Xiaomi 12X leak reveals a Snapdragon 870-powered compact Android 'flagship'

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What you need to know

  • Xiaomi could be working on a compact flagship called the Xiaomi 12X.
  • The phone will apparently feature a 6.28-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • It is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 processor.

Xiaomi is rumored to launch the first phone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 898 chipset before the end of the year. The upcoming flagship is expected to debut as the Xiaomi 12 and could be a direct successor to the vanilla Xiaomi Mi 11. New evidence discovered by Xiaomi tipster Kacper Skrzypek suggests the Xiaomi 12 will be joined by a smaller flagship phone called the 12X.

According to Skrzypek, the upcoming Xiaomi 12X is codenamed "psyche" and will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 processor. While it isn't clear if the phone will be launched globally, the tipster claims it won't be launching in India.

The "mini" flagship is said to feature a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 certification. It is also tipped to feature a 50MP main camera, just like the Mi 11 Ultra. However, it remains to be seen if the Xiaomi 12X will use the exact same ISOCELL GN2 sensor as Xiaomi's best Android phone.

There's no word on when the Xiaomi 12X will be announced, although there's a small chance that it could break cover alongside the Xiaomi 12 sometime next month. Besides the Xiaomi 12 and 12X, Xiaomi's 12 series is also expected to include Pro and Ultra models. Last year, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 in China in late December as the world's first Snapdragon 888-powered phone. It made its global debut in January.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

The Mi 11 Lite is an affordable mid-range phone that offers a smooth 90Hz AMOLED display, a 64MP main camera, and 33W fast charging. Like Xiaomi's other Mi 11 series phones, the Mi 11 Lite also has an attractive design and is solidly built.

Babu Mohan
News Writer