Xiaomi released its latest flagship series — the Xiaomi 12 series in China last year. The Chinese smartphone maker has recently launched the series globally and is also expected to hit the Indian market soon. The part of the series that was launched globally includes three smartphones — the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and 12X. The company is expected to expand this series with two upcoming smartphones — the Xiaomi 12 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12 Lite.
According to a GSMArena report, the Xiaomi 12 Lite handset is likely to be released before the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The report also suggests that the key specifications of the Xiaomi 12 Lite have been leaked online. The smartphone will succeed the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G and 11 Lite 5G NE that were released in 2021. Compared to its predecessor, the upcoming smartphone will feature a Xiaomi 12-like design and a curved screen.
Xiaomi 12 Lite expected specifications
The report suggests that the Xiaomi 12 Lite smartphone will sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE that was unveiled last year had a 90Hz refresh rate panel.
Apart from that, the upcoming smartphone is likely to retain the camera, processor, RAM and storage options of its predecessor. This means the Xiaomi 12 Lite will be powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset backed with 6GB/8GB RAM options and 128GB/256GB storage options. The handset may house a triple rear camera setup that will include — a 64MP primary camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP macro lens.
However, the Xiaomi 12 Lite will feature a 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls compared to its predecessor’s 20MP front shooter. The device will also come with an under-display fingerprint sensor which was side-mounted on the Xiaomi 11 Lite series.
The battery on the phone will also be upgraded, as the new phone will pack a 4500mAh battery with 67W fast charging support compared to a 4250 mAh battery unit with 33W fast charging support on last year’s models. Moreover, the Xiaomi 12 Lite smartphone is also supposed to run on MIUI 13 based on Android 12.