Xiaomi launched the 12S series in China today, including the Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro, and the 12S Ultra. But, along with those phones, the company also launched the Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition. As the name suggests, the major difference between this phone and the Xiaomi 12 Pro is the chipset. While the Xiaomi 12 Pro had Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC, the Dimensity Edition has the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+.
The Dimensity 9000+ launched last month, and it is MediaTek’s reply to Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The 12 Pro Dimensity Edition is the first phone to be powered by this SOC, so it would be interesting to see how this new chip compares to Qualcomm’s latest offering. The Dimensity 9000+ is built on top of TSMC’s 4nm process and scores around 1.08 Million on the AnTuTu benchmark. The GPU performance is bumped up by 10% over the Dimensity 9000, whereas the clock speed of the prime Cortex-X2 CPU core has also been upgraded, resulting in a 5% CPU performance boost.
This phone seems to be using a similar cooling mechanism as the Xiaomi 12S Ultra since Xiaomi claims the same 100% increased thermal conductivity for this phone too.
The chipset is not the only change over the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition has a 5,160mAH battery which is bigger than the 4,600mAH cell of Xiaomi 12 Pro. But, the charging speed has been reduced to 67W, compared to 120W. The camera setup is also different. While the primary camera has the same 50MP Sony IMX707 sensor with OIS, the other two cameras are different. Instead of a 50MP ultrawide & a 50MP telephoto, the Dimensity Edition has a 13MP ultrawide and a 5MP telemacro camera.
And well, that is pretty much it. The rest of the features are the same as Xiaomi 12 Pro. So, there’s the same 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED panel with a Quad-HD+ resolution, LTPO, 1500 nits peak brightness, 10-bit color depth, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ support.
Finally, here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
8GB + 128GB – ¥3999 (~$596)
12GB + 256GB – ¥4499 (~$671)
The Xiaomi 12 Pro launched for ¥4699 (~$739), so the price of Dimensity Edition is ¥700 (~$105) lower than that.