Xiaomi Mi 12 will arrive with a 200MP camera, a new processor, and more

It seems that Xiaomi is currently working on its next big phone which is Xiaomi Mi 12and now, new leaks based on Weibo posts claim that the smartphone may have a 200MP main camera.

It is worth noting that this sensor has been the focus of many rumors during the last period, as many reliable sources indicated that Samsung is already manufacturing a 200-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor for use in smartphones.

Now, the new report indicates that the Xiaomi Mi 12 may contain this sensor, which also means that there is a possible partnership between Samsung and Olympus Optics for the development of the rear camera module for the upcoming Xiaomi phone.

Xiaomi Mi 12 Specs

Besides the camera specs, the leaks also suggest that the Mi 12 will come with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8450 processor, which so far is likely to be the next generation of Qualcomm's flagship processor: Snapdragon 895.

We'll actually see this processor officially if Qualcomm can keep up with its usual launch cycle to announce its new flagships at the end of each year. The report claims that Xiaomi will join Lenovo and Motorola to be among the first companies to use this processor, and the Mi 12 will be the first phone to come with this chipset.

If the rumors regarding the 200MP main camera are true, we may see the Mi 12's rear camera module with Olympus branding on it.

It is worth noting that the leaks that indicate that the Mi 12 may come with the upcoming Snapdragon 895 processor are not new, so this seems to be in line with previous rumors as well, which really means that this is a fact.

However, given that Samsung's 200-megapixel sensor technology is rumored to be the main thing that Xiaomi fans have been waiting for in the upcoming phone, it will be interesting to see if Samsung will actually use a third party to help it develop that sensor, before deciding to use it. In one of its future smartphones, possibly the Galaxy S22 series.

Given that the Mi 12 and Galaxy S22 are expected to have similar launch dates, it will be interesting to see what new features the two phones bring to the smartphone world.

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