Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro: The popular Xiaomi 12S Ultra was only made available for purchase in China. But Xiaomi is about to launch The Xiaomi 12T Pro which is its first 200MP camera phone and the good news is that it’ll be available in Europe, the US, Canada, and Africa. The vanilla Xiaomi 12T model will also join the 12T Pro when it debuts.
The prices and key specs of the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro have leaked in Europe. The new leak suggests that both phones will be slightly more affordable than the Xiaomi 12 series while bringing improved specifications.
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro specs
The Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro will have 6.67-inches AMOLED displays with 1,220 x 2,712px resolution which is better than FHD+ but not as good as QHD+. The display is flat and the display panel refreshes at 120Hz and is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5.
Both smartphones will be powered by a 5000mAh battery with support for 120W wired fast charging. There is no word about wireless charging on both phones for now. But it appears Xiaomi is going to save cost on the build materials of the phone. Although the 12T and 12T Pro are premium phones, it seems both phones will feature a plastic frame which is different from the metal frame of the Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has a 200MP main camera that has an f/1.69 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This appears to be the same Samsung HP1 sensor (1/1.22”) that was used in the Moto Edge 30 Ultra or Moto X30 Pro. The Xiaomi 12T on the other hand has a 108MP main camera that has an f/1.65 aperture and probably won’t have OIS stabilization.
Other camera sensors available and the rear camera module of both smartphones are the same. Both phones will feature the same 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and the same front camera. Another difference between both phones is the chipset.
The performance of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G chip from Qualcomm while that of the Xiaomi 12T is powered by the Dimensity 8100 Ultra 5G chip from MediaTek. The Xiaomi 12T Pro has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. However, the Xiaomi 12T has only 8GB of RAM and its storage option is up to 256GB. It appears none of these phones will have space for a microSD card slot.
The Xiaomi 12T has very similar hardware specs as the Redmi K50 Ultra but a different price tag. According to the leak prices, the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro are cheaper than their predecessors “the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro”.
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro Prices
The price of the Xiaomi 12T is expected to start at €650 in Europe which is cheaper than the €700 that the Xiaomi 12 is currently selling for. The price of the Xiaomi 12T Pro is said to start from €850 which again is cheaper than the €900 the Xiaomi 12 Pro is currently selling for.
But the differences in price can b justify because the Xiaomi 12 Pro has three 50MP camera sensors (one of these lenses is a 2x telephoto lens) and a QHD+ LTPO AMOLED panel. These features are better than what the Xiaomi 12T Pro is bringing. The same goes for the Xiaomi 12 and 12T. Xiaomi 12 has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip which has faster CPU and GPU cores.
These are the prices of the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro in Europe but the price may differ in the US, Canada, and Africa. If the Xiaomi 12T Pro starts selling for €850 in Europe, it’ll make the most affordable 200MP camera phone in Europe (the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra costs about €900).
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