European Union Region – October 5, 2022 – Xiaomi has finally, officially released the Xiaomi 12T Series. The Xiaomi 12T Pro arrives with a 200MP main camera shooter and as this handset officially enters, the company also officially enters to 200MP main camera territory. Although this is somehow in the high-end range, this is not related to the Xiaomi 12 Series and the Xiaomi 12S Series. It’s a unique phone lineup and to prove it, the pro variant offers pioneering technology to the public.
Xiaomi 12T Pro
Again, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is the company’s first phone with a 200MP camera. The camera is based on Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1.
Despite not having a telephoto lens on board, the high-quality sensor allows 2x lossless digital zoom natively. It can also record 8K video and HDR10+ footage. It also incorporates OIS or Optical Image Stabilization for longevity exposures in low light and more stable video recording, as well as advanced features such as eye-tracking and motion-tracking autofocus.
If you’re getting the Xiaomi 12T Pro because of its camera, hence you may want to know about the other two camera shooters—the 8MP ultrawide camera and the 2MP macro camera. Not much special about these two, so I think the only thing that is special on the camera island is its 200MP main shooter.
In front, a camera spot can be seen and has 20MP. As we talk about what’s in front, the device sports an impressive 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 1,220 x 2,712 pixels resolution, which also means, that the fingerprint scanner is under-display like any other high-end handset.
Also, its 120Hz refresh rate can be interchangeable with 30, 60, 90, and 120.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ comes standard with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage for the base variant. The other variant consists of 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM and 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM. The phone was released with MIUI 13-skinned Android 12.
Additionally, the Xiaomi 12T Pro houses a 5,000mAh battery and its charging prowess supports up to 120W or the Xiaomi HyperCharge. According to their ads, the phone can charge up to 100% in just 19 mins.
Surely the Xiaomi 12T doesn’t have the wow factor, but that doesn’t mean the handset is not worthy of every buck. It offers the same display but differs in the chip and camera.
At the chip section, the device has the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra. This is a great take of Xiaomi for the base version and definitely one of the best ways to distinguish the budget difference between the two.
In addition, the device’s camera only has a 108MP main shooter. But the rest of the two – including the selfie camera offers the same specs as the pro version.
This one also has OIS – though it lacks 8K video or the more advanced features like eye-tracking AF.
In spite of the chip difference, Xiaomi claims that both versions can be charged up to 120W HyperCharge and can last up to 13hrs.
The Xiaomi 12T Pro will be available through official Xiaomi channels beginning October 13. The 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant will cost €750~PHP 43,912.33. In Europe, the 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM option is at priced €800~PHP 46,839.82, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM option is priced at €850~PHP 49,767.31.
The Xiaomi 12T will be on sale with the Pro on October 13 for €600~PHP 35,129.86 for an 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM model. And, unlike the Pro, you can easily find this one. For €650~PHP 38,057.35, you can get the 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM variant.
Our conclusion about the price: While it’s true that the price of EU is higher than PH for the past months and years, the value of the Euro decreases and it may lay a bit of effect on the pricing and we may expect a slight difference this time – unlike before.