In spite of too much silence until November, the Xiaomi 12 has started leaking frequently, so we are starting to get a vibrant picture as to how this upcoming Xiaomi smartphone may look.
The Xiaomi 12 is set to be the firm’s upcoming flagship Android phone, and it’s set to debut in China on 28th December. A worldwide launch will probably fall in early 2022.
This upcoming premium class Android phone could end up being one of the top smartphones of the year, except any Lite, Pro, or Ultra version launched together with is even improved! it’s one of the utmost expected mobiles of 2022 too.
We gave 2021’s Xiaomi Mi 11 a very decent score, but there’s always something a brand can do to progress, particularly when you look at the Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Ultra which also had their problems.
Xiaomi 12 leaks were silent for a long while, but they have started dipping quicker and earlier, and we have composed all the one’s value knowing about below. Read the whole post to find out everything you need to know.
- 1 Xiaomi 12: some interesting questions!
- 2 Xiaomi 12 release date and price
- 3 Xiaomi 12 design and display
- 4 Xiaomi 12 camera and battery
- 5 Xiaomi 12 specs and features
- 6 What Xiaomi 12 phones are we expecting?
- 7 What do we want to see on Xiaomi 12?
Xiaomi 12: some interesting questions!
- What is it? Xiaomi’s 2022 flagship phone
- When is it out? 28th December in China, 2022 rest of world
- How much will it cost? Expect a premium price
Xiaomi 12 release date and price
The Xiaomi 12 series will make its entrance in China on 28th December. That much has been assured, though we don’t know the exact time of the day the event will be or what handsets we will be hearing about.
If Xiaomi follows preceding years, you can imagine the handsets to debut in other markets in the next few months. For the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, the firm debuted them in China in December 2020 and brought them to markets like the UK in February 2021.
We wouldn’t guess the US or Australia to get these handsets, but we do assume them to available in the UK.
Regarding a Xiaomi 12 price, one unclear leak points to a starting price of CNY 3,699 (around $580 / £435 / AU$800). Nevertheless, the source wasn’t sure this was accurate, and in any circumstance alterations never will be.
For reference, the Xiaomi Mi 11 launched at £749 / AU$1,099 (around $1,040), which put it bumpily in line with the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9 in terms of price we would suppose a comparable rivalry again in 2022.
Xiaomi 12 design and display
We have now had an authorized look at the Xiaomi 12, which you can see in the image below. This was gone together with by text saying ‘two flagships’, signifying that only two phones will release at the 28th December launch, seemingly the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro, as the latter has since been declared by the firm.
There’s not much to see in the image, however, other than apparently flat screens and punch-hole selfie cameras.
- Xiaomi has also confirmed that the standard Xiaomi 12 has a fairly compact 6.28-inch screen, and said that the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 2K AMOLED screen with a refresh rate that can vary from 1Hz to 120Hz.
- Outside that, a leak has recommended that the standard Xiaomi 12 has a 1080 x 2400 screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and we have seen some fan-made renders of the Xiaomi 12. While they are not authorized, they are allegedly based on actual leaks about the phone.
- The screen and design look unevenly similar as on the Mi 11, but there’s an additional rear camera and no front-facing camera. This doesn’t mean selfies are prohibited, but that the phone could have an under-display snapper, like the ZTE Axon 20 5G. That’s at odds with the official image we have seen above yet, so it’s either imprecise, or it’s showing a premium model.
- It’s also straight reversed by one leak, with a top leaker suggesting the Mi 12 will still have a punch-hole cut-out for the main camera like its predecessors.
- A second leak has denied the fan-made renders too, as deceptively the Xiaomi 12 will have a similar rear camera layout as the Mi 10T Pro, with one big snapper combined with loads of smaller ones.
- But another leak has exposed a very alike, but also somewhat dissimilar, bump layout, making this Cyclops-style camera bump design seem pretty probable for at least one model of the phone.
- We have also seen case leaks of the whole series, and while the normal and Pro phones have honestly normal looks, the Ultra’s rear camera block looks wild, with spaces for eight dissimilar lenses or sensors.
- Finally, we have also heard that there could be a Xiaomi 12X with a 6.28-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi 12 camera and battery
One immense leak proposes the Xiaomi 12 will have a 192MP or 200MP main camera, either of which would be the highest-resolution camera we have seen on a smartphone.
A distinct leak backs up this high-resolution camera rumor. The rumor also says the vanilla and Pro models could have alike cameras to the Mi 11 Ultra so a 50MP main, 5x periscope, and ultra-wide combo. We have also heard that the Xiaomi 12X will have a 50MP main snapper.
So, it’s a bit uncertain what the primary camera sensor will be, with rumors all over the shop from 50MP to 200MP.
