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Xiaomi 12 Lite officially launched – pricing and availability

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Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi 12 Lite for global markets, with the new phone coming soon to Romania. The Xiaomi 12 Lite is the cheaper version of the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone, promising a flagship experience at an affordable price.

Shipped in a 7.29mm thick case and weighing 173 grams, the Xiaomi 12 Lite features the mid-range Snapdragon 778G chipset (6nm manufacturing process), helped with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The 6.55-inch AMOLED display supports FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The camera features 108MP resolution main sensor (Samsung HM2), 8MP ultra-wide mode and another 2MP mode serving the macro function.

The Xiaomi 12 Lite also features Dolby Atmos certified stereo speakers for immersive experiences.

Apart from the very similar exterior design, the Lite has few features in common with the SD 8 Gen 1-based version, the latter of which has more processing power and higher quality finishes.

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Xiaomi 12 Lite specifications

Dimensions 159.30mm x 73.70mm x 7.29mm
Weight 173g
Colour variants Lite Green, Lite Pink and Black
Screen 6.55″ AMOLED DotDisplay, Aspect ratio: 20:9 FHD+, 2400 x 1080, Maximum brightness 950 nits, Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1 (typ), Dolby Vision, HDR10+ support, 68 billion colors with TrueColor, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch response rate
Rear Camera 108MP main camera

Samsung HM2 sensor

Sensor size 1/1.52″, pixel size 0.7 μm, 9-in-1 Super Pixel

f/1.88, 6P lens

8MP ultra-wide camera

Sensor size 1/4.0″, pixel size 1.12 μm

f/2.2, 5P lens, 120° FOV

2MP macro camera

sensor size 1/5.0″, pixel size 1.75 μm

f/2.4, 3P lens

Eye tracking focus, Motion capture

Night mode

One-click AI cinema, Vlog mode

Front camera 32MP selfie camera

GD2 sensor

Sensor size 1/ 2.8″, pixel size 0.8 μm

f/2.45, 5P lens

Autofocus

Selfie portrait mode

Xiaomi Selfie Glow

Processor Snapdragon® 778G (6nm manufacturing process)
Operating system MIUI 13 with Android 12
Storage variants 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB. 8GB+256GB (UFS 2.2 storage + LPDDR4X RAM)
Battery and charging 4,300mAh battery with USB-C charging at 67W
Connectivity Type-C, Dual SIM,3 dual 5G1 standby, NFC support, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6

The list of features is completed with a 16MP front-facing camera (compared to 20MP on the previous model), but of better quality. The new smartphone is expected to ship with MIUI 13 interface, overlaid on top of the Android 12 operating system

The Xiaomi 12 Lite is available in three trim levels: 6GB+128GB for $399, 8GB+128GB for $449 and 8GB+256GB at $499. Prices and availability in the UK will be announced at a later date.