The Mi 12 series was launched in China last December. The flagship lineup includes three smartphones – Mi 12, Mi 12 Pro and Mi 12X. However, the Mi 12 Extreme Commemorative Edition did not appear in this series. The Mi 12 Ultra is about launch globally after reports that some key specs of the Mi 12 Ultra were allegedly leaked. Recently, details of its rear design surfaced on Weibo, suggesting that the flagship smartphone may feature a particularly large rear camera module. The tipster compared its design to Vivo’s upcoming flagship.

The alleged details come from known Twitter digital chat stations via Weibo. The Mi 12 Ultra is believed feature a large rear camera module that spans almost the entire width of the phone. Its exterior is expected to be rectangular, while the circular interior section at the center is angled to accommodate all the camera sensors. The tipster mentioned that this design layout be very similar to that of the upcoming Vivo flagship smartphone, where the circular camera island could be aligned to the left.

Past reports have suggested that the Mi 12 Ultra will feature a quad rear camera setup and a 5x telephoto lens. This lens may be the highest optical zoom lens available on a smartphone at launch. Furthermore, the smartphone is believed be equipped with a Leica camera. The smartphone is expected to feature a curved display with a hole-punch selfie camera in the center. Also, it is expected to be powered by Xiaomi’s in-house Surge chip, similar to all other Xiaomi 12 series smartphones. These chips are designed to improve the overall image quality of smartphones.

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The Mi 12 Ultra is said feature a 6.6-inch AMOLED 2K display. It is believed to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Rumors have it that the smartphone will be launched in February to succeed the Mi 11 Ultra.


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