Xiaomi has confidently left the field as the manufacturer of budget devices, passing the release of affordable smartphones to Redmi. Xiaomi itself is increasingly offering models at serious prices, and one of them is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, which has become the best device in terms of shooting quality in the Xiaomi lineup. It remains one of the coolest camera phones now, losing only first place to the Huawei P50 Pro.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: the concept of a fancy flagship
Next year, the company may unveil a successor to this smartphone, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. There is no information about how the new product will look. But that doesn’t stop enthusiasts from imagining what the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will look like. For example, graphic designer Parvez Khan created 3D renders of this model, published by LetsGoDigital. This is a concept that is inspired by the design of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
In the opinion of the author of the concept, Xiaomi 12 Ultra should receive a display with curved edges. On the edges, we see a SIM card slot, a volume rocker, a power button, a USB Type-C port and speakers with a proud Harman Kardon inscription in the usual places. We left in place a huge block of the main camera, which seriously protrudes above the body. An additional screen is also installed, which has grown in size.
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The rear camera offers three image sensors lined up vertically. In addition to the main module and ultra-wide, they will also offer a telephoto zoom lens. Another feature of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is that the Leica logo is applied to the rear camera plate. Rumor has it that the German company will have a hand in this smartphone’s camera.
How close this concept is to what the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will look like is difficult to judge. Moreover, the well-known network insider Digital Chat Station announced today that we may not see the Ultra-version within the Xiaomi 12 series. It may become part of the Xiaomi Mix 5 series.
Xiaomi said that about 15% of the world’s population use its smartphones and tablets
Xiaomi announced that as of November 22, 2021, the number of active users of MIUI, the company’s proprietary Android shell on smartphones and tablets, has exceeded 500 million. This means that about 15% of people in the world use Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphones from MIUI.
Along with this, the company announced that this year alone, MIUI’s user base in China has grown by 18.65 million people, and globally by 100 million.
MIUI first reached the 100 million active user mark on August 19, 2015. After that, growth accelerated and in less than three years, the firmware reached 200 million active users. In October 2019, Xiaomi reported 300 million MIUI users, and the 400 million mark was crossed earlier this year. Currently, the current version of the shell is MIUI 12.5, presented in August.
Xiaomi is currently working on the release of MIUI 13 based on Android 12. According to various reports, the update is already ready for the company’s flagship devices such as the MIX 4, Mi 11 and Mi 11 Lite 5G. It has been confirmed that MIUI 13 will be officially launched before the end of 2021.