Today, Letsgodigital exposed the latest design patent of a Xiaomi smartphone. As shown in the figure, the new machine adopts a curved screen with a tiny punch hole for the selfie camera, but the curvature of the curved surface is relatively small, and the opening of the front camera is also very small.
On the back, we have a huge camera compartment. There are a total of four cameras. The bottom one may be a periscope sensor. On the left side of the four sensors should be a long strip flash.
It is not yet certain whether the design of this phone corresponds to the upcoming Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and there is not much information about the design details of the Xiaomi 12 at the moment. It is only confirmed that it has a curved hole-digging screen solution, and the main rear camera sensor has 50 megapixels.
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In terms of hardware, Xiaomi 12 will be the first to be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 flagship processor. This chip is built using 4nm process technology and manufactured by Samsung. It is made of 1×3.0GHz Cortex X2 super core +3×2.5GHz large core +4 *1.79GHz small core consists of 8 cores; and the GPU is Adreno 730.
The smartphone will officially launch in December and thus will take place at the Snapdragon Technology Summit in the last month of the current year.
Xiaomi expects to become the leader in the Chinese smartphone market
Lu Weibing, general manager of Xiaomi‘s Redmi brand, talked recently about plans to grow the smartphone business in its home Chinese market.
According to Canalys estimates, in the third quarter of this year; approximately 78.8 million smartphones were sold in the PRC, which is 5% less than a year ago. The leader is Vivo with a share of about 23%. Then there are Oppo and Honor, which occupy 21% and 18% of the Chinese market, respectively. Xiaomi is now in fourth position with 14%.
Weibing said that the founder of Xiaomi Lei Jun has given strict instructions to take the company to the leading position in the PRC smartphone market within the next three years.
Note that for this Xiaomi will actively develop a retail network. The fact is that in China, about 70% of phone purchases are made through regular offline stores.
Now the local Xiaomi network has approximately 10 thousand stores. Within three years, their number will increase to 30 thousand. But even in this case, as observers say, it will be difficult for the company to squeeze out competitors.