Expectations for Xiaomi's lower-end phones are rising because they include high-end cameras

Expectations for Xiaomi's lower-end phones are rising because they include high-end cameras ...

With the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12 Pro in the wild, we''re now waiting for the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro to come on board.

We''ve now got a lot more information on the two upcoming phones, thanks to a thorough review of WinFuture''s usually dependable tipsters. The new disclosure outlines some previous rumors, some new features, and a few photos of the T phones.

Both the Xiaomi 12T and the Xiaomi 12T Pro will use plastic frames rather than the metal of the flagship versions, and the two phones will come with a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a 2712 x 1220 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both models will also have a battery capacity of 5,000mAh.

Processors and cameras

It''s expected that internals will differ. The 12T will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra CPU, with an 8GB of RAM and a choice of either 128GB or 256GB of storage. A triple-lens camera will be on the rear of the phone, led by a main 108MP sensor.

The 12T Pro is expected to have a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, but it will also have 8GB or 12GB RAM, as well as 256GB of storage. This phone will also have a triple-lens rear camera, according to speculation, although this module will have a 200MP main camera.

That''s something we''ve heard before, and it would be the first 200MP camera sensor to transform a Xiaomi phone. Very soon the phones are expected to be released officially next week.

Analysis: a spread of options

Keeping an eye on all the different phones coming out from all the different phone manufacturers every year is becoming increasingly difficult, and Xiaomi is certainly not alone in staggering its device launches over several months.

Apple, Google, Samsung, and others follow the same approach of offering both the flagship and the mid-range phones, although each company''s approach isn''t identical. For example, Apple keeps older handsets on sale rather than launching a mid-range receiver.

These phone manufacturers want to ensure that whatever your budget, there''s something to interest you in their current range. It''s more money for them, and it''s more choice for us, because not everyone wants to spend much money on something like the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

All of this brings us back to the Xiaomi 12T and the Xiaomi 12T Pro. Xiaomi phones often excel when it comes to combining powerful specs with value for money, and given what we saw with the Xiaomi 11T Pro last year, our expectations are high.