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 a vanilla 12T model.
Both phones will have flat 6.67” AMOLED displays with 1,220 x 2,712px resolution (which you may have seen labeled as “1.5K”, it falls between FHD+ and QHD+). The displays will have 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro (left) and 12T (right) differ mainly in the choice of chipset and main camera
The batteries will be the same too with 5,000mAh capacity and 120W fast charging (wired, no word on wireless). While these two are fairly premium models, Xiaomi will reportedly cut costs by switching from a metal frame (like on the 12/12S) to a plastic frame. Anyway, where the two phones differ is in the main cameras and the chipset.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro will have a 200MP camera with a fairly bright f/1.69 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This is probably the same Samsung HP1 sensor (1/1.22”) that is in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, except the Moto puts it behind a narrower f/1.9 aperture.
The Pro model will also be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset that was also used in the 12S phones. Here it will be paired with 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB storage.
The vanilla Xiaomi 12T will have a 108MP main camera instead with an f/1.65 aperture (but no OIS, by the looks of it). The 12T and 12T Pro will share the remaining camera modules and they aren’t particularly impressive – there will be an 8MP ultra wide camera, a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP selfie camera on the front.
Instead of a Qualcomm chip, the 12T will be powered by a “Dimensity 8100 Ultra”, though it’s not clear how that differs from the regular 8100. It will be paired with 8GB of RAM (no 12GB option) and 128/256GB storage. Have a look at the Redmi K50 Ultra, it has very similar hardware except that it is based on the 8+ Gen 1 chip.
As you can imagine, the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro will come with different price tags too, but the rumored value is less than you would pay for a Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, respectively.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is rumored to cost €850 in Europe (that converts to ₹67,500). For comparison the Xiaomi 12 Pro goes for €900 right now on mi.com. Of course, that one has a 50MP main, 50MP ultra wide and a 50MP 2x tele cameras, plus a QHD+ LTPO AMOLED panel, but it does use the older 8 Gen 1 chipset and has a smaller 4,600mAh battery (also with 120W charging).
The Xiaomi 12T should cost €650 (₹52,000), which is again just south of what a Xiaomi 12 costs from the official store (€700). However, that one had an 8 Gen 1 chips, which should outperform the Dimensity (even if it does run hot). It does come with a smaller, slower battery (4,500mAh, 67W) and a different camera setup (50+13+5MP), though.
The Xiaomi 12T is expected to go official next week and the Pro will go into a 200MP war against the Moto Edge 30 Ultra (which sells for €900).
By the way, a couple of weeks ago some Xiaomi 12T Pro renders surfaced and they were paired with images of a Redmi Pad tablet. There is no guarantee that the Pad is coming next week too, but we’ll keep an eye out for it.
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