This story was originally published on October 4, 2022, and last updated on November 17, 2022.
We had a lot of fun playing around with the Xiaomi 11T last year, so the update to this camera-centric series is always exciting for us. This year, the Xiaomi 12T series goes bigger with its Pro model sporting a 200-megapixel imaging system.
Diving into the camera tech
The Xiaomi 12T Pro promises pro-grade cameras with a combination of its hardware and Xiaomi’s AI algorithms. It promises high clarity for your images, quick focusing, and improved night photography.
With this phone, Xiaomi promises you can capture the fine details of the scene in front of you even in low light or get fast-moving subjects without losing focus. It should also work for getting better portraits thanks to the in-sensor 2x zoom that uses its large 1/1.22-inch sensor.
Xiaomi’s ProCut and Ultra burst feature helps the Xiaomi 12T Pro intelligently crop and create pro-grade content. If you find 4K to be lacking, this phone even gets 8K video resolution.
As for the other Xiaomi 12T series phone, the Xiaomi 12T gets a more “modest” 108-megapixel sensor paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 2-megapixel macro camera. Low-light photography is also something this handset promises it excels at.
What powers the Xiaomi 12T series
The Xiaomi 12T Pro is a Qualcomm-powered handset. It runs on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12T is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra processor paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
Both Xiaomi 12T series phones have a 6.67-inch CrystalRes AMOLED screen with a 1220p resolution and 120Hz AdaptiveSync tech, which automatically adjusts the refresh rate depending on what’s on the screen.
Both devices have a large-capacity 5,000mAh battery with 120W HyperCharge. If you need a top-up in under 20 minutes, these phones can do just that.
Pricing and availability
The Xiaomi 12T series will be available in Black, Silver, and Blue, with a design similar to the Xiaomi 12 series. The starting prices for the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro are EUR 599 and EUR 749, respectively.
Xiaomi Philippines has just announced the local availability of both devices. The Xiaomi 12T retails for PHP 26,999 for the 8GB + 256GB variant, while the Xiaomi 12T Pro goes for PHP 37,999 for the 12GB + 256GB option. Pre-orders kick off on November 18 until 29. It comes with a free Xiaomi Watch S1 Active (worth PHP 8,999 or approx. EUR 151) if you get it during the pre-order period.
UPDATE: 2022/11/17, 5:08 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added Philippine pricing and pre-order details
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