A few online sources have claimed that the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi 12 series sometime next month. Before the news of its launch became official, a popular leakster revealed that the company might also launch a new smartphone called the Xiaomi 12X.
The tipster spotted the Xiaomi 12X in an IMEI database listing where the smartphone bears the codename “psyche” and the model number 2112123AG. Some think that the ‘G’ in its model number perhaps refers to “global” which means that the smartphone is likely to be launched in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. What is interesting about the leak reveal is that the tipster specifically mentioned that the rumored Xiaomi 12X is not coming to India.
In a recent tweet, kacskrz reveals that the Xiaomi 12X, like its predecessor, will most likely be an affordable flagship with the Snapdragon 870 chip. The device is expected to have a 145.4 x 65.4mm (6.28) FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, a peak refresh rate of 120Hz, and HDR10 support. The display height and width mentioned here are correct, according to kacskrz, but the diagonal measurement may not be.
The tipster also reveals that the phone will have a 50MP primary camera and will be codenamed psyche. Interestingly, kacskrz claims that the Xiaomi 12X will not be available in India. This is somewhat strange given that its predecessor, the Mi 11X, is available in the region. The smartphone could also leave the side-mounted fingerprint scanner for an in-display fingerprint scanner. Although the RAM and storage configurations are yet to be revealed.
According to this leak, the Xiaomi 12X will not be a significant upgrade over the Mi 11X. In fact, it appears to be a minor downgrade, given that the Mi 11X has a larger 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the same resolution, and HDR10+ support. The only significant improvement is in the camera department, with the Mi 11X sporting a 48MP primary camera.