Xiaomi made a big leap in the flagship segment of smartphones with the Mi 11 Ultra last year. While the device hasn’t arrived recently, leaks around the Xiaomi 12 Ultra have started to appear. The latest report reveals that Xiaomi will bring not one but two devices – a standard Xiaomi 12 Ultra and another Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced Edition. Both of these smartphones were spotted in Xiaomi’s MIUI source code with codenames – Thor and Loki. The former is expected to be the Ultra, while the latter could be launched as the X0iaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced Edition.
The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is expected to feature Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 898 chipset. The chipset is expected to arrive on November 30 at the Qualcomm Tech Summit. So it is possible that we will see the Xiaomi 12 Ultra post the event. However, a report suggests that the smartphone could launch in the second quarter of 2022. There is no confirmation yet from Xiaomi, so nothing can be said for sure.
According to the information leaked on the camera, Xiaomi 12 Ultra could feature a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 main sensor paired with three 48-megapixel sensors. We’ve also heard of the inclusion of a fingerprint reader below the display. While this is a brief introduction to the rumored Xiaomi 12 Ultra, we have more details to share with you, so let’s get started.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Specifications and Features
–The Xiaomi 12 Ultra has been in the news for some time now. However, few details are available at this time. One report suggests that Xiaomi 12 Ultra could arrive in the second quarter of 2022. Another report now seems to unveil that Xiaomi 12 Ultra could be accompanied by another flagship device called Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced Edition.
–The information was revealed by a blog called Xiaomiui. According to the report, Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced Edition devices have been spotted in the MIUI source code. These devices were found with code names – Thor and Loki.
–It is assumed that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 898 chipset. This chipset has yet to be announced and could be called Snapdragon 8 gen1. Other than that, camera details for the upcoming smartphone have been revealed.
– Reports suggest the smartphone will sport a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 main sensor. The main sensor is expected to be joined by three 48-megapixel cameras. One of those cameras could be an ultra-wide lens. It is said that the maximum zoom on this camera system will be limited to 120x for photos identical to those of the Mi 11 Ultra.
Mi 11 Ultra Camera System
–In another interesting leak, it was revealed that Xiaomi 12 Ultra may come with Leica-powered cameras. The leak comes from Digital Chat Station on Weibo, which says Xiaomi has teamed up with Leica. If this is true, we will see the future flagships of Xiaomi with the Leica brand. With Xiaomi 12 Ultra being one of the first Xiaomi devices to get it.
–If you remember, Huawei cameras come with the Leica brand. We’ve seen similar partnerships from brands like OnePlus, which come with Hasselblad cameras. And Vivo offers the ZEISS brand on its flagship devices.
– Apart from that, we can see a new fingerprint scanner under the screen for authentication. Then again, the phone could support 100W charging.
–While that’s all we know about the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Details of other Xiaomi 12 series phones have emerged online. The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro have been spotted in the EEC and BIS listings.
–Xiaomi 12 is designed to feature a curved display with a centered selfie camera. The smartphone may feature a 2K resolution LTPO panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. As previously stated, the smartphone could come with the Snapdragon 898 chipset. The chipset is said to be based on a 4nm manufacturing process and bring improvements in performance and efficiency. Xiaomi 12 can get up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of on-board storage. The camera system of the Xiaomi 12 will be more or less the same as that of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
Launch of the expected Xiaomi 12 Ultra
The rumored Xiaomi 12 Ultra is expected to succeed the Mi 11 Ultra that arrived in April this year. While the launch date is not yet known. A leak suggests that the smartphone could launch in the second quarter of 2022. It is also reported that Xiaomi 12 Ultra could be a China-specific device.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra India price expected
There is hardly any information on the price of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. But we know Mi 12 Ultra will be a flagship offering. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra launched at 69,999 in India. So we can expect that the upcoming model will have a similar price tag or there will be a slight price increase.