We now officially know when Xiaomi will release its new 12S series. Previous reports said it would be sometime in July, but now we know the exact date and time of the company’s official release event.
In two messages on his official Weibo page – a Chinese social media platform – Xiaomi has announced that it will release its 12S, 12S Pro and 12S Ultra in China on July 4 at 7pm.
The three new phones will deliver peak performance and will come with Leica cameras. As we reported last month, the two companies have now partnered up after Leica dumped Huawei earlier this year.
There is currently no information on whether the Xiaomi 12S series will be available worldwide. However, we hope they will reach the international markets. Judging by the rumours, they sound like worthy competitors in the premium market.
According to a Geekbench list that: appeared, the Xiaomi 12S will most likely come with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, an upgraded and more pumped-up version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC found in most of this year’s top phones. At least on paper, the Xiaomi 12S with this new chipset should be more powerful than Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The 12S was also spotted with 12GB of RAM and we expect it to come in a few memory configurations, likely ranging from 128GB to 512GB of storage.
Some specs for the Xiaomi 12S Pro have also surfaced thanks to the 3C certification website, suggesting that the Pro version will support 67W fast charging, have a 120Hz AMOLED display and will come with a 50MP main camera from Leica. , as we said.
Thanks to the partnership with the camera company, Huawei’s phones were able to take really nice and sharp photos. So it will be interesting to see how the photos taken by Xiaomi’s new phones with Leica cameras compare to those taken by Huawei’s phones.