It is certain that Xiaomi 12 will officially debut next month. However, this device may not be the first Snapdragon 8 Gen1 smartphone. Nevertheless, it will still be one of the first devices to use this chip. Furthermore, the Xiaomi 12 series will have a Snapdragon 870 model. While there are reports of the Xiaomi 12X with this chip, there are also reports of the Xiaomi 12 mini with this chip. Either way, there will be a Snapdragon 870 model in the Xiaomi 12 series and this device will launch next month.
According to popular Weibo tech blogger, @DCS, the Snapdragon 870 version will feel premium if you are not seeking ultimate performance. The appearance of the Xiaomi 12 mini is similar to the Xiaomi Civi, Recall that the Xiaomi Civi is dubbed the most beautiful Xiaomi smartphone in its history.
Furthermore, @DCS reveals that the Xiaomi 12 mini will come with a curved screen design. This means that it retains some of the design plans of the Xiaomi 12 standard version. If this is the case, then this mini model is just like the SE mid-range version of the digital series.
Xiaomi 12 mini gets 3C certification
The Xiaomi 12 mini recently got the Chinese 3C certification. The certification shows that this device will come with a 6.3-inch 1080P screen. Looking at the screen size, there is nothing “mini” about this device. However, thanks to the ultra-thin bezel of this device, an average 6-inch smartphone can now have a 6.3-inch display. The overall size of the 6.3-inch smartphone should not be too large. It will be a “small screen” flagship that supports one-hand holding.
According to the 3C certification data, the new machine model is “2112123AC”. This device supports 5G and it comes with 67W wired fast charging. According to speculations, this smartphone will use the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
In addition to the SD870, Xiaomi 12 mini will come with UFS 3.1+LPDDR5 storage specifications. Furthermore, the Xiaomi 12 mini will come with a built-in 4200mAh battery that supports 67W wired and 50W wireless charging. Going by Xiaomi’s tests for this charging capacity on a 4000+ mAh battery, this device should get a full charge in about 20 minutes or less. Also, the Xiaomi mini will support three-dimensional dual speakers, X-axis linear motor, NFC, infrared remote control, etc. This device can be considered as a “real flagship with a small display”.
The Xiaomi 12 mini will have three models including 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB. These devices will sell for 3599 yuan ($564), 3899 yuan ($611), and 4299 yuan ($674) respectively. Xiaomi Fans seem to like small screen flagships looking at the statistics of the four years old Xiaomi Mi 6. If the Xiaomi 12 series launch such a small-screen flagship, would you buy it?