Xiaomi 12T, a successor to the Xiaomi 11T is a midrange smartphone featuring a 6.67 inch OLED display, triple-camera set-up on the rear side, and 20MP front camera. It is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MT6895Z chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, 5000mAh battery life and run on MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
Xiaomi 12T Key Specs and Features
- 6.67 inches AMOLED Display, 1220 x 2712 pixels (~446 ppi density), ~86.7% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 12, MIUI 13
- Mediatek Dimensity 8100-Ultra Octa Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 108 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Triple Rear Camera
- 20 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE Support
- 5G Support
- 120W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
The Xiaomi 12T features a sleek and modern design with a glass back panel and aluminum frame. The device has a slim profile, measuring 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm and weighing 202g. The back panel has a frosted matte finish, which gives it a unique texture and makes it less prone to fingerprints and smudges.
On the back, there is a triple-camera setup arranged vertically in the top-left corner. The camera module protrudes slightly from the back panel, which may require a protective case to prevent it from getting scratched. The Xiaomi 12T is available in three color options: Black, Silver, and Blue.
On the front of the Xiaomi phone, there is a centrally located hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera. The display has minimal bezels, with the thickest bezel being located at the bottom of the screen. The volume rocker and power button are located on the right side of the device, while the SIM card tray is located on the left side. The bottom edge of the Xiaomi 12T features a USB-C port, and a microphone.
In addition, the Xiaomi 12T features a stereo speaker setup with the two pieces placed on its top and bottom sides behind dotted grilles. The top speaker also acts as an earpiece, and that’s why it has another front-facing outlet.
Xiaomi 12T features a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1220 x 2712 pixels. The display has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 446 pixels per inch (ppi). It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, which allows for smoother animations and a more responsive touch experience compared to traditional 60Hz displays.
The display of the android phone supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision technologies, which provide a wider range of colors and improved contrast, resulting in a more vibrant and immersive visual experience. The device also has a peak brightness of 900 nits, making it easy to view even in bright sunlight.
Furthermore, the Xiaomi 12T display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which provides enhanced resistance against scratches and impacts compared to previous generations of Gorilla Glass. This is more or less the same display as the more premium Xiaomi 12T Pro.
For photography, Xiaomi 11T features a triple-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 108-megapixel primary camera, a 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The primary camera uses a Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, while the ultra-wide camera has a 120-degree field of view and the macro camera has a 2cm minimum focus distance. This camera system is also equipped with a dual-LED flash and supports HDR and panorama modes.
The camera software of the Xiaomi 12T includes features like Night mode, Super Moon mode, AI SkyScaping, and Magic Zoom, which allows users to create dynamic zoom effects in videos. The device also supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and 1080p slow-motion video recording at 120 frames per second.
On the front of the 5G device, there is a 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture located in a centrally located hole-punch cutout. The front-facing camera supports HDR mode and 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second.
Hardware and Software
Xiaomi 12T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra, a customized chipset designed for premium smartphones. The Dimensity 8100-Ultra is powered by a 4x Cortex-A77 cores and 4x Cortex-A55 cores, with a maximum clock speed of 2.6GHz. This powerful combination of cores provides a smooth and responsive experience, even when running the most demanding applications. The chipset also includes an Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, which provides fast and efficient graphics processing. The chipset also supports 5G connectivity, which provides fast and reliable internet speeds.
The Xiaomi 12T is available in two variants based on RAM and storage, including a 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and an 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The device uses UFS 3.1 storage, which offers faster read and write speeds compared to traditional eMMC storage. On the software side, the device runs on the latest version of MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
In terms of battery life, the Xiaomi 12T is powered by a 5000 mAh battery that features the 120W HyperCharge technology and supports Boost Charge mode. This means that you can recharge from zero to 100% charge in just 19 minutes. This is more or less the same as the 120W charging system we saw in the Xiaomi 11T Pro, the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G, and the Infinix Note 12 VIP..
The device also supports reverse charging, allowing you to use it as a power bank to charge other devices. There is also support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 5G LTE, and dual-SIM.
Xiaomi 12T Price and Availability
Xiaomi 12T price starts at $ 459.00 / £ 450.92 / € 453.50 at leading global online stores. The Xiaomi 12T costs about It also start at about ₦390,000 in Nigeria.
The smartphone was announced on October, 2022 and became available for purchase same month.
Xiaomi 12T Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi 12T:
- Platform: Android 12, MIUI 13
- Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 8100-Ultra (5nm) Octa Core Processor (2.85 GHz quad-core Cortex-A78 and 2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G610 MC6
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Silver, Blue
- Dimension: 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 202 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.67 inches AMOLED Display, 1220 x 2712 pixels (~446 ppi density), 68B colors, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 900 nits (peak) Brightness, ~86.7% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 108 MP (wide), f/1.7, PDAF, OIS + 8 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, 120˚ FoV + 2 MP (macro)
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone Flash, HDR, Panorama, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, Slow Motion, HDR on Video
- Front Camera: 20 MP (wide), f/2.2 Camera, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30/60fps, HDR on Video
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: 5G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Wi-Fi 6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5)
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 120W HyperCharge Fast Charging Capacity, Recharges from zero to 100% charge in 19 minutes