Xiaomi 12 mini with Snapdragon 870 gets the Chinese 3C certification

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Over the past few days, there have been several reports regarding the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series. In addition to reports that it will launch the Snapdragon 8 gen1 flagship processor, there are also reports on the Xiaomi 12 mini as well as Xiaomi 12 Lite. According to previous reports, the company will launch a small-screen smartphone. The expectation is that “small-screen” should be just a little above 6-inch in size.  However, a new Xiaomi device with a 6.3-inch 1080P screen now has the Chinese 3C certification.

Xiaomi 12 mini

Looking at the screen size, there is nothing “mini” about this device. Thanks to the ultra-thin bezel of this device, an average 6-inch smartphone can now have a 6.3-inch display. The overall size of the 6.3-inch smartphone should not be too large. It will be a “small screen” flagship that supports one-hand holding.

According to the 3C certification data, the new machine model is “2112123AC”. This device supports 5G and it comes with 67W wired fast charging. According to speculations, this smartphone will use the Snapdragon 870 SoC.

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Xiaomi 12 mini pre-sale poster reveals its specs & price

From the leak, the Xiaomi 12 mini comes with a 6.28-inch straight screen, which is consistent with the previous news of @DCS. The front adopts a center punch-hole design, and the back has a vertically arranged long strip triple-camera solution. The overall appearance is very good and top-notch.

Under the hood, the poster shows that the Xiaomi 12 mini will come with the Snapdragon 870 SoC. This is one of the most balanced chips in the market in terms of power consumption and performance. It is the most popular configuration this year. It will also use UFS 3.1+LPDDR5 storage specifications. These specs take this small screen device to the flagship level.

Furthermore, the Xiaomi 12 mini will come with a built-in 4200mAh battery that supports 67W wired and 50W wireless charging. Going by Xiaomi’s tests for this charging capacity on a 4000+ mAh battery, this device should get a full charge in about 20 minutes or less. Also, the Xiaomi mini will support three-dimensional dual speakers, X-axis linear motor, NFC, infrared remote control, etc. This device can be considered as a “real flagship with a small display”.

The Xiaomi 12 mini will have three models including 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB. These devices will sell for 3599 yuan ($564), 3899 yuan ($611), and 4299 yuan ($674) respectively. Xiaomi Fans seem to like small screen flagships looking at the statistics of the four years old Xiaomi Mi 6. If the Xiaomi 12 series launch such a small-screen flagship, would you buy it?

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