According to popular Weibo leakster @DCS, the Xiaomi Mi 12 flagship series is under development. He also revealed that the codenames for the models in this series are Zeus and Cupid. Considering that the Xiaomi digital series is one of the first models to commercialize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagship processors, there is usually little suspense regarding the series. In addition, the codenames Zeus and Cupid may refer to the Xiaomi Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro. Does this mean that the Xiaomi Mi 12 series will have only two models? Probably not. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11 series have three models. They have the regular model, the Pro model, and the Ultra model. Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 12 series will most likely have the Ultra model in addition to the regular and Pro models.
Xiaomi Mi 12 speculations
In addition, the popular high-quality screens on Xiaomi Mi 11 series will have some more upgrades. The Xiaomi Mi 12 series will come with an LTPO adaptive refresh rate screen. This feature will realize an adaptive refresh rate adjustment function between 1 – 120Hz. This feature will also bring an automatic adjustment of the display. This means that when a user activates a high-demanding game, the refresh rate of the display automatically sets to 120Hz. However, when the user is on a social app, it reduces the refresh rate significantly. This will ultimately help in the power consumption of the device. The original plan for the Xiaomi Mi 12 shows that it will support 120W wired fast charging and 100W wireless charging. However, due to the implementation of the new wireless charging regulations, wireless fast charging above 50W will be prohibited. Considering the embargo on wireless charging above 50W, Xiaomi Mi 12 may focus on wired fast charging to make up for the wireless restrictions.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 details
According to previous news, the CPU of Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 will use a three-cluster architecture. This chip will use Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process. It will include a very large Cortex-X2 core, a large Cortex-A710 core, and a small Cortex-A510 core. All these new designs will run under the ARM v9 Pure 64-bit system. The design performance of Cortex-X2 is about 16% higher than that of X1. However, after Qualcomm’s tuning, its performance is much better. As of now, we do not have any information on the exact performance result of this chip. By design, the AnTuTu running points of this chip may exceed one million for the first time.