The Xiaomi 12S lineup has just been unveiled, but another Xiaomi 12 series derivative, the Xiaomi 12T, could be just around the corner.

This is good news for Xiaomi fans, as the 12S models are only available in China, while the Xiaomi 12T and its siblings are likely to see a wider release.

Below, we've broken down everything we've heard about these phones so far, including when they might land, how much they might cost, and what specs and features they're likely to have. We will update this article whenever new information is revealed.

Then further down we have created a wish list of things we want to see from the Xiaomi 12T, to make it a decent upgrade and worth buying.

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  • What is it? Xiaomi's next upper mid-range phone
  • When did it come out? Probably before the end of 2022
  • What are the prices for the premium plan? expect an average price

Xiaomi 12T: release date and price

It's unclear exactly when the Xiaomi 12T will land, but the Xiaomi 11T was unveiled in September 2021 and went on sale in October, so a similar 2022 timeline for the Xiaomi 12T is possible.

There is also evidence of this type of synchronization, as a Xiaomi phone believed to be the 12T has been certified by the FCC (opens in a new tab) (Federal Communications Commission), and it usually occurs a few months after launch. .

There's no word on pricing, but it might be in line with the Xiaomi 11T, which started at €499 (about $595 / AU$875). There will also likely be a Xiaomi 12T Pro, which could follow the Xiaomi 11T Pro starting at around €599 (around £830, AU$1130).

The Xiaomi 12T Pro could be priced similarly to the 11T Pro (Image credit: Future)

Don't expect to see any of these phones in the US, as Xiaomi doesn't really have a presence there, but a UK launch is likely and an Australian launch is possible.

Xiaomi 12T: news and leaks

We haven't heard much about the Xiaomi 12T yet, but leaker and journalist @kacskrz (opens in a new tab) claims that the phone will have a Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset, which is a high-end chipset but not quite high. final.

Xiaomi 12T (working name) 8GB/128GB 8GB/256GB 12GB RAM variant also possible Android 12/MIUI 13NFCSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1120Hz AMOLED120W fast chargeOIS#Xiaomi #Xiaomi12TJune 27, 2022

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That said, we heard about a week ago from leaker Mukul Sharma (opens in a new tab) that the Xiaomi 12T would have a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.

So either of these sources may be wrong, or the Snapdragon model may actually be the Xiaomi 12T Pro as the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is a high-end chipset.

According to Sharma, this phone will also have 8GB of RAM (although they claim there could also be a 12GB version), a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 120Hz AMOLED display, 120W charging, a camera. with optical image stabilization. and Android 12.

Xiaomi 12T: what we want to see

We still do not know for sure what Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro will offer, but we hope that Xiaomi has made the following changes.

1. Less heat

Someone is playing on a Xiaomi 11T Pro

The Xiaomi 11T Pro could get hot with use (Image credit: Future)

In our Xiaomi 11T Pro review, we noted that it gets quite hot when performing demanding tasks, and that's not only something that can make it uncomfortable to hold, but it can also cause the phone to limit its performance until it cools down.

There's no point in having a high-end chipset if you can't use it to its full potential, so hopefully that's something Xiaomi has fixed for the 12T lineup.

It most likely is, as the Xiaomi 888T Pro's Snapdragon 11 was known to overheat, while the chipsets rumored to arrive here aren't as notorious for it.

2. A better positioned fingerprint sensor

The Xiaomi 11T lineup places the fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, but in our Xiaomi 11T Pro review we found this could be difficult for users with smaller hands to pull out, so we'd like to see this redesigned for the Xiaomi 12T. .

Ideally, we'd like the fingerprint sensor to sit under the screen, as it does on most high-end remote phones.

3. Smoother software

A Xiaomi 11T Pro in front of books, flanked by plastic trees

Xiaomi 11T Pro software could use some work (Image credit: Future)

Xiaomi's MIUI, the software that comes with Android, has never been built for the most sophisticated interfaces, so while we're sure MIUI won't go anywhere, we'd like to see it improved for the Xiaomi 12T.

We're thinking fewer pre-installed apps, less intrusive security features (like the way the Xiaomi 11T scans newly installed apps), and fewer bugs.

4. Wireless charging

Neither the Xiaomi 11T nor the Xiaomi 11T Pro have wireless charging, making it an obvious addition to the Xiaomi 12T lineup, or at least the Pro model. Wireless charging can often be more convenient and preferable to wired charging. and, at the very least, it's nice to have the option.

5. Make it less of a fingerprint magnet

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If the Xiaomi 12T does all that, it could be one of the best phones from Xiaomi.

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