Xiaomi’s next flagship, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, is likely to launch next month and it would be the first smartphone to launch with the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The latest leak suggests that the device will have a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor – the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is said to have a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED panel and the device is set to be unveiled in July.
According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered device codenamed 8475 would be announced next month. The phone is likely to be the highly anticipated Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
The biggest USP of the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra is the Leica-branded primary camera lineup, although the camera specs may be unchanged from the highly capable Mi 11 Ultra. There could be a 50MP primary camera with the largest sensor in a smartphone, paired with two 48MP sensors. There may be a selfie camera with a 20MP sensor and the device could be powered by a 4800mAh battery.
Earlier in May, Xiaomi announced a partnership with German camera giant Leica, making it the third smartphone OEM to join forces with the company, after Huawei and Sharp. The handset manufacturer had said that the first device from the Xiaomi-Leica partnership will be officially unveiled in July this year.
It should be noted that smartphone brand partnerships with lens makers are not new. While Huawei had launched the Huawei P30 Pro, the Huawei P40 and the Huawei P50 series in collaboration with Leica, Vivo also has a similar deal with the German lens big Zeiss group, OnePlus and Oppo from BBK Electronics have a deal with the Swedish lens maker Hasselblad.