Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro launched in China with Leica powered cameras!

Xiaomi just released Xiaomi 12S series. Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra are the models announced today, in July 4 event. Xiaomi 12S series are different than Xiaomi 12 series with their CPU, camera systems and color variants.

Here’s the list of what’s new in Xiaomi 12S series.


The design of the 12S and 12S Pro has same characteristics as previous models Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. The color variants are different on 12S series.

12S will come in 4 different colors.


Display is the key factor in smartphones but sadly it’s same as previous Xiaomi 12 series. 12S has same display as 12 and 12S Pro has same display as 12 Pro. LTPO 2.0 can change refresh rate between 1-120.

12S Pro display specifications

  • 120 Hz
  • 6.73″
  • 2K resolution with 522 ppi pixel density
  • HDR10+, Dolby Vision
  • 1000 nits screen brightness, 1500 nits (peak)

12S display specifications

  • 120 Hz”
  • 6.28″
  • FHD resolution with 419 ppi pixel density
  • HDR10+, Dolby Vision
  • 1100 nits screen brightness (peak)


Xiaomi has announced that Xiaomi 12S offers 15% better battery performance than Xiaomi 12 with help of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, new battery and also new Surge charging chips. Read the related article here.

12S Pro battery features

  • 4600 mAh
  • With 120W fast charging, Xiaomi 12S Pro can be full charged in 19 minutes. Xiaomi equipped 12S Pro with another method for fast charging and that’s making the 12S Pro fully charged in 25 minutes with less heat.
  • 50W wireless charging
  • 10W reverse wireless charging

12S battery features

  • 4500 mAh
  • 67W fast charging
  • 50W wireless charging
  • 10W reverse wireless charging

In introduction event Xiaomi made a battery comparison between iPhone. Both phones were used in same brightness levels and Xiaomi 12S lasted 12.6 hours on TikTok app meanwhile iPhone lasted 9.7 hours.


The camera has evolved into the most crucial component of the smartphone year after year. 12S Ultra is rising star among the 12S series but regular models (12S and 12S Pro) have solid camera setup.

Xiaomi stated they updated their photo processing algorithm.

Leica and Xiaomi worked together to enhance color accuracy and create a better smartphone camera. Here is the camera specs of 12S and 12S Pro. And here’s the camera modules on Xiaomi 12S

Main camera, telephoto and ultra wide. Detailed specs are given under the photo.

12S Pro camera specifications

  • Sony IMX 707 24mm 1/1.28″ equivalent 50MP main camera
  • JN1 2x 50mm equivalent 50 MP telephoto camera
  • JN1 115° 14mm equivalent 50 MP ultra wide angle camera

12S camera specifications

  • Sony IMX 707 24mm equivalent 50 MP main camera
  • 50mm equivalent 5MP telemacro camera
  • 14mm equivalent 13MP ultra wide angle camera

Besides all the camera modules Xiaomi states they optimized the camera app to making it possible to shoot photos with low shutter better. They claim camera app on Xiaomi 12S series launches faster than iPhone.

Xiaomi 12S surpasses iPhone by turning the camera app in 414 miliseconds. Here is the some photos taken in low shutter speed.

With Leica and Xiaomi collaboration Leica offered some photographic styles to Xiaomi. It’s accesible through the camera app. Here’s the some images with Leica’s special effects applied.



12S and 12S Pro have Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Xiaomi teasered benchmark result in the event showing it’s 10% faster than previous Xiaomi 12.

Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro in a nutshell

Price and Storage/RAM options


8/128 – 3999 CNY – 600 USD

8/256  – 4299 CNY – 640 USD

12/256 – 4699 CNY – 700 USD

12/512 – 5199 CNY – 780

12S Pro

8/128 – 4699 CNY – 700 USD

8/256  – 4999 CNY – 750 USD

12/256 – 5399 CNY – 800 USD

12/512 – 5899 CNY – 880 USD

Please let us know what you think about new Xiaomi 12S series in the comments!

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