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Xiaomi 12 to sport 6.28-inch screen, revamped camera processing

Xiaomi is gearing up to introduce its 12 series on December 28 and ahead of the big announcement we got another bunch of details surrounding the phones. Xiaomi confirmed the vanilla 12 model will sport a 6.28-inch display which is noticeably smaller than the outgoing Xiaomi Mi 11’s 6.81-inch diagonal.

Xiaomi 12 size comparison (image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 size comparison (image: Xiaomi)

Earlier today Xiaomi revealed its 12 and 12 Pro phones got A+ scores from DisplayMate with 15 new records. Xiaomi said the smaller 12 series model will be 69.9mm wide making it easier to use singlehandedly. The accompanying posters compare the size next to an iPhone 13 showing a narrow advantage for the Xiaomi phone.

In addition, Xiaomi is touting plenty of camera improvements on the new 12 series phones. The company has reportedly spent two years of research and development to improve its camera algorithms. A new teaser also touts faster image processing in all scenarios including night mode photography.

Xiaomi 12 series camera teaser (image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 series camera teaser (image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi also revealed it completely reworked its passive cooling structure for the Xiaomi 12 and managed to fit a large enough VC cooling plate to keep the phone and its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in check. Xiaomi engineers managed to shrink the phone’s motherboard while still fitting an adequately sized cooling pad and all other key components.

Xiaomi 12 cooling details (iamges: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 cooling details (iamges: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 cooling details (iamges: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 cooling details (images: Xiaomi)

At this rate we’re bound to get more details about the Xiaomi 12 series so stay tuned to our homepage for any new developments.

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