First exposure of Xiaomi “Thor” (Xiaomi 12 Ultra enhanced version) appears online

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As the official launch of the Snapdragon flagship mobile processor draws closer, there is more information regarding the Xiaomi 12 series. According to speculations, the Xiaomi 12 will be the first smartphone to use this flagship processor. The codenames of the Xiaomi 12 series recently hit the web. The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with the codename  “Zeus” while the Xiaomi 12 Ultra goes by “Loki”. These are both characters in the movie Thor. Furthermore, there is another Xiaomi 12 series device that goes with the codename “Thor”. According to reports, the Xiaomi “Thor” is the Xiaomi 12 Ultra enhanced version.

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Xiaomi “Thor” – two speculations

The Xiaomi 12 enhanced edition (Xiaomi “Thor”) has two speculations surrounding it. The first is that this smartphone will come with a special Leica custom camera. It will host the most powerful image performance with five cameras.

However, there is also speculation that Odin is Thor’s father and the codename of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 is Odin. Thus, this rumor claims that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra enhanced version is actually the Xiaomi MIX 4S/5 with an under-screen camera.

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However, the current firmware of Loki and Thor is exactly the same, and both use the SM8450 chip. The information extracted from the MIUI camera also shows that the device comes with up to 5 rear cameras. Four of these cameras are a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 main camera. 

In addition, the MIUI software development of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra enhanced version only started on October 1. This suggests that this device will not launch this year. These devices will probably arrive in the second quarter of next year.

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Xiaomi 12 other speculations

The Xiaomi 12 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. This smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12 series will have a large capacity battery. This series is expected to come with a battery capacity of about 5000 mAh. The wireless charging will be only 50W because of the regulations in China. The large battery will get a full charge within 20 minutes and this will be a new record.

In addition, Xiaomi 12 series will also arrive with MIUI 13 out-of-the-box. A few days ago, when Lei Jun communicated with netizens, he said that MIUI is making every effort to improve and will definitely do better. According to Lei Jun, “MIUI 13 will arrive at the end of the year and he hopes it will meet everyone’s expectations.

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