By John Kessler
Xiaomi in 2021 will present the next generation flagship smartphone. It will be called Xiaomi 12 and will be the first to receive a unique main camera.
The Xiaomi 12 (no Mi branding) will be the world’s first smartphone with a 200MP main camera based on a 1 â€�optical format image sensor. The sensor will acquire support for combining 16 pixels into one, i.e. the output will be photos with a resolution of 12.5 megapixels. For comparison, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is equipped with a 108MP module based on a 1 / 1.33 â€�type sensor.
The future novelty is promised the best LTPO display on the market with support for an adaptive image refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz. The heart of the smartphone will be the flagship 4nm Snapdragon 898 platform with a Prime Cortex-X2 core. Performance compared to Snapdragon 888 will be increased by 20%.
The premiere of Xiaomi 12 was originally expected at the end of 2021. But recently, new information appeared, according to which the smartphone will be presented a month earlier. At the same time, it will not go on sale with MIUI 13, but with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition.