The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro are reportedly code-named “Zeus” and “Cupid”. Both the phones could be powered by Snapdragon 898 SoC.
Xiaomi has reportedly started the production of its next flagship series dubbed Mi 12. Today, Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station revealed more about the phones. According to him, the Mi 12 series phones are code-named “Zeus” and “Cupid”.
The tipster didn’t reveal the device which carries these codenames. However, the “Zeus” could belong to the vanilla Mi 12, while “Cupid” likely belongs to the Mi 12 Pro. At this point, A question might pop up in your mind, will be there be only two phones in the Mi 12 series? Well, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11 series have three models and hence we can expect the same with Mi 12 series.
According to the Chinese tipster, “Zeus” and “Cupid” code-named smartphones will be powered by the Qualcomm chipset which is identified by the model number SM8450. He claims that this new chip is based on Samsung’s 4nm process. As of now, Qualcomm has not announced anything about its next-generation flagship. However, rumors are rifle that this new chip could be called Snapdragon 898 SoC.
Each new generation of Xiaomi flagship phones advances in terms of performance, display, and cameras. Though Mi 11 uses industry-leading display, we can still expect some more display upgrades in the Mi 12. Usually, Xiaomi phones are the first to get Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset. The Snapdragon 888 SoC also debuted with Mi 11. This time around, Mi 12 could be the first phone to get Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship SoC.
Xiaomi Mi 12 Series Release Date
Xiaomi has not officially confirmed the development of Mi 12 yet. Last year, the company unveiled Mi 11 in December and Xiaomi is expected to follow the same pattern for Mi 12 series. It means that the company might unveil the Mi 12 by the end of this year.
Xiaomi is reportedly making a big change to the naming structure of its products. According to a report from XDA Developers, the company will no longer use ‘Mi’ branding for any of its upcoming products. The new naming scheme was first seen with Xiaomi MIX 4. So, the Mi 11 successor might launch as ‘Xiaomi 12’, with no ‘Mi’ branding.
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