Xiaomi 12T: here is what we expect


A T that is worthy of emulation

After recently launching the Xiaomi 12S range earlier this month, the Xiaomi 12T may be right around the way.

This is fantastic news for Xiaomi fans because the 12S models are exclusively accessible in China, however the 12T and its siblings are expected to be available in more countries.


Listed below is a complete rundown of everything we know so far regarding these phones, including a possible release date, a possible price, and a list of potential specifications and features that we expect to see. This article will be updated as soon as fresh information becomes available.

To round out our expectations for the Xiaomi 12T, we’ve compiled a wish list of features and improvements we’d want to see.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next upper mid-range Xiaomi phone
  • When is it out? Probably before the end of 2022
  • How much does it cost? Expect a mid-range price

Xiaomi 12T: release date and price

According to rumors, the Xiaomi 12T will be launched in September of 2022 and go on sale in October of that year, thus a similar timetable for the Xiaomi 12T is likely.


The FCC certification of a Xiaomi phone thought to be the 12T, which generally occurs within a few months after introduction, provides further evidence that the 12T is on schedule.

If the pricing is similar to that of the Xiaomi 11T, which started at £499 (roughly $595 / AU$875), we should expect a similar price. The Xiaomi 12T Pro, which is expected to cost approximately £599 (around $830, AU$1,130), is also likely.

Xiaomi doesn’t have much of a presence in the United States, so don’t expect to see either of these phones there. However, the United Kingdom and Australia are both plausible candidates for a launch.


Xiaomi 12T: news and leaks

But a leaker and writer, @kacskrz, reports that the Xiaomi 12T will use a Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset, which is high but not quite top of the line.

According to leaker Mukul Sharma a few weeks ago, the Xiaomi 12T would be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor.


Because the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor is a top-of-the-line chipset, one of these sources may be incorrect, or the Xiaomi 12T Pro may genuinely be the Snapdragon variant.

This phone will also offer 8GB of RAM, a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 120Hz AMOLED screen, 120W fast charging, a camera with optical image stabilization, and Android 12.

Xiaomi 12T: what we want to see

For the time being, we don’t know what the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro will provide, but hopefully Xiaomi has made the following adjustments.


1. Less heat

For the Xiaomi 11T Pro, we found that it gets rather hot when it’s doing a lot of work, and this isn’t just a pain in the neck; it may also hamper its performance until it gets back to normal.

This is an issue that should be addressed with Xiaomi’s 12T series, as having a high-end chipset is pointless if you can’t use it completely.

Could have done, given the Snapdragon 888 in the Xiaomi 11T Pro was renowned for overheating, but the chipsets we’re believed to be getting here aren’t so well recognized for it.


2. A better positioned fingerprint sensor

Our evaluation of the Xiaomi 11T Pro revealed that customers with tiny hands may find it difficult to reach the fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, therefore we’d want this changed for the Xiaomi 12T.

As with most comparable high-end devices, we’d prefer if the fingerprint sensor were located underneath the screen.

3. Slicker software

Two fake trees border an 11T Pro from Xiaomi.


The software of the Xiaomi 11T Pro may need some improvement (Image credit: Future)
Despite the fact that Xiaomi’s MIUI (the software it places on top of Android) has never been the slickest of interfaces, the Xiaomi 12T might benefit from an upgraded version of the software.

Fewer pre-loaded apps, less invasive security features (like as the way the Xiaomi 11T analyzes freshly installed apps), and fewer problems are what we’re hoping for.

4. Wireless charging

Since wireless charging isn’t available on either the Xiaomi 11T or the Xiaomi 11T Pro, this is a feature that should be included in the Xiaomi 12T range, if not the Pro model. In many cases, wireless charging is better to cable charging, and having the choice is always good.


5. Make it less of a fingerprint magnet

We also found that the back of the Xiaomi 11T Pro attracted a lot of fingerprints, so we hope that this will be addressed in the Xiaomi 12T series, possibly by altering the material or colors used on the rear.

The Xiaomi 12T has the potential to be one of the finest Xiaomi phones if it does all of that.


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