Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is getting set to launch the Xiaomi 12 series. According to reports, the company will launch the Xiaomi 12 regular version this year. Subsequently, the company will unveil other models in the series. However, it appears that the regular model will not be the only device at this year’s launch event. Popular Weibo tech blogger, @DCS recently said that the company will launch a Snapdragon 870 smartphone alongside the Xiaomi 12 in December.
Previous reports claim that the Xiaomi model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is the Xiaomi 12X. This smartphone will be a small screen flagship device. The display will be about 6.28 inches and the body width is only 65.4mm (height is 145.4mm). With this dimension, it is narrower than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 (iPhone 7 width is 67.1mm). Of course, it will be a very good device for users that love one-hand operation.
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This smartphone will also come with an AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Furthermore, like most 2021 Android flagships, this device will use a high screen refresh rate. There are reports that this device will support 120Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi 12X specifications
Although the 6.28-inch size isn’t the smallest display size in the industry, it’s one of the smallest displays in Xiaomi phones in recent memory. It’s not a mini device like the iPhone 13 mini, but honestly, super small displays aren’t trending as even Apple is ditching this variant. We assume that 6.28-inch stands as a good size for those who can’t go beyond the 6.5-inch mark. Moreover, if Xiaomi trims the bezels down it can give the impression that it is smaller than it really is. For a quick comparison, ASUS also has a mini flagship the ZenFone 8 that carries a 5.9-inch AMOLED display.
The device will not be on par with the other Xiaomi 12 smartphones in terms of performance. Under the hood, it will carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. This chipset is awesome when you compare it to mid-range chips. However, it is behind the Snapdragon 888 / 888+ and will also be behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. This probably means that the Xiaomi 12X will hit a cheaper price tag, which is not bad. Other specifications include a 50 MP primary camera at the back.
According to rumors, only the Xiaomi 12 will be disclosed in the next month. The Xiaomi 12X will reach the market only in Q1 2022. We expect more details to pop out in the coming weeks.