro is equipped with the best Snapdragon processor with leading 4nm TSMC manufacturing process, which significantly enhances the performance of CPU and GPU by 16.7% and 11% respectively compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and reduces power consumption of each by 33% and 30%.1 Equipped with a heat dissipation system comprised of a vapor chamber 65% larger with 125% higher thermal material coverage than Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 12T Pro also provides smooth user experience and great power efficiency without worrying about overheating.
Xiaomi 12T is powered by MediaTek's leading chipset — MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra which is built on the 5nm TSMC manufacturing process. The chip is fully upgraded with an all-new GPU structure, increasing performance and power efficiency by up to 30% compared to its predecessor, as well as clock, cache, and storage speeds, leading to a much faster user experience.1 Whether it's capturing incredible photos and videos, watching movies, or scrolling social media, Xiaomi 12T delivers peak performance across all your favorite moments.
Mega battery to extend your favorite moments
Xiaomi 12T Series offers incredible battery life, even amongst Xiaomi flagships, plus exceptionally fast charging. Both phones have a large 5,000mAh battery and feature 120W HyperCharge. Both can be charged to 100% in as quickly as 19 minutes, and ready for up to 13.5 hours of screen-on time.2 Additionally, with Xiaomi AdaptiveCharge, the devices learn users' day-to-day charging routines to optimise long-term battery health. Supported by Xiaomi's long-lasting battery and super charging, users can confidently go anywhere, do anything, and never miss a moment.
Stunning display meets stunning design
A mega viewing experience is a given with Xiaomi 12T Series' 6.67″ CrystalRes AMOLED display. With 1220p resolution and over 68 billion colours, both are perfectly designed to balance clarity, colourful details, and power efficiency. The display is also enhanced by smart features such as AdaptiveSync, which dynamically adjusts refresh rate based on content viewed. Meanwhile, for all users who interact with their phones for pro-longed periods, Adaptive Reading mode reduces the amount of blue light emitted to improve eye comfort.
Xiaomi 12T Series is accented with an iconic premium design. The curve frosted back reduces fingerprints on the back panel, along with a compact in-hand feel. Front and back, top to bottom, this is complete flagship design language offered in 3 stunning colours: Black, Silver, and Blue.
Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi 12T Series is available for sale starting on Oct 20 via Xiaomi official channels. Xiaomi 12T Pro with an RRP of £699.
Xiaomi 12T comes in two storage variants, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, with an RRP of £499 and £549.