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Xiaomi 12S & 12S Pro Announced With Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Sony + Leica Cameras

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In addition to announcing the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, its new flagship, Xiaomi also announced the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro handsets today. Those are also high-end smartphones, though they’re a bit different than the 12S Ultra.

The Xiaomi 12S & 12S Pro come with compelling cameras & Leica lenses

These two phones don’t exactly include a 1-inch camera sensor like the ‘Ultra’, but they do still have high-end specs, and Leica’s lenses + involvement. Their camera setups do look quite compelling, as do the phones in general.

The Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro look the same, basically, but they do differ in terms of size. They also look extremely similar to the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, down to the outer camera setup design.

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Both phones are made out of metal and glass, though vegan leather variants have also been announced. They feature curved displays and a centered display camera hole. Both phones are proportionally designed, as both front and back sides are curved.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 fuels both phones; the Dimensity 9000 Xiaomi 12S Pro variant also launched

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 fuels both of these smartphones, though a Dimensity 9000 variant of the 12S Pro has also been announced. RAM and storage combos differ between the two variants.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 models of both the 12S and 12S Pro come with 8GB and 12GB of RAM (LPDDR5). The 8GB model includes either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage, depending on your preference. The 12GB RAM variant is available with 512GB of storage only.

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Now, the Dimensity 9000 variant of the Xiaomi 12S Pro, on the other hand, comes in both 8GB and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM options as well. The 8GB RAM model is tied to 256GB of (UFS 3.1 flash storage), while the 12GB RAM variant includes 512GB of storage.

The Xiaomi 12S Pro supports up to 120W fast charging

The Xiaomi 12S includes a 4,500mAh battery, and supports 67W wired charging. It also supports 50W wireless charging, by the way. The Xiaomi 12S Pro, on the other hand, supports 120W wired charging, and 50W wireless charging, while it includes a 4,600mAh battery.

The Xiaomi 12S features a 6.28-inch fullHD+ curved AMOLED display. This is a 120Hz display with support for AdaptiveSync. The Xiaomi 12S Pro, on the flip side, features a 6.73-inch QHD+ display just like the ‘Ultra’ model. This is Samsung’s E5 panel, and LTPO panel with a 1-120Hz refresh rate. It gets extremely bright at up to 1,500 nits of brightness.

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Leica photographic styles & filters are available

Both phones ship with Android 12 out of the box, with MIUI 13 on top of it. Both phones include the same camera setup. A 50-megapixel main camera (Sony’s IMX707 sensor) is included. This is a 1/1.28-inch sensor with a 2.44um pixel size. Telephoto and ultrawide cameras are also a part of the package. Leica’s lenses, photographic styles, and filters are included.

These two phones do not come with Surge P1 and Surge G1 chips like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, in case you were wondering. Both phones are water and dust resistant, and both support 5G connectivity, while they also include stereo speakers. The Xiaomi 12S starts at CNY3,999 ($598) in China, while the Xiaomi 12S Pro starts at CNY4,699 ($702). Their price tags will be a bit higher once/if they launch globally. The Dimensity 9000 variant of the Xiaomi 12S Pro is more affordable than the regular one, but we’re not sure if it will make a global debut. In fact, we’re not yet sure for the other two either.

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