Xiaomi confirmed this week that it’s going to launch two phones on December 28th, but none of them will be the ultimate flagship, Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Instead we’ll get the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. The latter has been rendered by Technizo Concept for Letsgodigital and you can check it out below.
After a series of case renders and pictures that revealed the back camera design, now all the leaked info has been turned into renders and there are few surprises. To me this camera model reminds me of the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro. There’s still a punch hole at the top front side and to be honest, the bottom bezel is kind of big. The successor to the Mi 11 Pro is expected to debut globally in 2022, after a Chinese release this month.
Interestingly, this Pro model is actually different from the regular Mi 12. That one has been downgraded to a small 6.2 inch screen, while the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 6.67 inch screen, also smaller than the 6.81 inch panel of the Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11. Xiaomi will once again opt for a quad curved panel, meaning that the screen will be rounded on all 4 sides.
It obviously adopts a 2K AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. It may well be a LTPO panel to keep the refresh rate dynamic and use less power. We expect a 20 megapixel front camera here and at the back side a triple back shooter with 50 MP main cam and LiDAR scanner. This would mean there’s a larger focus on AR for the next gen Xiaomi products, something that Apple has been doing for 2 years already.
An 8 MP telephoto camera and 13 MP ultrawide camera are also expected. Android 12 with MIUI 13 interface are expected to be available here, plus a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 4 nm CPU which so far has been rumored to suffer from overheating on the Motorola Edge X30. The Mi 12 camera design should be similar.