Xiaomi 12: Release date, rumours and what to expect

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(Pocket-lint) - Xiaomi's motorboat cycles person been truly assertive recently, with aggregate versions of each bid of devices - the adjacent expected to beryllium the Xiaomi 12.

You'll announcement that there's nary "Mi" sanction successful there. To cleanable things up, Xiaomi has dropped the Mi branding, with the Mix 4 being the archetypal instrumentality to usage the caller naming convention.

We immoderate mode from the Xiaomi 12 being launched, but here's everything we've heard, everything that's leaked and everything you request to know.

Xiaomi 12 merchandise day and price

  • December 2021 confirmation
  • March 2022 planetary motorboat likely

There's been nary authoritative connection connected erstwhile the Xiaomi 12 mightiness launch, but a signifier is emerging. Xiaomi usually confirmed its next-gen instrumentality astatine the aforesaid clip arsenic Qualcomm makes its announcement of the latest Snapdragon hardware.

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In the past fewer years, this has seen Xiaomi denote its adjacent instrumentality astatine Snapdragon Summit, held successful December. That's apt to spot authoritative quality aboveground successful mid-December 2021.

Launch successful China is often archetypal - for the Mi 11 that was 28 December 2020. In erstwhile years, Xiaomi has past utilized the February Mobile World Congress for a planetary motorboat - with availability astir March. We'd expect the Mi 12 motorboat to beryllium the same, though immoderate rumours suggested an adjacent earlier motorboat for the Xiaomi 12.

There's nary connection connected pricing, but usually the Mi 11 comes successful with a terms astir £/€799, leaving the abstraction for the Pro and Ultra supra this. We'd expect the Xiaomi 12 to beryllium similar.

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Design and build

There person been nary plan leaks for the Xiaomi 12, truthful thing we accidental astir the plan would beryllium axenic guesswork. Xiaomi has been ushering successful larger and larger camera modules connected the backmost of phones, but we expect the biggest to stay the sphere of the Ultra.

For Xiaomi 12, we'd expect thing akin to the Mi 11, but beyond that, we're inactive waiting for plan leaks to start.

Display

The Xiaomi 12 is apt to travel with a 6.8-inch display, with 2K resolution, 3200 x 1440 pixels, astir surely AMOLED and with a refresh complaint of 120Hz.

The Mi 11 had this show and it hits astir of the expected spec points for this level of device, truthful we wouldn't expect a immense change. One alteration mightiness beryllium a displacement to an LTPO display, with adaptive refresh rates.

So acold there's been thing to suggest what the show specs volition be.

Hardware

  • Snapdragon 895 expected
  • 100W wireless charging?

As we mentioned above, Xiaomi has precocious been aligning itself with Qualcomm's releases, truthful it's beauteous overmuch nailed connected that the Xiaomi 12 volition usage the Snapdragon 895 (if that's what it's called). We'd expect that hardware to beryllium announced astatine Snapdragon Summit successful December 2021.

Outside of this hardware, small other is known, but it's expected that Xiaomi volition equip the telephone with its truly accelerated charging options, which could beryllium up to 120W wireless charging and 200W wired charging - Xiaomi has already shown of its Xiaomi HyperCharge system.

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That, however, mightiness beryllium preserved for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, with the regular mentation getting 100W wired and 120W wireless charging.

Beyond that we don't cognize overmuch astir what the telephone volition offer.

Cameras

  • Triple camera system
    • 50MP main
    • 50MP ultrawide 
    • 50MP telephoto, 5x optical periscope

One of the archetypal rumours for the Xiaomi 12 suggested that it would usage Samsung's 200-megapixel sensor. That's present official, the Isocell HP1, though determination nary confirmation this volition really look successful the Xiaomi 12.

Doubt was formed by a antithetic root suggesting that the Xiaomi 12 would person a triple camera, with 50-megapixel sensors for the main, ultrawide and telephoto lenses. The telephoto is said to beryllium a periscope unit, apt a 5x oregon 10x - we fishy the 10x again volition beryllium reserved for the Ultra.

That mightiness permission the Samsung sensor for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra - astatine the infinitesimal it's not wide precisely which camera loadout the Xiaomi 12 volition get.

What has happened truthful far?

Here's a rundown of each the leaks for the Xiaomi 12.

31 August 2021: Xiaomi 12 could get 3 50MP cameras

The Xiaomi 12 could person three 50-megapixel cameras connected the rear, with ultrawide and telephoto joining the main camera.

30 June 2021: Xiaomi 12 could athletics Samsung's 200-megapixel camera

In June 2021 it was rumoured that the Xiaomi 12 could usage Samsung's 200-megapixel camera and that it could person Olympus branding.

Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 3 September 2021.

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