Xiaomi has introduced the cheapest member of its flagship line. Meet the no-compromise Xiaomi 12 Lite.

Launched after the Xiaomi 12 series and 12S series, the Xiaomi 12 Lite boasts a couple of non-flagship, yet still top-notch specs and features.


For one, it boasts a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel, complete with HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 120Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch sampling rate for improved responsiveness when gaming.

There are three cameras on the back. The main one uses a 108-megapixel HM2 sensor from Samsung. Below it is the 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a 2-megapixel macro camera.


On the front, we have a pretty-packed 32-megapixel selfie-snapper. It uses a Samsung GD2 sensor and has autofocus, f/2.5 aperture, dual flashes, and cool software tricks like selfie portrait and selfie glow.

Being a midrange phone, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor. This 6nm-process chip can be had with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of expandable storage.


Keeping the lights on is a 4,300mAh battery. Not the biggest, but it made the device as thin as possible. It is paired with a whopping 67W power adapter for charging.

Software is handled by the latest Android 12 operating system with MIUI 13 interface on top.


The Xiaomi 12 Lite has a price of USD399 (around Php22,300), USD449 (around Php25,100), and USD499 (around Php27,900) for the 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB models, respectively. They are now available in select markets while release details in the Philippines are yet to be known.

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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