In the second half of this year, Xiaomi will launch not only the Mi 12 Ultra camera phone but also a small-screen flagship dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 12S. As the name implies, it is going to be a slightly upgraded version of the original Mi 12.
The Mi 12S will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship processor. If so, we are talking about the most powerful small-screen flagship in the Android camp. Anyway, apart from the powerful processor inside, the phone will also have various memory combinations of 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB, and other versions. At the same time, it supports 67W wired fast charging.
So we can say that the main difference between the Xiaomi Mi 12 and the Mi 12S is the chip and the 512GB large-capacity storage.
By the way, a 12GB variant has been spotted in GeekBench. According to the leaked screenshot, the latter scored 1328 points and 4234 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
Well, the main selling point of the Mi 12S is not going to be the performance. Of course, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has no equals in the Android camp. But there are many other brands that will bring their own models with this chip onboard. In this sense, the biggest highlight of this device will be the excellent one-handed experience and grip. The screen size ought to remain the same at 6.28 inches. Also, the body width is expected to remain around 70mm.
In terms of photography, the Xiaomi Mi 12S will also add Leica imaging algorithms. Plus, it should get some Leica functions such as Leica video filters, Leica natural colors, and black and white filters.
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Pro Model To Have Two Versions
The Xiaomi MI 12 includes different models. Say, there are the vanilla version as well as the Pro version. So there is every reason to think the 12S series will bring more than one model as well. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi 12S Pro has been spotted multiple times. According to the leaks, there will be two versions of the Pro model. One of them will sport the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 flagship processor, and the other version will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship processor. Not accidentally, they are called the Mi 12S Pro Dimensity version and the Mi 12S Pro Snapdragon version, respectively.
However, the processors will not be the only difference between these two. According to various sources, they will support different charging speeds. For instance, the Dimensity version code-named L2M will support 67W wired super-fast charging. Whereas the Snapdragon version code-named L2S will support a 120W wired super-fast charging. Most likely, it will use Xiaomi’s own developed charging chip.
Both models will feature 2K LTPO 2.0 screens, support intelligent refresh rate adjustment, and realize self-adjustment of refresh rate under different apps. In effect, the phone will provide not only better performance but also save a lot of power.
As for storage variants, the Xiaomi Mi 12S Pro Dimensity Edition offers two options 8GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB. But the Xiaomi Mi 12S Pro Snapdragon Edition will also bring the 8GB+128GB version in addition to the above two.
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The machines should attend the same stage as the Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra in July.
Xiaomi Mi 13 Is In Works As Well
The Xiaomi Mi 12S series models and the Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra should boost Xiaomi’s sales in the second half of the year. It has become a common practice for all major smartphone makers. But we also know that the manufacturer has commenced working on the next-gen annual flagship, the Mi 13. In this sense, will the aforementioned Mi 12 series perform well on the market?