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Xiaomi 12 Lite formalized: great promises, moderate price

The Xiaomi 12 Lite has been formalized with an attractive technical sheet for a price that remains contained. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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The Xiaomi 12 Lite in its three colors // Source: Xiaomi

The Xiaomi 12 Lite has become official internationally. This means that there is a good chance that one day it will land in France to complete the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro series. Given this very likely eventuality, let’s see what this new smartphone has in store for us.

In the Xiaomi 12 Lite, the Chinese brand is proud to have refined the design for a pleasant grip experience. We therefore have a thickness contained in 7.29 mm and a weight of only 173 grams. Keep in mind that you’ll also be dealing here with a smartphone with flat edges. The back is wrapped in a subtle color gradation.

The characteristics of the Xiaomi 12 Lite

Regarding the slightly more technical part, there are several characteristics to take into account:

  • 6.55-inch AMOLED screen with a 20:9 ratio, Full HD + and 120 Hz;
  • Snapdragon 778G (6nm);
  • three rear cameras:
    • 108-megapixel main sensor (f/1.88);
    • 8 megapixel ultra wide angle, 120 degrees (f/2.2);
    • sensor with macro lens (f/2.4).
  • 32-megapixel selfie sensor (f/2.45);
  • 4300mAh battery;
  • 67W charger delivered in the box;
  • Android 12 with MIUI 13;
  • Compatible with 5G and Wi-Fi 6.

Therefore, the Xiaomi 12 Lite promises to be a very good photographer in its price range and also has “a range of impressive image features to enrich your social media posts and videos, including Magic cutout, a professional editor that automatically identifies and highlights people, cats and dogs for editing images“. A Vlog mode is also mentioned.

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The Xiaomi 12 Lite in pink // Source: Xiaomi

Autonomy and fast charging are also in the spotlight. So the batteryit can easily last a full day of use, while 67W turbo charging gets you to 100% battery in just 41 minutes“.

Finally, know that the Xiaomi 12 Lite has two stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos certification. However, the press release does not mention a 3.5mm jack.

The price of the Xiaomi 12 Lite

The Xiaomi 12 Lite is advertised with an MSRP of US$399 for the configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Count $449 for the 8/128 GB version and $499 for the 8/256 GB version.

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The Xiaomi 12 Lite in its three colors // Source: Xiaomi

With a simple conversion, this gives respectively 395, 445 and 494 euros. Note, however, that these prices should vary a bit when the Xiaomi 12 Lite arrives in France. If it arrives and does not raise a rabbit like the Xiaomi 12S.

Finally, there are three colors: black, green and pink.

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