If you don’t know, last year, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 Lite 5G in the global market with Snapdragon 780G SOC, but due to the global chip shortage, the company had to use Snapdragon 778G, and hence, it relaunched the phone with Snapdragon 778G and named it the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Today, Xiaomi launched the successor to that phone named the Xiaomi 12 Lite. Interestingly, there is no upgrade in the performance, so this new phone is powered by the Snapdragon 778G as well.
Like the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, the 12 Lite is a lightweight phone and weighs around 173g. It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE was a much lighter phone than the 12 Lite, weighing just 158g. It was just 6.81mm thick, but that is not the case with the 12 Lite. The Xiaomi 12 Lite has flat edges, and the frame is made of plastic. The back, however, is made of glass.
The fingerprint scanner is now moved under the display, instead of on the side, and just like the 11 Lite 5G NE, the 12 Lite does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are stereo speakers.
The bezels around the display are quite minimal, so they also result in the compact form factor of this device.
Coming to the specifications, the phone has a 6.55-inch OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, and this panel supports Dolby Vision & HDR10+. The 11 Lite 5G NE had a 90Hz OLED panel, so the refresh rate is upgraded this year. The SOC is Snapdragon 778G, and there is 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage.
As for the cameras, Xiaomi 12 Lite has a triple camera setup where the primary camera has a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor, the ultrawide camera has an 8MP sensor, and the macro camera has a 2MP sensor. There is a 32MP selfie shooter.
The battery size is 4,300mAh, and there is support for 67W fast charging. Finally, Android 12 runs out of the box with MIUI 13 on top.