Successor to the Xiaomi Mi 11, the Xiaomi 12 is the next flagship of the Chinese manufacturer. This phone is expected in China by the end of 2021. What can we expect, both in terms of design, performance, battery life and photos? We take stock of the leaks and rumors.
In the high-end and premium segment, Samsung has its Galaxy S range, Apple has its annual batch of iPhones. Xiaomi, for its part, is betting on its homonymous phones formerly known as Xiaomi Mi, before the name “Mi” disappears in August 2021.
As a good successor to the Xiaomi Mi 11, the next flagship of the manufacturer should logically be called Xiaomi 12. There is still nothing official, but there is no apparent reason for the Chinese firm to alter the nomenclature of its catalog. The fact is that this smartphone is scheduled for the end of 2021 in China.
Before its official induction into the Middle Kingdom, we are offering you a quick tour of the leaks and rumors that have crossed over the last few months to give you a first idea, more or less vague, of what this phone will have in its belly. .
What design for the Xiaomi 12?
This is probably one of Xiaomi’s best kept secrets to date. The design of the Xiaomi 12 remains a mystery, the veil of which is difficult to remove. The only thing to eat has been uploaded. speak filter Mukul sharma, who published the so-called images of the device, wrapped in a shell.
As it stands, it is extremely difficult to discern the aesthetic lines of the phone. It still has to be the Xiaomi 12. So we can simply imagine a look in line with the Mi 11, where the beautiful finishes and the curved display will make up your stylistic markers.
Xiaomi could also move away from its conservative philosophy and opt for a more original design to differentiate itself from current and future competitors. This is what it suggests LetsGoDigital, with the help of Concept Creator (Jermaine Smith), which was based on a patent and therefore must be received with a grain of salt.
As for the screen, Xiaomi should use the same formula as in the Mi 11. As a reminder, the latter opted for a 6.81-inch diagonal, an AMOLED screen technology, a WQHD + definition (3200 x 1440) and a adaptive refresh rate. 120Hz.
Performance and autonomy of Xiaomi 12: superior chip and super fast charge?
The year 2021 was marked by the introduction of the Snapdragon 888, the harvest of 2022 will honor the… Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Because yes, Qualcomm has drawn a line on its old nomenclature by introducing a whole new way of naming its SoCs. So it won’t be the Snapdragon 895 or Snapdragon 898.
Even so, several manufacturers are in a war footing to become the first to install this chip in one of their smartphones. We are talking about Nubia, Motorola … and Xiaomi, which has formalized the presence of this processor in its Xiaomi 12. Like Realme with its GT 2 Pro, by the way.
Officially unveiled at the Hawaii Tech Summit in early December, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be rolled out to all high-end smartphones starting in 2022 and will give AI, photography and connectivity pride of place.
Recorded at 4 nm, this logically more powerful SoC will allow, for example, to analyze and group our notifications more intelligently, or to analyze a text and give a short summary before reading it.
Information on the battery capacity of the Xiaomi 12 has not yet been leaked. On the other hand, we can legitimately wonder if the group will launch the big game in terms of recharging, as it has already been able to do. For your Xiaomi 11T Pro. As a reminder, the latter enjoyed a load … of 120 W.
Xiaomi even communicated 200W block and 120W wireless charging, but our little finger tells us that all this beautiful device is reserved for its future Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The classic model could very well borrow the technology of the 11T Pro with a power of 120 W that would be one of the fastest on the market.
Xiaomi 12: the rest of the features to know
As for the photo, the information is scarce. What we can assure is that Xiaomi is working on its algorithms to improve snapshot processing. Therefore, the Xiaomi 12 could rise through the ranks on this specific component and catch up with its small lag compared to the high-end competition.
Once again, the noise from the corridors has been mainly focused on the Ultra version, which could have an impressive 192 megapixel sensor – according to Digital Chat Station – and the know-how of specialist Leica. Its design could also be divisive with a huge photo module that houses four sensors according to We are going to be digital. So much speculation that needs to be treated with caution. Regardless, the Ultra is expected in mid-2022.
For the software part, there is a good chance of seeing the Xiaomi 12 running natively under the MIUI 12.5 interface based on Android 11. Presumably, the deployment of MIUI 13 with Android 12 should only take place later this year. 2022, with various graphics changes, according to rumors.
The truth is that the Xiaomi 12 would be one of the eligible candidates to take advantage of this update as soon as possible.
Xiaomi 12 Price and Release Date – Coming Soon
As you may have understood after reading this article, the Xiaomi 12 is expected from December in China, according to information from Digital Chat Station (again). This official presentation should give us a good idea of your technical data sheet.
In the rest of the world, and more specifically in Europe, it could debut sometime in February. This estimate is based on the French launch of the Xiaomi Mi 11, dated February 8, 2021.
However, the component shortage currently affecting the new technology sector, and not that, could add a grain of salt and delay the specifications of the Chinese group, which nevertheless seems on the right track to maintain its schedule.
As for prices, it is impossible to predict anything at the moment. Let’s try to remember the price list of the Mi 11, sold when it was launched at 749 euros in 8 +128 GB, or 799 euros in 8 + 256 GB. We will have to wait for prices of this order for the Xiaomi 12.
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