After so much hype, leaks and speculations, the Xiaomi 12S series is finally official in China. The lineup comprises a standard, Pro, and Ultra variant. The latest offering in the Xiaomi 12S series join the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro that was launched last year December. The Xiaomi 12S Pro is the more premium offering among the standard and Pro variants.

Xiaomi 12S launched

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Xiaomi 12S Unveiled With Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor

The Xiaomi 12S features a 6.28-inch screen that offers an AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

On the photography front, the Xiaomi 12S is equipped with Leica-branded rear cameras. It includes a 50MP primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel telemacro unit. For selfies, you will get a 32MP front-facing snapper.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12S is equipped with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The device packs up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Xiaomi 12S specs

The handset is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging. The smartphones also comes with 50W wireless and 10W reverse wireless charging.

The Xiaomi 12S comes with other common features that includes an under-display fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass Victus protection on front and rear, Android 12 OS with MIUI 13 on top, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, IR blaster, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

Xiaomi 12S

Xiaomi 12S Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G


  • Announced: 2022, July 04
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, July


  • Dimensions:
  • Weight:
  • Colors: Gray, White, Purple, Green
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Type: AMOLED, 68B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.28 inches, 95.2 cm2
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~419 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 12, MIUI 13


  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto macro), AF
  • Features: Leica, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@24fps (HDR), 4K@30/60fps (HDR10+), 1080p@30/120/240/960fps, 720p@1920fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR


  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Tuned by Harman Kardon


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, color spectrum
  • Virtual Proximity Sensing


  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 67W
  • Fast wireless charging 50W
  • Reverse wireless charging 10W
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 4+

Xiaomi 12S Price and Availability

It is available in four colors: black, purple, green, and white.

Xiaomi 12S in colors

The Xiaomi 12S starts at

  • Yuan 3,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant
  • Yuan 4,299 for the 8GB + 256GB option
  • Yuan 4,699 for the 12GB + 256GB version
  • Yuan 5,199 for the 12GB + 512GB model


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