Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, has since released its flagship Xiaomi 12 series. The first model in this series officially hit the market in December last year. However, the top model of the series, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, is yet to arrive the market. Considering the launch date of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is already behind schedule.
However, there are now reports that this flagship model will launch next month. While we wait for the official release of this smartphone, there are several leaks and speculations regarding this device. The latest of these reports is that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will come with a 5000 mAh battery. This is consistent with the battery capacity of the previous generation.
Xiaomi 12 selling point
The biggest highlight of this flagship smartphone is the camera. Xiaomi founder, Xiaomi Group chairman, and CEO Lei Jun said that Xiaomi’s new flagship is jointly developed by Xiaomi and Leica. This will comprehensively improve Xiaomi’s strength in mobile imaging and the camera experience of mobile phones.
According to reports, the imaging flagship built by Xiaomi and Leica has three rear cameras. This flagship smartphone will come with a super-bottom main camera, ultra-wide-angle, and periscope telephoto camera. In addition, the main camera of this smartphone will also support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Furthermore, this device adds a Leica imaging algorithm to support 8K movies and video filters. It will also support Leica natural colour, black and white filters, and more.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra specs
Recent reports from popular Weibo leakster, @DCS reveals that this smartphone will officially launch next month. The main camera uses a 200MP super outsole sensor close to 1 inch, a 165Hz Samsung ultra-high refresh screen, and an ultra-narrow bezel. This device also supports a 200W fast charging adapter but we are certain that the smartphone will not support up to 200W. The smartphone itself should support a maximum of 100W fast charging.
At the moment, there are five Chinese flagships that will support 200W charging adapters. These smartphones include Xiaomi 12 Ultra, Motorola’s new flagship, ROG gaming phone 6, Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition, and iQOO 10 Pro.
Founder of Xiaomi, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Group, Lei Jun, said that Leica has been in existence for 109 years. The company is also confident that Leica’s tone and aesthetics are considered to be the top benchmarks in the camera world.
The depth of cooperation between Xiaomi and Leica is also unprecedented. The entire link of smartphone imaging from optics, imaging, image processing, experience, etc. is jointly polished by both parties. This is a comprehensive integration of the imaging capabilities of both parties.
In addition to the cooperation between China and Germany, Leica also specially sent a team of engineers to Beijing to work side by side with Xiaomi’s engineers and conduct in-depth joint debugging.
Under the hood, this high-end flagship smartphone will come with Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. This chip uses TSMC’s 4nm process. In comparison with Samsung’s 4nm process, TSMC’s 4nm process has a higher yield rate and better power consumption control.
Specifically, the maximum frequency of the Cortex-X2 super core of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU is 3.2GHz. While the performance is better, the power consumption of the chip is also higher. Officially, the CPU power consumption is reduced by about 30% compared with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 while the GPU power consumption is reduced by up to 30%. The overall power consumption of the platform is reduced by about 15% compared with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
From all the reports so far, this upcoming Xiaomi flagship smartphone will officially debut in July. However, there is no official launch date for this smartphone at the moment.