Xiaomi 12 Pro ‘Derivative’ Model Surfaces Online, May Come With Upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC


According to a known tipster, a new model of the Xiaomi 12 Pro is reportedly under development. The internal model designation of the upcoming smartphone as well as its key specifications were also mentioned by the tipster. The ‘derivative’ model of the Xiaomi 12 Pro could become the fifth smartphone in the Xiaomi 12 series that includes the vanilla Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X and the soon-to-be-launched Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The Xiaomi 12 series was launched in China on December 28, while the global launch has been tipped for Q1 2022.

According to known tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi working onCompound‘ model of Xiaomi 12 Pro, The upcoming smartphone will reportedly have L2S as its internal model designation. The tipster mentioned that the upcoming Xiaomi flagship device is already under testing, but did not mention a tentative launch time.

Furthermore, the tipster suggested that the upcoming ‘derivative’ model of the Xiaomi 12 Pro will be powered by an SM8745 SoC, which is speculated to be a codename for the upgrade. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC. The Snapdragon SoC is said to use TSMC’s 4nm process, instead of Samsung’s 4nm process found on the vanilla Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Apart from the upgraded SoC, nothing else is known about the upcoming phone.

Xiaomi 12 Series started December 28 in China. it includes xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X, The whole Xiaomi 12 series is said to globally launched by the end of February or the beginning of March. Xiaomi’s flagship series is said to get another smartphone – the Xiaomi 12 Ultra – later this year.

Xiaomi 12 Pro Specifications

The Xiaomi 12 Pro handset flaunts a 6.73-inch WQHD+ (1,440×3,200 pixels) E5 AMOLED display with 1,500 nits peak brightness and 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. Under the hood it has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512G of UFS 3.1 storage. For optics, it houses a triple rear camera setup with three 50-megapixel sensors and a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, Infrared (IR) and a USB Type-C port. The Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery that supports 120W fast wired charging. The phone also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. Its dimensions are 163.6×74.6×8.16mm and weight is 205 grams.

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