Xiaomi 12S series: Here’s Everything You Need to Know


In the few years since Huawei’s mobile division has been struggling, Xiaomi has positioned itself as one of the most suitable replacements. This company rules the midrange market segment and is making bold steps in the flagship segment as well.

Today, Xiaomi has unveiled a bunch of new flagship devices set to succeed the Xiaomi 12 series of devices in form of the Xiaomi 12S devices. This lineup consists of 3 devices, the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

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In this post, we look at some of the key features that these devices bring to the market in a year when the whole industry is plagued by a massive chip shortage.

Related: Xiaomi 12 Series: Xiaomi Unveils its New Line of Flagship Smartphones

Xiaomi 12S Series Specifications

 Xiaomi 12SXiaomi 12S ProXiaomi 12S Ultra
Display6.28 inch AMOLED6.73 inch LTPO AMOLED6.73 inch LTPO2 AMOLED
1080x2400 120Hz1440x3200 120Hz1440x3200 120Hz
419 ppi521 ppi521 ppi
Camera32 MP Main32 MP Main32 MP Main
50MP Wide + 13MP Ultra Wide + 5MP Telephoto + macro 50MP Wide +50MP Ultrawide + 50MP Telephoto50MP + 48MP Ultrawide + 50MP Periscope + Telephoto
RAM8GB or 12GB8GB or 12GB8GB or 12GB
ROM128GB or 256GB or 512GB128GB or 256GB or 512GB128GB or 256GB or 512GB
GPUAdreno 730Adreno 730Adreno 730
67W fast charging120W fast charging67W fast charging
50W wireless charging50W wireless charging50W wireless charging
Price From 570 EurosFrom 670 EurosFrom 950 Euros

Xiaomi packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the Xiaomi 12S devices, a chip that promises a 10% boost in performance and reduces power usage by 30% over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a vastly different device at least in build and design. This unit carries a different camera array and setup but still carries the same chip, RAM, and storage options.

Xiaomi lay a lot of emphasis on its partnership with Leica on the camera for these devices and boasts of high DXOMark scores although the legitimacy for these claims remain to be seen once they get out to users and reviewers.

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi says that the Xiaomi 12S along with the Xiaomi 12S Pro will soon be available in China. Xiaomi 12S starts at CNY 4,000 ($600/€570/₹47,000) for the base 8/128GB model. The Xiaomi 12S Pro starts at CNY 4,700 for the 8/128GB model ($700/€670/₹55,000). There is also an 8/256GB for CNY 5,000, 12/256GB for CNY 5,400 and 12/512GB for CNY 5,900.

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The Xiaomi 12S is available in black, purple, green, and a new white finish.


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