The Xiaomi 12S has a 6.28-inch AMOLED LTPO display and is only 69.9 mm wide. The device has a 10384 sq.mm. cooling system, of which 2600 sq.mm. are for the vapor chamber. The camera department of this model comprises a 50MP Sony IMX707 main shooter with a 1/1.28" optical format and 1.22 micron-pixel size which increases to 2.44-micron pixels with 4-in-1 pixel binning. The main camera is aided by PDAF and 4-axis OIS. It is adjoined by a 5MP tele-macro lens with a 3-7 cm focal distance and by a 13MP ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree FoV, 5-element lens, and an f/2.4 aperture.
The Xiaomi 12S Pro has a 2K AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with VRR from 1 Hz to 120Hz. The device has a 10800 sq.mm. cooling system, of which 2900 sq.mm. are for the vapor chamber. The camera department of this model comprises a 50MP Sony IMX707 main shooter with a 1/1.28" optical format and 1.22 micron-pixel size which increases to 2.44-micron pixels with 4-in-1 pixel binning. The main camera is aided by PDAF and 4-axis OIS. It is adjoined by a 50MP periscope telephoto lens with a 50 mm focal length equivalent. The third rear shooter is a 50MP ultra-wide unit. Power is supplied by a 4600 mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra uses an aluminium unibody frame, a 23K gold circle frame for the camera module, and faux-leather texture on the back for a premium feel. Moreover, the device is resistant to water splashes, dust, and dirt. The main camera takes up the center of the module and the bigger circle around it houses the adjoining shooters and LED flash. The body is available in black and verdant green colors. The front is adorned with the same 2K 6.73" AMOLED display found on the Pro version with HDR10+, Dolby VIsion certification, 1500 nits of peak brightness, LTPO 2.0 backplane, 1-120Hz VRR, 10-bit gray depth. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset is aided by an all-new 3D cooling system that offers 100% improvement over VC cooling. The battery has a 4860 mAh capacity. It is aided by a Xiaomi Surge P1 and a Xiaomi Surge G1 charging chip - a technology used in EVs applied to smartphones. This is a silicon-oxide anode technology of the battery allowed for a larger battery capacity, while retaining a body that's thin enough. It supports 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra uses the 1-inch Sony IMX989 image sensor with 1.6 micron pixels. This size increases to 3.2 micron pixels after 4-in-1 pixel binning. It uses Leica's Summicron lens system and an 8-element lens with an element that enguls UV light. For each element, there's anti-glare coating. Moreover, the other two cameras also use the IMX989 sensor - the ultra-wide and the periscope telescope cameras. Various high-end functionalities are available including HyperOIS, Adobe Lightroom calibration, 8K video recording, Dolby Vision (HDR) video recording, etc.
Pricing and availabilityThe Xiaomi 12S is priced as follows:
- 8GB+128GB = CNY 3999
- 8GB+256GB = CNY 4299
- 12GB+256GB = CNY 4699
- 12GB+512GB = CNY 5199
- 8GB+128GB = CNY 4699
- 8GB+256GB = CNY 4999
- 12GB+256GB = CNY 5399
- 12GB+512GB = CNY 5899
- 8GB+256GB = CNY 5999
- 12GB+256GB = CNY 6499
- 12GB+512GB = CNY 6999
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