Xiaomi 12S Pro goes official with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Xiaomi 12S Pro feature

We have previously talked about the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Ultra in our articles. And we have kept the Pro version for last. And here, we will discuss the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Xiaomi 12S Pro in Nepal.

Xiaomi 12S Pro Overview

Performance and Memory

Powering the Xiaomi 12S Pro is Qualcomm’s flagship processor – Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It is a 4nm chipset that integrates an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2, three Cortex-A710, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at the speed of 3.19GHz, 2.75GHz, and 1.80GHz respectively. Likewise, the graphics depart is handled by Adreno 730. This gives 10% better CPU performance, 10% faster GPU, and 20% greater AI performance when compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

Xiaomi 12S Pro performance

As per memory, you can choose from four configurations – 8/128GB, 8/256GB, 12/256GB, and 12/512GB of USF 3.1. Unfortunately, you cannot further expand the internal storage since there is no microSD card slot. On the software front, it comes with Android 12 out-of-the-box running on top of MIUI 13.

Camera and Audio

The Xiaomi 12S Pro collaborates with Leica for a camera which you can notice beneath the camera bump. It sports a triple camera setup with a 50MP primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture. It has a 1.22-microns pixel capacity with the support of PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The device also has a 50MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 115-degree field of view. Finally, the setup is completed with a 50MP telephoto macro shooter with PDAF and 2x optical zoom support.

Xiaomi 12S Pro camera

Upfront, there is a 32MP selfie snapper of 0.7-microns pixel capacity. While the rear camera can record up to 8K videos at the rate of 24 frames per second with HDR10 contents and 4K videos at the rate of 30 frames per second with HDR10+ contents, the front camera is limited to 1080p videos at 30/60 frames per second. Moreover, the rear camera module also holds a Dual-LED dual-tone flash for better night shots.

Moving on to audio, there are stereo speakers for the loudspeaker. But it doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack for headphones. The speakers however are tuned by Harmon Kardon and sport 24-bit/192kHz audio.

Design and Display

The new Xiaomi 12S Pro flaunts a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz high refresh rate. It has curved sides on the screen. The device also boasts HDR10+ contents with 10-bit color depth and Dolby Vision. Further, the display received DisplayMate’s A+ certification and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. In addition, it supports 1000nits HBM brightness.

The phone weighs around 203/204 grams while embedding the dimension of 163.6×74.6×8.2mm. This is the same as the Xiaomi 12 but with an extra Leica branding. There are four color options in the device – Gray, White, Purple, and Green.

Xiaomi 12S Pro display

Rest of the specs

Fueling the device is a medium 4,600mAh battery cell with 120W fast charging support. It also has 50W wireless charging capability alongside 10W reverse wireless charging. For biometrics, there is an optical in-display fingerprint sensor and a software-based face unlock system.

Xiaomi 12S Pro battery

There is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS (1) / BDS (3) / GALILEO (2) / QZSS (2) / NavIC, NFC, 5G, and USB Type-C for connectivity options. Likewise, other sensors include an accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Electronic Compass, Linear Motor, and finally an IR Blaster.

Xiaomi 12S Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.73″ WQHD+ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 480Hz touch sample, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1500nits brightness
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
  • Software: Android 12 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 on top
  • Rear Camera: 50MP Sony IMX707 (OIS) + 50MP ultrawide + 50MP telephoto
  • Front Camera: 32MP sensor (punch-hole cutout)
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, tuned by Harmon Kardon, No headphone jack
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, Face unlocks
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Electronic Compass, Linear Motor, IR Blaster
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BEIDOU / NavIC / GLONASS / QZSS, NFC, 5G, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4600mAh, 120W wired charging, 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless
Xiaomi 12S Pro color option

Xiaomi 12S Pro Price in Nepal

In China, the device sold for CNY 4,699 for the 8/128GB memory configuration. In Nepal, the Xiaomi 12S Pro might have a starting price of NPR 1,00,000.

ModelXiaomi 12S Pro price in ChinaXiaomi 12S Pro price in Nepal (expected)
Xiaomi 12S Pro (8/128GB)CNY 4,699NPR 1,00,000
Xiaomi 12S Pro (8/256GB)CNY 4,999NPR 1,05,000
Xiaomi 12S Pro (12/256GB)CNY 5,399NPR 1,15,000
Xiaomi 12S Pro (12/512GB)CNY 5,899NPR 1,20,000

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