Xiaomi is expected to introduce a mini variant of the Xiaomi 12 next month. It will arrive alongside the other Xiaomi 12 series smartphones next month.
It’s been a whilst in view that we heard that Xiaomi may be working on a compact smartphone. Apple would possibly have tasted confined success with the mini iPhones however that hasn’t stopped the Chinese smartphone maker from going beforehand with the idea. Xiaomi is predicted to introduce a mini variant of the Xiaomi 12 next month. It will arrive alongside the different Xiaomi 12 series smartphones next month. Xiaomi is probably to launch Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and Xiaomi 12 Mini – all in December.
The specs of the phone have been shared by means of Twitter person Mayank Kumar. He claims that the phone will be launched in China on December 21. The Xiaomi 12 Mini is tipped to come with a 6.28-inch flat show for those who like compact phones. This will be an FHD+ flat AMOLED show with a 120Hz refresh rate support and 480Hz touch response. The show may want to be as bright as 1500nits and it may assist HDR10+.
The smartphone is expected to be powered by way of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC alongside 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. In the camera department, the Xiaomi 12 Mini might also come with a quad-camera setup with a 100-megapixel primary camera with OIS, a 20-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a 2x portrait lens.
The Xiaomi 12 Mini might also pack a 4700mAh battery with a 67W fast wired charging support and 50W wireless charging support. Honestly, it’s a pretty decent battery for a compact phone. Even some flagship devices come with 4500mAh battery packs. Other features may include Bluetooth 5.2 support, Harman stereo dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, IP68 certification. The phone will be 7.96mm thick and weigh approx 176grams.
The leaker has also shared the storage variants of the phone. The Xiaomi 12 Mini can come in three variants – 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which can be priced at yuan 3599 (around Rs 42,000), 8GB RAM and 256GB storage priced at yuan 3899 (around Rs 45,500) and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage priced at yuan 4299 (around Rs 50,150). It’s worth mentioning that Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the device and its details. So, there is a chance that some of this information turns out inaccurate.
We should expect to hear more about the Xiaomi 12 Mini in the coming days as the launch nears.
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When is the release date for the Xiaomi 12?
We’ve yet to receive a firm date on when we’ll see the Xiaomi 12. But we can use its predecessors as an indication of when it might appear:
As you can see there is something of a pattern that’s been established, with the global version of the new Xiaomi flagships generally arriving in March or April and the Chinese launch a little earlier. With this as our guide, it seems likely that Xiaomi will continue with this schedule and release the 12 in China in December 2021 with a global release following a few months later in 2022.
However, one site predicts an earlier Chinese debut, this month. MyDrivers reports that this is when the Xiaomi 12 will debut, though doesn’t name its source. One reason to take this with a pinch of salt is that most leakers agree that the phone will feature the Snapdragon 898, the rumored name of Qualcomm’s next flagship chip.
This chip is set to debut at the 2021 Snapdragon Summit, which begins on 30 November – so a November launch for the phone would only realistically be possible if the Xiaomi 12 is revealed at that event, alongside the chip itself – which has never happened before.
Still, sources agree that Xiaomi is at least trying to be the first company to launch with the Snapdragon 898, which would mean a 2021 reveal. Digital Chat Station says that Xiaomi and Motorola are both trying to get there first, adding later that an “established domestic manufacturer” has acquired a batch directly from Qualcomm in the US – though it’s not clear which company he’s referring to.
Either way, you’re sure to be offered a range of options when the Xiaomi 12 arrives, as Xiaomi has bolstered its line-up in recent years to include Pro, Lite, SE, T, and Ultra models that all hit different price points and include specs to match.
How much will the Xiaomi 12 cost?
Again, there’s no official price for the Xiaomi 12, as it’s still a while before we expect it to be launched. So, once more, we turn to the previous models.
- Xiaomi Mi 11 – £749/€749 (around $910)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 – £799/€799 (around $1,095)
- Xiaomi Mi 9 – £499/€449 (around $685)
- Xiaomi Mi 8 – £459/€459 (around $630)
Over time the range has risen in price. The main jump was between the Mi 9 and the Mi 10, with the Mi 11 staying around the same price point. As a 12 Ultra is also rumored to follow from the Mi 11 Ultra, which cost £1,199/€1,199, we hope that Xiaomi can keep the price tag the same when the new model arrives.
Why isn’t it called the Mi 12?
While 2021’s flagship Xiaomi phone was the Mi 11, its follow-up is no longer expected to be called the Mi 12.
Xiaomi has confirmed, following a report by XDA Developers, that it is retiring the Mi branding – itself only used outside of China – to simplify its brand. As a result, the new flagship is expected to simply be the Xiaomi 12.