Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12S Ultra with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, up to 120W fast charging launched: price, specifications

The first official Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones are here.

Highlights
  • Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, and Xiaomi 12S Ultra phones have been launched officially.
  • These are the company’s latest flagship models and the first to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset.
  • Xiaomi 12S series price starts at RMB 3999 (around Rs 47,000).

Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, and Xiaomi 12S Ultra have now officially launched in China. These are the company’s latest flagship offerings and join the existing Xiaomi 12 series that debuted late last year. The phones are the first to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset, which unlike the original Gen1 chipset, is being made by TSMC based on the 4nm process. Xiaomi 12S series also brings a partnership with Leica optics. The Xiaomi 12S series comes with a punch-hole cutout, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a triple camera setup. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the first to use the custom Sony IMX989 sensor, which is the real one-inch sensor.

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Xiaomi 12S series ships with a 120Hz AMOLED display, up to 120W fast charging support, Android 12 OS, up to 5000mAh battery capacity, 512GB storage, and 5G network connectivity. Check out the complete prices and specifications.

Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro, and 12S Ultra price

The Xiaomi 12S is priced at RMB 3,999 (around Rs 47,000) for the 8GB + 128GB, RMB 4,299 (around Rs 50,700) for the 8GB + 256GB, RMB 4,699 (around Rs 55,400) for the 12GB + 256GB, and RMB 5,199 (around Rs 61,300) for the 12GB + 512GB model. It comes in Black, White, Wild Green, and Purple colour options.

The Xiaomi 12S Pro costs RMB 4,699 (around Rs 55,400) for the 8GB + 128GB, RMB 4,999 (around Rs 58,900) for the 8GB + 256GB, RMB 5,399 (around Rs 63,650) for the 12GB + 256GB, and RMB 5,899 (around Rs 69,500) for the 12GB + 512GB variant.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra starts at RMB 5,999 (around Rs 70,700) for the 8GB + 256GB, RMB 6,499 (around Rs 76,600) for the 12GB + 256GB, and RMB 6,999 (around Rs 82,500) for the 12GB + 512GB variant.

Xiaomi 12S specifications

The Xiaomi 12S sports a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Corning Gorilla Glass layer, MEMC, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset paired with Adreno GPU for games. It comes in four models: 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB version. The phone runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box.

Xiaomi 12S-1

The Xiaomi 12S packs an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, an IP53 rating for splash resistance, and an IR blaster. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. It measures 152.7 X 69.9 X 8.16mm and weighs 182 grams. There is a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging support.

Moving to optics, the Xiaomi 12S will have a 50MP Sony IMX707 primary sensor with a 7P lens, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash and OIS, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP macro/telemacro camera. There is a 32MP selfie snapper on the front.

Xiaomi 12S Pro specifications

On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is a slightly costlier version of the vanilla model. The phone sports a 6.73-inch 2K LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Corning Gorilla Glass layer, MEMC, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. It is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset coupled with Adreno GPU, 12GB RAM and 512GB storage that may not be further expandable. The phone runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box.

Xiaomi 12S Pro

The Xiaomi 12S Pro packs an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, an IP53 rating for splash resistance, and an IR blaster. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. It measures and weighs. There is a 4,600mAh battery with 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging support. The phone is equipped with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Hi-Res audio, and Harman Kardon speakers.

Moving to optics, the Xiaomi 12S Pro has a triple camera layout on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX707 primary sensor with a 7P lens, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash and OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 50MP third camera. There is a 32MP selfie snapper on the front.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra specifications

Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the costlier version in the series. The handset comes with a large 6.73-inch AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, punch-hole cutout, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass layer, and curved edges. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset paired with Adreno GPU, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It boots Android 12-based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra packs a large 5000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support. The company has launched a new proprietary battery charging chipset with the phone. 

It packs an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There is an IP68 rating for water resistance. There is support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Hi-Res audio, and Harman Kardon speakers.

Moving to optics, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra also has a triple camera array on the back. It is the first phone to use the custom 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor. It has a 48MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48MP zoom lens. There is a 32MP shooter on the front for selfies and video chats.

Key Specs

Xiaomi 12S 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.28 inches Display
50 MP + 13 MP + 5 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Xiaomi 12S 5G Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 47,190
Release Date:06-Sep-2022 (Expected)
Variant:8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Upcoming Phone