Xiaomi 12 Series Official Launch Slated For December 28; Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, MIUI 13, And More In Tow

Smartphone OEMs have already started working on their next-generation flagship devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Xiaomi 12 series is one of the upcoming lineups which is expected to debut soon with Qualcomm’s latest premium mobile chipset. Xiaomi itself gave an official confirmation on the processor driving the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro and the launch date.

Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro Official Launch Date Confirmed

Xiaomi via its official Weibo handle has announced the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series launch. The Chinese tech giant will be taking the wraps off the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro on December 28. Both devices are making their debut initially in China. The global launch will follow (likely Q1 2022).

The teaser poster shared by the company on the Chinese microblogging website shows athlete Su Bingitian on the cover page along with the aforementioned launch date. The name and number of the models being announced in this flagship lineup haven’t been revealed.

Rumors are rife the brand will be introducing atleast two models namely Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro. However, a separate report via Gizmochina suggests another variant dubbed Xiaomi 12X in the mix. As per the publication, this additional variant has been spotted via posts shared by Lei Jun and Wang Teng, Xiaomi’s founder and General Manager respectively.

There have been some sightings of the Xiaomi 12X in the past, but not much is known at the moment. As for the remaining two models, they both have been certified by multiple mobile authentication platforms. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is confirmed for the Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro. It is speculated the Xiaomi 12X will be packed with the Snapdragon 870 SoC which is also a flagship 5G processor.

All the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series models are also confirmed to boot on Android 12 OS layered with the new MIUI 13 skin. Upto 120W rapid charging is also one of the highlights of the new flagship lineup.
Rumors have also hinted at a curved display design with 1080 x 1920 FHD+ resolution. This could be for the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Camera hardware tipped for the Xiaomi 12 is a 50MP main snapper. But, an official confirmation on the same is awaited.

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