Xiaomi has confirmed a new event for October 4, with the launch teaser giving the new Xiaomi 12T budget flagship as the main “contender”. Presumably the Chinese manufacturer will use the opportunity to unveil other devices/accessories in the IoT (internet of things) sphere.
Expected in two variants, the Xiaomi 12T will feature 8GB of RAM and two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. The 12T PRO trim offers both the 8GB and 12GB RAM option, but with 256GB internal storage. Both models will have three colour options: Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver and Clear Blue. Also from the rumors we learn that the 12T Pro version will essentially be a rebrand with improved features brought to the Redmi K50 Ultra model already released for the Chinese market. Thus, the main difference is in the camera type, with the Western markets edition getting a 200MP sensor provided by Samsung (ISOCELL HP1).
The standard 12T equipment will instead come with a 108MP camera, similar to implementations seen on other mid-range phones of the current generation.
Being an affordable flagship, the secondary cameras will be far inferior to the main one, with the offering limited to an ultra-wide 8MP resolution camera and 2MP macro camera.
Both phones come equipped with a 5000mAh battery, but only the Pro trim will support charging speed at 120W, with the “regular” model capped at 67W charging speed via USB-C.
For now, it remains to be seen whether the new 12T series will hit the European market with prices comparable to last year’s generation, or Xiaomi will make “adjustments” to compensate for inflation and more expensive components.