Perhaps the sub-flagship under the designation 12X from Xiaomi did not appear by chance, and the company took the path of reducing the designations of its smartphones. So, instead of Xiaomi 12 Ultra, Xiaomi 12U can come out. This model was mentioned in a recent interview by far not the last person in the company – previously the head of new Xiaomi products, and now the head of the Henan branch of the company, Wand Teng Thomas. Some days ago he also hinted at the imminent release of the super-flagship with the code designation Big Cup XL, under which Xiaomi 12 Ultra should be hiding.
The abbreviation of names can only be welcomed, as in some top Xiaomi and Redmi models they are too long. For example, Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition or Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition. By the way, the successor of the latter in the leaks now appears simply as the Redmi K50 Gaming.
The abbreviation of the designations, of course, does not affect the characteristics in any way. Xiaomi 12U will still offer maximum performance and photo opportunities. SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will act as a hardware platform, and there will be at least four modules in the main camera, one of which will provide 5x optical zoom.