Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro launched in South Africa

Xiaomi 12T et 12T Pro lancés en Afrique du Sud

2022 has been a good year for Xiaomi in South Africa. The brand has grown its base in the region to the point that it recently launched its first store in the country. This continued success is accompanied by the release of new devices on the market. This week, the brand launched the all-new Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro smartphones in South Africa.

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The launch was announced just ahead of this week's Black Friday promotions and the upcoming holiday season. It aims to capture and share “Ke Dezemba” holiday experiences with family, friends and fans. As such, the new Xiaomi 12T range offers best-in-class features to “make moments mega”.

Next-generation 200MP camera

The most notable feature of the new Xiaomi 12T Pro is its new professional-grade camera. It has a 200 Mpx imaging system which offers the best photo resolution on a Xiaomi smartphone to date. The imaging system uses a combination of hardware and software features, including Xiaomi's proprietary algorithms to maximize image quality.

Thanks to these underlying techniques, the Xiaomi 12T Pro camera has three main advantages. It's all about unprecedented image clarity, low-light capabilities, and fast focusing. The real value of its 200MP resolution lies in the clarity of images when enlarged.

With clarity and resolution assured, a few more features can be added to the photography and videography functions. This makes taking photos and videos child's play. These functions include Xiaomi ProFocus, Xiaomi ProCut, Ultra burst and Xiaomi Night mode.

The Xiaomi ProFocus offers various composition options to highlight key elements of the photo. Users can choose to highlight a specific character, create an editorial aesthetic, or focus on a subject for dramatic effects.

Xiaomi's ProCut function allows you to generate several photos from a single shot. Additionally, it creates different aspect ratios, different viewpoints and crops various subjects. It separates photos precisely thanks to its intelligent aesthetic algorithm.

Ultra Burst mode allows users to take up to 30 photos per second. This way, you get the best shot from a group of photos to capture the perfect action moment.

Xiaomi's Night Mode delivers clear and bright images even in low light conditions. You don't have to worry about the next photo after sunset or even when load shedding hits.

The combination of all the new features and the underlying technology provides the best possible experience for content creators. Not only can you capture razor-sharp images and fine details, but you can be sure to capture the perfect moment, even on moving objects.

Long-lasting battery and fast charging

Michael Bratt – Senior Marketing Specialist/PR Manager – Xiaomi South Africa

With the current wave of unending power cuts in South Africa, it's essential that your new smartphone offers options to beat these woes. The Xiaomi 12T series offers an average of 13.5 hours of screen time.

On top of that, when your battery runs out, you'll be back up and running in no time. Thanks to its impressive 120W HyperCharge system, you can charge your 12T phone in just 19 minutes. Yes, 19 minutes!

These two features eliminate load shedding problems. You won't have to worry about this load shedding schedule if you are powered by the Xiaomi 12T range.

High level performance

It may be nice to have the best camera and features, but it won't be very practical without additional performance. Fortunately, the Xiaomi 12T series has a good mix of options to deliver this performance.

The Xiaomi 12T Pro is one of the first smartphones to be officially launched with the new Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 SoC. This chipset offers revolutionary innovation and cutting-edge AI capabilities. It improves the overall device experience, including photography, gaming, and connectivity. It ensures a fast, smart platform to work from while being efficient.

The Xiaomi 12T is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset. It offers the perfect balance of performance and efficiency for most users. Additionally, its prowess is delivered through CPU and GPU performance and better power efficiency. Xiaomi has been one of the main contributors to the development of the MediaTek chip in recent years.

Visual excellence

In addition to their powerful performance, these devices are equipped with a 120Hz CrystalRes AMOLED display. This gives you the best of visuals with smooth on-screen animations, movements and transitions. Additionally, it has a resolution of 1220p and a display of 68 billion colors.

Its screen offers an exceptional balance of clarity and color detail. The energy efficiency of the display also contributes to the excellent battery life. Added to this is the AdaptiveSync display. It helps optimize battery life by automatically adjusting refresh rates and resolution based on content.

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Availability and price

The Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro are currently on sale at various retailers in South Africa. These devices offer great value to the consumer with a feature set and underlying specifications. They are available at the recommended retail price below: