One Chinese insider previously reported that the Xiaomi 12 will receive a “completely new design”, and now we can evaluate this very design: a high-quality render of the device has been published.
This Xiaomi 12 reminds us of Xiaomi Civi a lot – just right to think about Photoshop. However, a live photo of the rear panel has been published on the web, which confirms this design. In short, it is highly likely that the Xiaomi 12 will look like this. In the camera block, the main module with a wide-angle lens and a sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels is accentuated, the other two sensors are responsible for shooting macro and shooting with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
Another source, Chinese, shared details of the Xiaomi press conference. which should take place on December 28… It was expected to present Xiaomi 12 and MIUI 13, but, as reported, there will be more hardware innovations: along with the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X will debut (the model codes are l3a, l3 and l2, respectively).
The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and will have curved OLED screens with front-facing cameras embedded in the center. The key difference will concern the camera – Mi 12 Pro will receive a periscope module with 5x optical zoom. Accordingly, in the Xiaomi 12, optical stabilization will be only in the main module with a wide-angle lens, and in the Xiaomi 12 Pro – in two: the main and the periscope.
We already wrote about Xiaomi 12X – it will be a compact pre-flagship with a screen diagonal of 6.28 inches and SoC Snapdragon 870. The height of the smartphone will be 145.4 mm, width – 65.4 mm. In terms of dimensions, it will be similar to the iPhone X. This model, like the Xiaomi 12, will go on sale worldwide, but the Xiaomi 12 Pro is most likely targeted at the local Chinese market. A high-quality global Xiaomi camera phone will be released later – it will be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.