Xiaomi has confirmed a new event for October 4, the launch teaser giving as the main “candidate” the new budget flagship Xiaomi 12T. It is likely that the Chinese manufacturer will use the opportunity to reveal other devices/accessories in the IoT (internet of things) sphere.
Expected in two variants, the Xiaomi 12T will have 8GB of RAM and two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. The 12T PRO equipment offers both the option with 8GB and 12GB RAM memory, but with 256GB internal storage. Both models will have three color options: Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver and Clear Blue. We also hear from rumors that the 12T Pro version will essentially be a rebrand with improved features of the Redmi K50 Ultra model already launched for the Chinese market. Thus, the main difference is given by the type of camera, the edition addressed to Western markets receiving a 200MP sensor provided by Samsung (ISOCELL HP1).
The standard 12T will instead come with a 108MP camera, similar to the implementations found on other mid-range phones of the current generation.
Being an affordable flagship, the secondary cameras will be much inferior to the main one, the offer being limited to an ultra-wide camera with 8MP resolution and a 2MP macro camera.
Both phones come equipped with a 5000mAh battery, but only the Pro equipment will support 120W charging speed, the “regular” model being capped at 67W USB-C charging speed.
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 whether Xiaomi will make “adjustments” to compensate for inflation and more expensive components.