The Chinese giant Xiaomi is getting ready to launch its Xiaomi 12 series. According to leaked reports, the company will launch the Xiaomi 12 regular version before the end of this year and then the rest on later dates. However, it appears that the regular model will not be the only device at this year’s launch event it will be accompanied by a Snapdragon 870 smartphone alongside the Xiaomi 12 in December.
Some reports suggest that the Xiaomi model powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is the Xiaomi 12X. This smartphone will be a small screen flagship device with 6.28 inches and the body width is only 65.4mm (height is 145.4mm). With this dimension, it is narrower than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 (iPhone 7 width is 67.1mm). It will be an excellent device for users that love one-hand operation.
This device will also come with an AMOLED display, Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Furthermore, and with a high screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
Although the 6.28-inch size isn’t the smallest display size in the industry, it’s one of the smallest displays in Xiaomi phones in recent memory. It’s not a mini device like the iPhone 13 mini, but honestly, super small displays aren’t trending as even Apple is ditching this variant. We assume that 6.28-inch stands as a good size for those who can’t go beyond the 6.5-inch mark. Moreover, if Xiaomi trims the bezels down it can give the impression that it is smaller than it really is. For a quick comparison, ASUS also has a mini flagship the ZenFone 8 that carries a 5.9-inch AMOLED display.
The device will not be equal with the other Xiaomi 12 smartphones in terms of performance. It will carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. Which is an excellent option compared to mid-range chips.
The 870 SoC is not as good as the Snapdragon 888 / 888+ and will also be behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. This means the Xiaomi 12X will have a cheaper price tag. Other specifications include a 50 MP primary camera at the back.
According to rumors, only the Xiaomi 12 will be disclosed in the next month. The Xiaomi 12X will reach the market only in Q1 2022.