Xiaomi added three models to its flagship series this week: the Xiaomi 12s, the Xiaomi 12s pro, and the Xiaomi 12s ultra. The 12s and 12s pro feature Leica’s image engine and camera app, and the 12s ultra is a superstar model in the series.

    The sony IMX 707 sensor for the primary camera is slightly smaller than the IMX 989 sensor on the ultra. However, the 1.28-inch sensor is still one of the largest on the mobile market.

    The 12S series is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen1 and has TSMC memory.

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    Xiaomi announced its latest flagship smartphones in its home country China, and they are now available for purchase.

    The new phones feature AMOLED displays with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, respectively.

    The phones have a Leica-branded camera setup on the back and a 32MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling.

    The Xiaomi 12S series runs Android 12 out-of-the-box with MIUI custom interface on top and is powered by 4,500mAh batteries.

    On sale in China; prices from $595

    The new series will not be marketed outside China and there will be no global models. Most of the new features seem to be in the Ultra model, while the other two models are actually Xiaomi 12s with the same body but with slightly improved and updated specs. Below is a list of the models and prices:

    • Xiaomi 12S smartphone in 8/128 GB configuration for 3,999 yuan (about $ 600 )
    • Xiaomi 12S smartphone in 8/256 GB configuration at a price of 4,299 yuan (about 640 dollars)
    • Xiaomi 12S smartphone in 12/256 GB configuration at a price of 4,699 yuan (about $ 700)
    • Xiaomi 12S smartphone in 12/512 GB configuration at a price of 5,199 yuan (about 780 dollars)
    • Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone in 8/128 GB configuration for 4,699 yuan (about $ 700)
    • Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone in 8/256 GB configuration at a price of 4,999 yuan (about 750 dollars)
    • Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone in 12/256 GB configuration at a price of 5,399 yuan (about $ 800)
    • Xiaomi 12S Pro smartphone in 12/512 GB configuration at a price of 5,899 yuan (about 880 dollars)
    • Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone in 8/256 GB configuration at a price of 5,999 yuan (about $ 900)
    • Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone in 12/256 GB configuration at a price of 6,499 yuan (about 970 dollars)
    • Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone in 12/512 GB configuration at a price of 6,999 yuan (about 1050 dollars)

    Xiaomi 12S Ultra – Technical Specifications

    This smartphone has:

    • AMOLED display.
    • 6.73- inch screen.
    • 1440 x 3200 pixels.
    • 521 PPI.
    • OLED display.
    • It supports Dolby Vision and HDR 10+.

    The processor of the device is a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It has 8/12 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of storage capacity. The memories are in LPDDR5 standard, and the storage capacities are in UFS3.1.

    Xiaomi 12S Ultra - Technical Specifications

    The photo array comes for the first time after a collaboration with Leica and offers a 1-inch photo sensor. The main camera is 50 megapixels with f/1.9 aperture and is based on Sony’s flagship 1-inch sensor, SONY IMX989. The second and third cameras have 48 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture and are based on the SONY IMX586 sensor, the same one mounted in the Xiaomi 11 Ultra. Wide-angle and macro shots can be taken with one camera, while the third camera has dual optical zoom 5 using the periscope method.

    The selfie camera sticks out of a small hole in the center of the top of the screen and is a 32-megapixel camera with an aperture key of f/2.5. You can shoot video at a maximum resolution of 8K @ 24fps.

    The device’s battery has a capacity of 4,860 mAh and a wired fast charge of 67 watts, a wireless charge of 50 watts and a reverse charge of 10 watts. The fingerprint reader is located under the screen, the device does not have a standard headphone jack, and it is water- and dust-resistant according to IP68.

    Xiaomi 12S - Xiaomi 12S Pro - Specifications
    Xiaomi 12S smartphone. Image source: Xiaomi

    Xiaomi 12S – Xiaomi 12S Pro – Specifications

    The two new smartphones are similar, but differ in the photo configuration, battery, and screen. Both include the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with 8 and 12 GB of RAM and 128/256/512 GB of storage. The storage volumes come in UFS3.1 standard when there is no space to increase the storage volume with a memory card.

    The Xiaomi 12S features a 6.28-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2400. At the same time, the Xiaomi 12S Pro comes with a 6.73-inch display and a resolution of 1440×3200. The normal model has a refresh rate of 120Hz, while the Pro model comes with a variable LTPO refresh rate of 120Hz. The maximum illuminance of the normal model is 1100nits, while it is 1500nits for the Pro model.

    The photo setup is different on both models. The Xiaomi 12S has a 50-megapixel camera with f / 1.9 aperture, a 13-megapixel camera with f / 2.4 aperture for wide-angle shots and a 5-megapixel camera with f / 2.4 aperture. The Pro model is equipped with three 50-megapixel cameras, one for wide-angle shots, the other with a 2-inch optical zoom and the third with an optical stabilizer. The selfie camera is identical on both models and has a resolution of 32 megapixels. You can record videos with a resolution of 8K @ 24fps with both devices.

    The standard model has a 4,500 mAh battery and a 67-watt cable charge. The Pro model has a 4,600 mAh battery and 120-watt fast wired charging. Both models have a 50-watt wireless charging dock. Both models have a fingerprint scanner under the screen and do not have a standard headphone jack.

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