Xiaomi is rumoured to debut the next flagship smartphone series late this month. If the rumour mill can be believed, the Xiaomi 12 series will debut in China on December 28. Xiaomi is likely to launch only one or two smartphones under the Xiaomi 12 series. These include the vanilla Xiaomi 12 and most likely the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The top-end Ultra model is expected to launch in Q1 of 2022. Xiaomi has not confirmed the launch timeline yet. While we wait for that, an alleged case of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra has leaked online. Let’s take a look at the alleged Xiaomi 12 Ultra design, leaked specs and other details.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra case
Xiaomi 12 Ultra is expected to debut in China in March 2022. Before the company announces the official launch details, some key information has surfaced online. An alleged case of the Ultra Xiaomi smartphone has leaked on Weibo (via Mukul Sharma). The case reveals the rear camera module design of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. If the case is indeed that of the mentioned device, then the device is getting a major upgrade in terms of design.
The Mi 11 Ultra had a triple-camera setup stacked on a huge camera island on the back. The camera island also housed a secondary display, which was suitable for checking notifications, battery status, clicking selfies using the rear camera, etc. The 12 Ultra’s alleged case, on the other hand, has a circular camera module. It has a quad-camera setup on the back with a circular cutout at the centre of the circular camera module. This cutout is likely to house a 50MP / 200MP primary camera sensor. Xiaomi is also likely to include two telephoto camera sensors in the Ultra model, which could have a periscope setup. There are a couple of more cutouts on the back but details about them remain unknown. One of the renditions based on the rumours suggests that Xiaomi could partner with legendary camera maker Leica for the Xiaomi 12 series.
We can expect the phone to pack a 5000 mAh battery and support 100W/ 120W fast charging. The device is also likely to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood. More details should surface online in the coming days.