Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 12S Series, which was “co-engineered with Leica.” This amazing imaging product line is the first result of Xiaomi and Leica’s Strategic Partnership in Imaging Technology.
The complete series includes several imaging solutions co-developed by Xiaomi and Leica, as well as Leica Summicron lenses and support for Leica imaging profiles, all of which aim to empower individual artists to express their creativity while preserving the authentic aesthetic of Leica pictures.
The Mi 12S Ultra is the standout device in the range. It has a 6.73-inch OLED display, a top-tier Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 system on a chip, and a camera-lens-shaped bulge on the back that takes up roughly one-third of the phone’s rear side.
The phone’s three cameras are housed within that faux-lens: a 48 megapixel ultrawide, a 48 megapixel telephoto with 5x optical zoom and “120x” digital zoom, and the 50 megapixel main camera, which employs the 1-inch sensor.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the first Android device to support Dolby Vision HDR video recording and playback. Dolby Vision enhances your videos with vivid colors, sharper contrast ratio, and richer details, providing you with vibrant and refined image quality.
It is water and dust resistant to IP68 standards, features a big 4,860 mAh battery, 67W wired fast charging, and a 120Hz refresh rate display. The phone is also said to be the first Android device to support Dolby Vision HDR video recording.
The 12S Ultra will first be available in China.
Along with the 12S Ultra, Xiaomi is releasing two lower-end models: the 12S and 12S Pro. These two phones include a 1/1.28-inch main camera sensor, which is smaller than the Ultra but still larger than the normal smartphone sensor. The 12S has a smaller 6.28-inch 120Hz display, whilst the 12S Pro, like the Ultra, has a 6.73-inch 120Hz OLED display. The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip is used by both devices.
Price and Availability
Xiaomi 12S Ultra comes in two colors–Classic Black and Verdant Green, with three storage variants:
- 8GB+256G – priced at RMB 5,999 or USD 895.
- 12GB+256GB – priced at RMB 6,499 or USD 970.
- 12GB+512GB – priced at RMB 6,999 or USD 1044.
Xiaomi 12S Pro comes in four colors–Black, Purple, Green and White, with four storage variants:
- 8GB+128GB – priced at RMB 4,699 or USD 700
- 8GB+256G – priced at RMB 4,999 or USD 745
- 12GB+256GB – priced at RMB 5,399 or USD 805
- 12GB+512GB – priced at RMB 5,899 or USD 879
Xiaomi 12S comes in four colors–Black, Purple, Green and White, with four storage variants:
- 8GB+128GB – priced at RMB 3,999 or USD 596
- 8GB+256G – priced at RMB 4,299 or USD 641
- 12GB+256GB – priced at RMB 4,699 or USD 700
- 12GB+512GB – priced at RMB 5,199 or USD 772