Xiaomi 12 design: The new flagship is so much smaller

3D renderings of the Xiaomi 12, which were leaked in mid-December, show a design that is not very innovative. If the information leaked is correct, the smartphone will be significantly more compact than its predecessor.

  • The leaked design of the Xiaomi 12 has hardly changed compared to the Mi 11 from last year
  • The display diagonal should shrink from 6.8 to 6.2 inches


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As you probably know, the Xiaomi 12 will be the next high-end smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. While there are rumors that the design of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be completely redesigned, the look of the base model won’t change much. In fact, according to a leak published by the zoutons.com website, the Xiaomi 12 is said to be very similar to the Mi 11. One important change is still pending.

Well-known design, but much more compact

The Indian website Zoutons has teamed up with the French leaker OnLeaks and published render images and a video showing the alleged design of the Xiaomi 12. These renderings reveal that Xiaomi is unlikely to change the design of its top smartphone. However, a rather big change should distinguish the Xiaomi 12 from the Mi 11 Ultra.

The Xiaomi 12’s display is said to shrink from 6.8 inches to 6.2 inches, which would make the new affordable flagship a much more compact device compared to its predecessor. This decision would help Xiaomi to better differentiate the base model from the ultra variant. As a reminder: Both the Mi 11 and the Mi 11 Ultra had a screen diagonal of 6.8 inches.

The leak also revealed other features that seem more traditional for a 2022 flagship.


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No big surprises with the technical data

The Xiaomi 12 is said to have an FHD + AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is already known that the smartphone will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The SoC should be supported by at least 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. We also expect a selfie camera that has a punch-hole design in the middle, while a triple 50 MP camera module can be found on the back. The smartphone should be equipped with a 5000 mAh battery and offer a 100 W fast charge function.

Earlier rumors lead us to believe that the Xiaomi 12 series will be unveiled in China on December 28th before coming to Europe in 2022. The smartphone should be available in black, white and gold.

What do you think of these renders of the Xiaomi 12? Can you get used to the prospect that the basic version of the Xiaomi 12 doesn’t offer much, but will be much more compact?

Zoutons, OnLeaks

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