Xiaomi has made a strong comeback in the high-end Android smartphone segment with the launch of the Mi 11 Ultra. Although it has not been three months since the device made its debut, we already have some information about its successor, which according to rumors could be called the Xiaomi Mi 12. A few details about the Mi 12’s screen, processor and camera have surfaced online, thanks to a Chinese tipster (via MySmartPrice). These Mi 12 specs give us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the device. Let’s see.
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Xiaomi Mi 12 may include Snapdragon 895 SoC and 200MP Samsung-Olympus camera
According to a popular tipster on Weibo, Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon SM8450 SoC. Although Digital Chat Station did not mention the name of the smartphone, we speculate that the tipster is hinting at the Mi 12. The SM8450 chipset is expected to come as the successor to the Snapdragon 888, and the marketing name could be Snapdragon 895. According to the leak. Xiaomi Mi 12 could be one of the first smartphones with the Snapdragon 895 SoC.
As for the imaging, news out of China suggests that the Mi 12 will have a 200MP camera sensor on the back. According to the leak, this camera sensor is the same 200MP Olympus unit that Samsung would use on the upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra. The 200MP Olympus camera sensor is said to have 16-in-1 pixel binning, meaning it can produce 12.5MP images using pixel binning technology. However, we speculate that it can also shoot 200 MP images.
Coming to the display, Digital Chat Station claims that the Mi 12 will have a screen that is curved from the left and right and has a single hole on the screen for the front-facing camera. We hope Xiaomi equips the device with a display with a center-mounted punch hole. Unfortunately, these are the only specs Digital Chat Station has revealed so far. Hopefully we’ll know more about the Mi 12 in the coming months.