Xiaomi Mi 12 Tipped To Feature LPDDR5X RAM and Snapdragon 898 SoC

Let’s take a look at the Xiaomi Mi 12 specs, features and other details leaked ahead of the launch.


Xiaomi, earlier this year, unveiled the Mi 11 series. The company launched multiple smartphones under its flagship series. Among the bunch, the Mi 11 Lite and the Mi 11 Ultra came to India. Xiaomi also launched the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+ as Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro in India. The vanilla Mi 11 is yet to make its way to India. Xiaomi has not revealed any plans to bring the Mi 11 to India at the moment. Meanwhile, details of the device’s successor have already leaked online. Let’s take a look at the Xiaomi Mi 12 specs, features and other details leaked ahead of the launch.

Xiaomi Mi 12 specs

Xiaomi could launch the Mi 12 later this year or early 2022. Ahead of the launch, some details of the device have been tipped online. According to a new report, the upcoming Xiaomi flagship smartphone will draw power from a Snapdragon 898 SoC. Xiaomi, in recent years, has worked with Qualcomm to be among the first to launch its flagship phone with a top-tier processor. It would not be a surprise to see the Mi 11 successor feature Qualcomm’s next-best mobile SoC.

Another piece of information revealed is the use of the newly-launched LPDDR5X RAM. The ‘X’ version of LPDDR5 was unveiled earlier this week. It pushes the maximum data rate from 6,400 Mbps to 8,533 Mbps. It is double what the LPDDR4X RAM does.

Currently, the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 870 chips do not support LPDDR5X RAM. It is, therefore, expected that the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, dubbed Snapdragon 898, will come with LPDDR5X support. 

Details of the SD898 SoC were tipped recently. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 will feature a four cluster core layout, configured in a 1+3+2+2 structure. In this configuration, the SoC would feature four efficiency cores, with two configured with a high-frequency clock and two with lower frequencies. The three cores in the middle of the structure would be the main performance cores, which would be further supported by the one, peak performance core. It is the latter that is expected to feature the ARM X2 core, and the report suggests that it would be clocked at 3.09GHz. You can click here to know more about the leaked Snapdragon 898 SoC details.

In addition to this, the Mi 12 series (likely the Mi 12 Ultra) is also rumoured to feature a 200MP primary camera made by Samsung. The sensor is said to be 1-inch in size, which is the largest in the world. The camera will also support 16-in-1 pixel binning to produce 12MP shots.