Xiaomi on Monday launched the all-new Xiaomi 12S series in China. The series comprises the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro. There’s also the Ultra model, which we covered in a separate story. The 12S and 12S Pro come with Leica-engineered cameras and are powered by the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Also Read - Xiaomi reportedly planning to unveil its first car prototype in August
Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro bring a lot of similarities in the specs sheet. The major change has to be in the display and cameras. The design remains the same. Also Read - Redmi India partners with Reliance Jio for 5G trials ahead of Redmi K50i launch
The 12S sports a 6.28-inch AMOLED display, whereas, the 12S Pro gets a larger 6.73-inch AMOLED panel. Both feature a 120Hz refresh rate and Full-HD+ resolution. Also Read - First Xiaomi, then Vivo, now Oppo: Why are Chinese firms on Indian govt's radar?
On the camera front, both have triple camera systems. The cameras on the phones are co-engineered by Leica. There’s a 50MP main lens, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP telemacro unit on the vanilla Xiaomi 12S.
On the other hand, the Pro model sports a 50MP IMX707 lens, a 50MP ultra-wide lens, and a 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The main lens on the Pro model supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The duo has a 32MP camera on the front for selfies.
At the helm, both phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The vanilla model has a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless fast charging support. The Pro model packs a slightly larger 4,600mAh battery with 120W and 50W wireless fast charging support. There’s 10W reverse wireless charging support on both models.
The duo has an under-display fingerprint scanner offering added security. Both have IR Blaster support and dual-SIM 5G connectivity. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, and NFC support. The series boots on MIUI 13 UI and has Android 12 OS.
The Xiaomi 12S starts at CNY 3999 (roughly Rs. 47,158) for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12S Pro starts at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 55,413).