Xiaomi 12 Ultra to be powered by upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

Xiaomi 12 Ultra Rumors Leaks Specs, Launch, Availability
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Xiaomi is currently working on its next flagship, dubbed the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The phone will join the Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, and 12X in the company’s latest flagship series. In this article, we will be discussing all the leaks and rumors surrounding the specs and launch date of the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra Rumors Roundup:

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro were among the first smartphones to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Likewise, Xiaomi 12 Ultra could become the first phone to have the rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.

The phone has been spotted with a new chipset codenamed SM8475. Comparing it to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s SM8450 model number, the new chip won’t be a complete upgrade but a minor refresh.


According to the rumors, the 8 Gen 1 Plus will be based on TSMC’s 4nm chipset instead of Samsung’s 4nm process. As a result, the new chipset is expected to have better thermals management and power-efficiency than the non-Plus Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The phone will boot on MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box.

Rest of the Specs

Moving on, Xiaomi 12 Ultra will sport the same camera setup as its predecessor. We are looking at a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP GN2 sensor, a 48MP ultrawide, and a 48MP periscope lens. That being said, the camera setup could have a Leica branding this time around.

The phone will rely on a 4,860mAh battery. Xiaomi will also bump the wired fast charging to 120W from 11 Ultra’s 67W. To note, Xiaomi first introduced 120W charging with the Mi 10 Ultra. Furthermore, the phone will also support 50W wireless charging.

Over on the front, the phone will feature a QHD AMOLED screen with a higher refresh rate. Xiaomi needs to provide 120Hz LTPO 2.0 panel to keep up with the competition.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra Launch Date (Expected)

Given the trend of Xiaomi’s flagship launches, we are hopeful that the 12 Ultra will be official in late Q2 to early Q3 of 2022. Xiaomi could also announce the phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2022.

Smartphone Model Launch Date (Expected)
Xiaomi 12 Ultra Q2, 2022
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Xiaomi 11T Pro.