Earlier today, the highly anticipated Xiaomi 12S series consisting of the Xiaomi 12S, the Xiaomi 12S Pro, and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra was launched. Along with that, the brand has also refreshed the Xiaomi 12 Pro with the latest MediaTek Dimensity chipset. So, what is this device bringing to the table?
Xiaomi 12 Pro Mediatek Edition Unveiled
Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition has the same design as the Xiaomi 12 Pro Snapdragon edition and retains almost all of its features. The main difference is that the device is powered with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset. The chipset is essentially an overclocked version of the Dimensty 9000 chip. It is made using TSMC’s 4nm node which provides better energy efficiency compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Comparing it to the Dimensity 9000 chipset, Xiaomi promises a 5% better CPU performance and 10% better GPU performance than the stock chip. To keep the thermals down, the company has also introduced an all-new 3D cooling system for the device. The brand claims that users can play Honor of Kings for half an hour for over 30 minutes and the average temperature will be around 43.8 degrees. As for Genshin Impact, the game can be played for half an hour at 60 FPS and the temperatures will average around 45 degrees Celcius.
Xiaomi has also provided a bigger 5160mAh battery, however, the fast charging speed has been reduced to 67W. As for the display, it has a 6.73-inch 2K panel E5 AMOLED panel with LTPO 2.0 technology and a peak brightness of 1500nits. The screen is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Additionally, the display features Dolby vision and HDR10+ certification.
The primary camera remains the same, however, the other two sensors on the device have been switched up. It has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX707 primary sensor, paired with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera and another 5-megapixel telephoto camera. On the front, the device has a 32-megapixel selfie snapper. The camera setup appears to be drastically weaker than the Snapdragon version which has 50-megapixel sensors for all three rear cameras.
Other than that, the device has a Harman Kardon stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos tuning and Hi-res Audio certification. It comes with WiFi 6, 5G and Android 13-based MIUI 13 out of the box.
Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition Specifications
CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 9000+, 3.2GHz Octa-Core
Display: 6.73inch WQHD 3200×1440 20:9, E5 AMOLED LTPO, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Gorilla Glass Victus
RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1
Main Camera: Triple
- 50MP (Main 24mm IMX707 1/1.28 f/1.9 OIS)
- 13MP (Ultra Wide Angle 15mm f/2.4)
- 5MP (Portrait 50mm)
Front Camera: 32MP
OS: Android (MIUI 13) Size : 163.6 × 74.6 × 8.16mm
Battery: 5160mAh (Fast charge 67W)
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6, 802.11 2.4GHz/5GHz
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone Jack: No
Authentication Method: Fingerprint Sensor (in-display), Face ID
Colors: Black, Blue
Others: Dual SIM (NanoSIM), 4G VoLTE, Harman/Kardon Speaker, Hi-Res, NFC
- 5G bands: SA/NSA – N1 / N3 / N5 / N8 / N28A / N38 / N40 / N41 / N77 / N78
- 4G bands: LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B18 / B19 / B26 / B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 / B42
- 3G bands: WCDMA B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
- CDMA EVDO BC0
- 2G bands: GSM B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
- CDMA 1X BC0
Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition Price & Availability
The Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition has a starting price of 3,999 Yuan ($597) for the 8GB + 128GB model. The 12GB + 256GB has a price tag of 4,499 Yuan ($671).
The company has debuted it in two colors, Blue and Black. The company has announced that a limited number of devices will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, so it is better to pre-book the smartphone if you want one.