A few days ago it was reported, that the new Xiaomi model will receive an inch Sony IMX989 sensor. Today, the company presented a line of three smartphones — Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro, and 12S Ultra. And indeed, the most expensive representative of the novelties came out with this sensor.
Its resolution is 50.3 MP with an aperture of ƒ/1.9. Next to it is a 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera with ƒ/2.2 and a periscope camera with the same resolution, 5x zoom, and ƒ/4.1.
Both secondary cameras use a 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 sensor. The whole system is branded Leica and decorated with a 23-karat gold rim. In the camera settings, you can add a Leica watermark, as well as use branded image presets. The front camera got 32 MP with ƒ/2.5.
As for other characteristics, we have a more or less ordinary flagship. A 6.73-inch AMOLED display was placed in a large body with dimensions of 163.2×75×9.1 mm and a weight of 225 grams. Its resolution was 3200×1440 pixels with an aspect ratio of 20:9, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a peak brightness of 1500 nits. Protects the Gorilla Glass Victus matrix, under which there is also a fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the body uses “eco-leather” and a metal frame. Everything is protected against water and dust according to the IP68 standard. There are two body colors — black and dark green.
Performance is handled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 with Adreno 730. Memory options consist of three options — 8/256, 12/256 and 12/512 GB. There is support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and five navigation systems. The smartphone’s battery capacity is 4,860 mAh, which, thanks to the proprietary Surge P1 controller, can be fully charged in 41 minutes from a 67-watt charger, as well as in 52 minutes at a 50-watt induction station.
The Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro models are almost the same in terms of “stuffing” (an option with a minimum storage capacity of 128 GB has been added), but they have simpler cameras and batteries. They use Sony IMX707 main sensors with also 50-megapixel resolution and ƒ/1.9 aperture. The cases consist of glass front and back, but also have “eco-leather” options. The set of colors is larger: black, white, green, and purple. But they did not receive the certification of protection against water and dust.
Xiaomi 12S Pro got the same display as in 12S Ultra, but still a smaller body — 163.6×74.6×8.2 or 8.7 mm with a weight of 203-204 grams (thickness and weight depend on the material). The battery supports fast charging, but is reduced to 4600 mAh. It is interesting that here the charging power can reach 120 W, which will allow you to charge the battery in just 19 minutes. This model also has 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle (ƒ/2.2) and telephoto (ƒ/1.9, 2x zoom) cameras.
The “basic” flagship model of the 12S line is already noticeably smaller — 152.7×69.9×8.2 or 8.7 mm with a weight of 179-182 grams. Of course, the battery here is smaller – 4500 mAh, although with the same power and charging speed as in the Ultra. There is also a simpler display, the diagonal of which is 6.28 inches with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and a peak brightness of up to 1100 nits. Additional cameras are also the simplest in the line – a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle with ƒ/2.4, as well as a telemacro with 5 MP and ƒ/2.4.
All models will start selling in the Chinese market already this week. The cost of the Xiaomi 12S is $600-775, the Xiaomi 12S Pro is $700-880, and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is $900-1050.