Xiaomi will unveil its successor mi 11 on December 28, exactly a year after its launch, the company announced on its official Weibo account. Earlier this year, Xiaomi decided to phase out the Mi brand and the new products will be called the Mi 12 series. Featuring a photo of Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian, the teaser poster predicts that the event could focus on the Chinese market ahead of the global launch of Xiaomi's flagship product in 2022.
According to Gadget 360, Xiaomi's 12 product lines could include up to four different devices. These include the Mi 12, 12 Pro, 12X, and 12 Ultra, although not all of them will be unveiled at the December event (this year's Mi 11 Ultra, for example, wasn't released until late March). Xiaomi executives were spotted using three other phones to post on their Weibo accounts, Gizmochina reported.
Few official details have been revealed about the upcoming phone, but Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be powered by Qualcomm's (QCOM) new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Marketing images for the Mi 12 and 12 Pro, shared on Twitter by leaker @Universeice, show that the phones will feature centrally positioned, perforated cameras. Other rumored specs for the Mi 12 include a three-rear-facing camera and a 50-megapixel main sensor, according to images leaked by @onLeaks.
While Xiaomi's phones don't have much of a presence in the United States, it is the No. 2 smartphone maker in Europe and the no. 2 Android phone maker in the world after Samsung. Demand is driven by phones like the Mi 11, which has the same specs as Samsung's flagship phone and is more affordable.
The Mi Mix 11 was launched globally in February, meaning an international version of the Mi 12 will follow soon after the December event.