Somewhere else, we have heard that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will have cameras tuned by Leica, a camera firm that also works with Huawei and Nokia.
An unclear leak temporarily points to a 50MP main snapper, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 3x zoom telephoto for the standard Xiaomi 12 but even the source appeared uncertain by this.
Xiaomi itself has confirmed the selfie camera on the front will have a 32MP resolution.
On the battery front, before we heard anything exactly about the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi revealed a new tech called Xiaomi HyperCharge, which offers 200W wired charging and 120W wireless charging. That’s allegedly sufficient to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 8 minutes with wired charging, or in 15 minutes wireless.
The firm hasn’t supposed this will be used in the Xiaomi 12, but we would think it’s possible to come with a phone before too long, so the Xiaomi 12 is a likely candidate.
We have heard a rumor that the Xiaomi 12 will get 67W charging though. A second leak taking the form of the image below has also pointed to 67W charging, along with 30W wireless charging and a 4,500mAh battery. So 67W is looking likely, but perhaps the Pro or Ultra model will sport 200W charging.
Xiaomi 12 specs and features
Xiaomi has confirmed this will be the first phone from the brand to sport the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. That’s a top-end processor which will deliver abundant processing power.
That said, this chipset might not come to every model, with the Xiaomi 12X rumored to have a lower-end Snapdragon 870 chipset. So, this would probably sit at or near the bottom of the Xiaomi 12 range.
A leak temporarily has pointed to a choice of 8GB or 12GB of RAM in the standard Xiaomi 12, along with 128GB or 256GB of storage.
What Xiaomi 12 phones are we expecting?
We’ve heard about quite a few different Xiaomi 12 phones in the family including two Lite models (one of which might be called the Xiaomi 12X), the standard edition, a Pro, and an Ultra model.
Most recently we heard about the Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced, an even more premium version of the top-end phone, though we don’t know what distinguishes this from the other model.
Plus, there are also rumors of a Xiaomi 12 Mini handset as well so maybe we see an extra handset debut in a smaller form factor.
What do we want to see on Xiaomi 12?
No doubt the wish list of features for the Xiaomi 12 is based on the Mi 11 series including the Ultra version as well as other Xiaomi phones, and what the firm’s competitors are doing.
When it erupted onto the Western phone markets, Xiaomi made a name for itself with its ‘flagship killer’ phones, which had parallel specifications to top contributions from Samsung and OnePlus itself the original flagship killer, but with much lesser prices.
With the Mi 11, that’s no longer the case – the vanilla phone and Ultra model both match rivals in terms of prices. The Mi 11 wasn’t too exclusive as such, but the viable edge that put Xiaomi ahead has gone.
We would like to see the Mi 12 undercut its generations, so it can put itself ahead of them in a more tangible way. If there’s one more Ultra model, we would like to see that much more reasonable, as the Mi 11 Ultra debatably wasn’t worth its cost.
A cleaner user interface
MIUI, the Android fork Xiaomi uses on its phones, has some actually great features and some unquestionably horrifying ones. The firm needs to sort it out.
It’s true that MIUI presents loads of customization selections, more so than some other Android forks, and the interface has solid safety.
But on the other hand, MIUI comes with loads of bloatware, has an irritating security scan pop-up every time you install an app, and is really, really buggy. These issues need fixing before we can enthusiastically love Xiaomi phones.
New photography modes
We are listing something now that we almost certainly will see – but this is a list of what we want to see, and Xiaomi’s innovative camera modes are often a treat to play with.
For photography and videography in the camera app, Xiaomi often brings fresh modes that competitors don’t have. There are loads of effects-heavy video modes called Movie Effects, automatic color editing for photography more in-depth than just filters, and the sky editing mode that lets you wholly modification the skyline and weather effects for photos.
We are even now excited to see what the Mi 12 brings, as the fun modes will probably make using the camera a luxury.
Better battery life
The Xiaomi Mi 11 series was overwhelmed by a steady problem, in that the phones just didn’t have very good battery lives.
While each phone had a gigantic battery, it doesn’t seem like the software or features were improved very well, causing the power to drain rapidly. In particular, the Mi 11 Ultra had an overheating issue which caused the charge to fall.
Obviously superior isn’t improved in this case we would like Xiaomi to roll out more battery optimizations that save the smartphones from disappearing so rapidly.
Improved fingerprint scanner
Not all Xiaomi phones have on-screen fingerprint scanners, but the ones that do frequently mess up this feature a little bit.
Some in-screen scanners can be unpredictable, meaning your finger sometimes gets disallowed even if it should work. This can sometimes be a software issue, other times just a problem with the sensor being too minor.
Xiaomi needs to figure out and resolve these fingerprint sensors because they are pretty bothersome to use then.
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