When Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 earlier this month, Xiaomi revealed that its upcoming flagship Xiaomi 12 would be among the first to use the new chipset. At the time, the Chinese smartphone maker did not reveal when it would launch the new flagship line. We recently learned that Xiaomi intended to launch its Xiaomi 12 series next week, on December 28 in Beijing, China, although we were still not quite sure what it would be like. Now the leaks have given us our first look at the official versions of the Xiaomi 12.
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These renders come from Evan Blass of @EvLeaks fame, and sporting a green leather back on the Xiaomi 12, similar to the vegan leather that the Xiaomi Mi 11 had in China. They also reveal the screen size, which comes in at 6.28 inches, and they also show two other color variants. Xiaomi chose to abandon its “Mi” brand last year with the launch of Xiaomi Mix 4 and Xiaomi 11T Pro. These appear to be official marketing versions of the company, while earlier versions published by OnLeaks they were not. But nevertheless, OnLeaks revealed at the time that the phone will measure around 152.7 x 70 x 8.6mm (11.5mm including the camera module), which gives us an idea of just how big the phone can be.
To be clear, we know a bit about the Xiaomi 12 series, although obviously, we do not know everything. As confirmed by Xiaomi CEO Lei June, it will launch with MIUI 13, the latest version of the company’s custom skin. We have known for a while that Xiaomi has been internally testing MIUI 13 with Android 11 and Android 12 bases and it seems that Xiaomi 12 will be the first to run the new software. According to previous leaks, the Xiaomi 12 was expected to feature three 50MP cameras on the back, consisting of a 50MP main sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 50MP telephoto lens with 5X optical zoom. While that is unlikely to be the case given the difference in size of the three sensors on this device, it may still be true for the Pro or Ultra.
Details on battery size, charging speed and other hardware are unknown at this time, although the company has also revealed that the Pro variant of the Xiaomi 12 would feature a 2K resolution Samsung E5 AMOLED display with second-generation LTPO technology. and micro-lens microprism technology.