With a trifecta of flagship handsets already out the door earlier this yr, Xiaomi has now turned its consideration to the extra reasonably priced finish of the smartphone spectrum. The Xiaomi 12 Lite might have the identical mannequin quantity with the premium Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Professional, however it doesn’t share a lot else: the brand new mid-ranger has a totally totally different design and extra price-appropriate triple-lens digicam setup.
As an alternative of borrowing the frosted glass and comely curves seen in the remainder of the Xiaomi 12 line-up, the 12 Lite will get a flat again and straight edges which are greater than somewhat iPhone-esque. It’s constituted of plastic, not steel, which retains weight right down to a good 173g. You get niceties like an in-display fingerprint sensor, however no headphone jack or expandable storage.
It’s all change on the digicam entrance, with a 108MP important snapper actually packing within the pixels. The Samsung-built HM2 sensor has an f/1.88 aperture and helps eye-tracking autofocus, which might assist maintain your topics wanting crisp. We’re much less enthused by the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens, although. There’s additionally a 32MP gap punch selfie digicam up entrance.
The 6.55in AMOLED display will get a 2400×1080 decision and 120Hz refresh price, together with each Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR10+ help. It’s joined by a set of stereo audio system which are Dolby Atmos authorized, so ought to deal with a spot of streaming video whereas on the transfer.
Inside, energy comes from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, paired with both 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of on-board storage, relying on specification. It’s working Android 12, with Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 pores and skin on high.
Battery capability is a modest 4300mAh, doubtlessly a facet impact of the telephone’s svelte 7.29mm thickness. 67W speedy charging help guarantees fast top-ups, although, with a 50% cost taking round 13 minutes.
Initially revealed for a number of choose territories, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is ready to go on sale throughout the remainder of Europe quickly, in Lite Inexperienced, Lite Pink and Black colors. UK costs have but to be confirmed, however count on issues to kick off from round £399/€399.