Rumors about the Xiaomi Mi 12 have started to circulate and it is said that the phone is powered by an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 SoC. It is also said to have a 200-megapixel sensor for the main camera – and it all sounds quite impressive. Xiaomi was the first manufacturer to introduce the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC on smartphones with its Mi 11 in December last year. It would not be a surprise if he did the same with the next leading mobile SoC from Qualcomm.
According to a report from Sparrow News, quoting a famous Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station, new Xiaomi the phone – believed to be the Mi 12 – is under development and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SM8450 SoC, which is believed to be called the Snapdragon 895. At the moment, Qualcomm has not shared any details about a new flagship offering other than newly announced Snapdragon 888 Plus, which is rather an iterative upgrade over the Snapdragon 888. The report also states that the Mi 12 will have a 200-megapixel main camera from Samsung and Olympus.
This auditory 200-megapixel sensor is thought to use a 16-in-1 pixel to output 12-megapixel images with large pixels. The Olympus logo may also appear on the phone’s camera module.
Finally, the report mentions that the Mi 12 will feature a curved single-hole perforated display for the selfie camera.
Xiaomi has not shared any information about a Wednesday 11 successor and Qualcomm also said nothing about the Snapdragon 895 SoC. Earlier in June, however, the famous tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) shared on Twitter some details about Qualcomm’s next generation mobile SoC codenamed SM8450. It is claimed that this SoC was developed in a 4nm process and comes with an integrated Snapdragon X65 5G modem. It is said to include the Adreno 730 GPU and support for four-channel LPDDR5 RAM.
It is possible that the new SoC will be announced by the end of this year and Xiaomi will once again be able to beat the competition by announcing a Mi 12 powered by it.