29 June 2022
Xiaomi has finally confirmed that Xiaomi 12S series will launch on July 4th. The launch event will take place in China and we may see a global release afterward. The upcoming series will be a mid-cycle refresh of the Xiaomi 12 lineup, the company's current-gen Android flagship series available in China as well as global markets.
The launch poster for the Xiaomi 12S series confirms that it will be focused on camera performance. It will be the first smartphone release from the company featuring Leica tune-up for camera quality. The collaboration between the two companies was announced last month which was touted as "The defining moment. The New Era." We will have to wait and see what difference the new partnership makes in terms of Xiaomi's camera performance.
There is another launch poster that reveals there will be three different models. These are said to be called Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, and Xiaomi 12S Ultra. As one would expect, the company has not revealed anything substantial about the three smartphones. The Ultra will undoubtedly be the most expensive offering in the lineup.
A recent leak claimed that the Xiaomi 12S will be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The Xiaomi 12S Pro will have two different versions featuring Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 chipsets. There will be multiple configuration variants as well as up to 120W fast charging.