Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE launch in global markets is could take place soon according to a report. While the details of the handset are yet to be officially announced by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, the upcoming device has recently been spotted on the IMEI database with model number 2209129SG.
Since the Chinese Reno8 Pro had the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 but was not released internationally, this would suggest that the somewhat elusive Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 would finally be available in global markets. The Xiaomi Civi 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC and features a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE is on the way as a rebranded Civi 2
The 12 Lite 5G NE could be a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Civi 2 that was launched in China last month, as per a report. The Civi 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC and features a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor.
As per a report by IT Home, Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE has made its appearance on the IMEI database with the model number 2209129SG. The “G” at the end there signifies that this is a device that will serve the global market, not the Chinese one. The report claims that Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE will debut as a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Civi 2. It is reportedly expected to go official by the end of October.
As the China-only Civi 2 is marketed towards selfie enthusiasts, we shouldn’t anticipate any differences between the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE and that device. As a result, you’ll get a 6.55-inch 120hz AMOLED display with a centrally-located punch-hole for two 32-megapixel cameras (one main and one wide-angle). The Xiaomi Civi 2 packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
he FCC listing suggested three configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage for the upcoming smartphone. The listing also reportedly suggested the phone would feature 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GNSS and NFC connectivity options. It is tipped to run on Android 13-based MIUI 13.