A midrange-priced device with a lot of flagship-level features. That’s what the Xiaomi 12 Lite tries to offer.

One of the highlight features of the Xiaomi 12 Lite is the ultra-sharp 108-megapixel HM2 sensor from Samsung. Next to it are the usual suspects: 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro lens. On the front, we have a sharp 32-megapixel selfie camera.


We also have a fancy 6.55-inch AMOLED screen, which is complete with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ certification.

The 12 Lite has a relatively small 4,300mAh battery, which is forgivable since it is one of the thinnest in the market at only 7.29m. Plus, it comes with a whopping 67W turbo charger.


Like a lot of modern phones, it is rigged with WiFI 6 connectivity, NFC, stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

But since it is still a midrange phone, it is still powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. You can get it with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.


The Xiaomi 12 Lite has a starting price of Php20,999 in the Philippines for the 6GB/128GB model while the 8GB/256GB variant is at Php21,999. It will be up for pre-order starting August 19 to 26 at Xiaomi’s official stores, where you can get it with Php3,500 worth of freebies that includes a Xiaomi Tyvek bag, Xiaomi Nightlight, Xiaomi Pinoy Bunny, ceramic mug, shirt, notebook, and a pen.

Xiaomi 12 Lite Specs

  • Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling
  • HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 1920Hz PWM dimming
  • 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Adreno 642L GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage
  • 32-megapixel front cameras, LED flash
  • 108-megapixel + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, AI Face Unlock
  • Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 159.3 × 73.7 × 7.29mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • Colors: Lite Green, Lite Pink, Black
  • 4,300mAh non-removable battery, 67W turbo charging

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