Xiaomi 12 Lite launches in South Africa: price and details

Xiaomi 12 Lite

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its new Xiaomi 12 Lite in South Africa, bringing a more affordable smartphone option to its locally available flagship range.

In July, the company launched the Xiaomi 12, bringing a premium device to local shores.

The Xiaomi 12 Lite aims to replicate the premium experience, but with a different spin on its hardware and camera and a lower price point.

Xiaomi 12 Lite features

Despite its name, the Xiaomi 12 Lite features a larger display than the standard version. It includes a 6.55-inch AMOLED display, making it slightly larger than the 6.28-inch display on the Xiaomi 12.

The device also has a different approach to its camera. For its main camera, the 12 Lite features a 108MP main lens, along with an 8MP ultrawide-angle lens and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, it has a 32MP selfie camera.

The smartphone also has a slightly smaller battery at 4,300mAh. Meanwhile, it also has a different processor — equipped with the 6nm Snapdragon 778G.

You can see a summary of the Xiaomi 12 Lite’s specs below: 

  • Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Snapdragon 778G
  • Battery: 4300mAh
  • Main camera: 108MP lens + 8MP ultrawide lens + 2MP macro lens
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • RAM: 8GB
  • On-board storage: 256GB

It also supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and users can enjoy 67W wired charging.

Price in South Africa

So how much will the device set you back in terms of costs?

The Xiaomi 12 Lite has a recommended price of R9,999 in South Africa.

You can purchase it online and through authorised retailers, including HiFi Corp, Incredible Connection, MTN, Takealot, and Vodacom.

It is available in the Lite Green and Black colours.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra long-term review: Still the flagship to beat

Feature image: Xiaomi


Megan Ellis


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