Lei Jun shared Xiaomi 12’s official renders and benchmarks!

As expected release date gets closer and closer, we get to know more about Xiaomi’s new flagship; Xiaomi 12.

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Yesterday, Xiaomi greeted us with official renders and benchmarks of Xiaomi 12 through Chinese social media platform Weibo. We all have been waiting for Xiaomi 11’s successor Xiaomi 12 for a very long time now and it is finally here. Xiaomi also decided to publish a poster of Xiaomi 12 to announce its release date.

 

(Xiaomi plans to release Xiaomi 12 on December 28th at 19:30 GMT+8)

We have had leaked Xiaomi 12 renders before and now it is confirmed by Xiaomi themselves. Stay tuned for more Xiaomi and Redmi leaks and many more!

Here are the benchmarks!

Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone comes with Qualcomm’s latest flagship system-on-chip, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This SOC promises new era for Android smartphones.

We have been using Armv8 devices for so long that it is easy for us to say Armv9 is the fresh air we all have been waiting for. Xiaomi is going to deliver us just that with Xiaomi 12. It is going to be the next dominant architecture of Android smartphones and Xiaomi 12 users are going to be among the first users to test it.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1‘s big cores were upgraded to Cortex X2 from Cortex X1 of 888 and Xiaomi claims they observed performance increase up to 16%.

Although the new Cortex X2 uses more power, it also delivers a considerable amount of performance increase. So it is sufficient to say that Cortex X2 is proper upgrade over Cortex X1.

Cortex A78 and A55 cores of Snapdragon 888 have also been upgraded to the new A710 and A510 cores respectively. We see performance increase as much as 34% for A510 and 11% for A710 cores. What we talked about Cortex X2‘s performance and power usage ratio applies to A710 and A510 as well.

How well the new Xiaomi 12 performs against Snapdragon 888?

Here we can see how Xiaomi 12 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performs against Snapdragon 888. (Top to bottom: Cortex X2, A710, A510)

Despite pandemic that slowed everything down, it seems like technology did not slow down at all. Benchmarks and architectural improvements are pretty surprising.

New Snapdragon 8 Gen 1‘s little cores are almost on par with Xiaomi 6’s Snapdragon 835. This shows us how the technology has gotten better since Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone of 2016.

If you are still using Xiaomi 6 and looking for an upgrade, Xiaomi 12 could be the upgrade you have been looking for.

Geekbench

Some benchmarks appeared at Geekbench’s database yesterday before Xiaomi announced their latest flagship smartphone.


(Geekbench single and multi-core scores of 12GB variant of Xiaomi 12)

Although scores are impressive, keep in mind that Geekbench doesn’t support Armv9 instruction set yet. it is expected to score even better once Geekbench introduces Armv9 support.


(Geekbench single and multi-core scores of 8GB variant of Xiaomi 12)

As expected, the variant with 8GB RAM performs slightly lower than 12GB variant. If you want the most power you can get, I would advise you to go with 12GB variant but 8GB should also make you happy.

Specifications

Xiaomi 12

  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • RAM: LPDDR5 8GB/12GB
  • Camera: 50MP, 12MP Ultra Wide, 5MP Macro (OIS Supported)
  • Display: 6.28″ 1080p High PPI with 10-bit color depth protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus
  • OS: Android 12 with MIUI 13 UI
  • Model Number: 2201123C
  • Modem: Snapdragon X65
  • 4G: LTE Cat. 24
  • 5G: Yes
  • WiFi: WiFi 6 with FastConnect 6900
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • Battery: 67W
  • Fingerprint: Under display FPS

Xiaomi 12 Pro

  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • RAM: LPDDR5 8GB/12GB
  • Camera: 50MP, 50MP Ultra Wide, 50MP 10x Optical Zoom (OIS Supported)
  • Display: 6.78″ 1080p High PPI with 10-bit color depth protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus
  • OS: Android 12 with MIUI 13 UI
  • Model Number: 2201122C
  • Modem: Snapdragon X65
  • 4G: LTE Cat. 24
  • 5G: Yes
  • WiFi: WiFi 6 with FastConnect 6900
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • Battery: 4650 mAh, 120W
  • Fingerprint: Under display FPS

It looks like Xiaomi 12 is going to be one of the best devices of 2022 and I am excited about it. Reviews should come within first week of 2022.

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