A new Xiaomi patent is appearing on the web, revealing design blueprints for a new smartphone. In view of the images, we are surprised to guess the technical sheet of a future Chinese flagship. How about a new Xiaomi 12?
The end of the year is fast approaching and it is often the occasion chosen by Xiaomi to unveil its new ranges of smartphones. After confirming its position as a major manufacturer in the global smartphone market, the Chinese firm is talking about it again through information leaks (voluntary or not) which fans are now accustomed to.
Xiaomi owes its evolution to its ubiquity in the global market. The firm does not stop offering new models to expand its catalog, to such an extent that consumers can sometimes feel lost in front of the different ranges and the many variations. The same smartphone can have several versions for sometimes quite minimal changes (Pro / T / Lite / Ultra / i / S version)
What can be deduced from the diagrams of the patent?
The diagram shows a smartphone with physical characteristics worthy of a high end. © Xiaomi
According to the LetsGoDigital site, the patent was filed in September 2020 for official publication on October 15 this year. The most striking element is the impressive size of the photo module on the back of the device and its prominence, which betrays the presence of at least one very generous sensor. We can easily guess the presence of a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens placed under the main lens.
The diagram shows a curvaceous smartphone with a structure that gives pride of place to a curved screen incorporating a punch-type front camera. The diagrams do not show audio or USB connections and no buttons are visible. Of course, all this is only speculation and it will be necessary to wait until the end of the year or the first quarter of 2022 to have confirmation, or not, of the relevance of these visuals.
The potential technical sheet of the Xiaomi 12
For a few months now, rumors have been running around the web about the characteristics of the Chinese giant’s next spearhead for its next 12 range. Between opinions and leaked information, here is what we can expect.
The processor equipping the future Xiaomi 12 should probably be a Snapdragon 898. The Chinese firm has always equipped its premium terminals with the latest Qualcomm chips for optimal performance. The processor could be a Kryo 780 clocked at 3.09 GHz according to the Ice Universe leaker. A new architecture for a gain of 16% more performance than the Snapdragon 888, according to ARM.
On the screen side, rumors speak of a Samsung LTPO OLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The information regarding the photo part comes from the famous Digital Chat Station leaker on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site. . The Xiaomi 12 would integrate a triple photo sensor: a first 50 Mpx Samsung GN5 lens, a second 50 Mpx Sony IMX766 and a telephoto lens with 50 Mpx x5 optical zoom. The Chinese leaker is also talking about a brand new 200 Mpx sensor for the 12 range. A characteristic which remains possible in view of the impressive size of the photo module visible on the diagrams of the patent filed by Xiaomi.
Whether or not they are founded, these characteristics are not definitive and despite the enthusiasm that patent schemes may generate, the latter may never succeed.