Xiaomi 12 Pro “derivative” model surfaces online may come with upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC

A new Xiaomi 12 Pro model is reportedly being developed, according to a known tipster. The internal model designation of the upcoming smartphone along with its main specs have also been mentioned by the tipster. The “spin-off” model of Xiaomi 12 Pro could become the fifth smartphone in the Xiaomi 12 series which includes the vanilla Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X and soon to be launched Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The Xiaomi 12 series was launched in China on December 28, while the global launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

According to well-known tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is working on a “derivative” model of Xiaomi 12 Pro. The next smartphone would have L2S as its internal model designation. The tipster mentioned that Xiaomi’s next flagship device is already being tested, but did not mention a tentative launch time.

Additionally, the tipster suggested that the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Pro “spin-off” model will be powered by an SM8745 SoC, which is believed to be a code name for the upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Snapdragon SoC is said to use TSMC’s 4nm process, instead of Samsung’s 4nm process found on the vanilla Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Other than the upgraded SoC, not much else is known about the next phone for now.

The Xiaomi 12 series debuted in China on December 28. It includes Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X. The entire Xiaomi 12 series is expected to launch globally by the end of February or early March. Xiaomi’s flagship series is expected to receive another smartphone – Xiaomi 12 Ultra – later this year.

Specifications Xiaomi 12 Pro

The Xiaomi 12 Pro handset sports a 6.73-inch E5 AMOLED WQHD+ (1440 x 3200 pixels) display with 1500 nits of peak brightness and 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. For optics, it features a triple rear camera setup with three 50-megapixel sensors and a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, infrared (IR), and a USB Type-C port. Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a 4600mAh battery which supports 120W fast wired charging. The phone also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. It measures 163.6×74 .6×8.16mm and weighs 205 grams.

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