Here are the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro hardware specs:
The Xiaomi 12S comes with a 6.28″ display while the 12S Pro has a larger 6.73″ screen, both of which support refresh rates between 1 and 120Hz, similarly to the Xiaomi 12 Pro.Under the hood, both are powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, some 21% more compact, 10% faster, and seemingly 30% more efficient. This not only improves efficiency, but also has the potential to fix the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s thermal throttling issues.
Hardware-wise, we’ve also got the all-new Xiaomi Surge P1 chips on deck. Those are responsible for the fast-charging and additionally introduce great improvements to the battery management of the devices. Speaking of batteries, we have a 4,60mAh on the 12S Pro ad a 4,500mAh one on the Xiaomi 12S. In terms of charging, probably hardly anyone will be disappointed with the 120W and 67W wired charging solutions on the 12S Pro and the 12S, respectively, with both devices supporting 50W wireless charging as well.
The Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro share the same camera hardware, with the Sony IMX707 with a large 1/1.28″ sensor and 2.44μm pixels after binning responsible for the main camera. Xiaomi is seemingly quite proud with its AI solutions namely AI Image Solution and Xiaomi ProFocus that deliver super-fast startup, zero-lag image capture, and burst mode shooting. In fact, Xiaomi prides its two new phones in “industry-leading” 30fps super-fast burst photo mode, as well as significantly improved low-light imaging capabilities.
It’s important to mention that the phones continue the fruitful cooperation between Xiaomi and Leica, so the Xiaomi 12S and the 12S Pro proudly carry the “co-engineered with Leica” adjective, and enjoy some unique camera goodies. The most notable ones are the two new photographic styles, Leica Authentic Look which closely mimics the unique look and feel of Leica images, and the Leica Vibrant Look, which is a more vivid and vibrant fruit of the collaboration between Leica and Xiaomi.