Apart from the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which is expected to be launched next month, the company is reportedly working on two other high-end phones. The 12S and 12S Pro are the devices in question, with the former appearing on Geekbench and even in a hands-on shot.
That photograph exposed the camera’s Leica insignia, and a fresh rumor today adds to the mystery. According to a normally reputable leakster, the 12S will be available in three RAM/storage configurations: 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/512GB. The 12S will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which was just announced.
The 12S Pro is expected to come in two flavors: one with the same chipset as the 12S, and the other with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. The former has the same RAM/storage options as the 12S, however the latter has only two: 8/256GB and 12/512GB. Last but not least, the Snapdragon version of the 12S Pro, like the 12 Pro, is touted to have 120W fast charging.
It’s unclear how much of an upgrade the 12S and 12S Pro will be over the non-S models; so yet, they appear to be small tweaks designed to capitalize on the Leica alliance buzz and nothing more. But let’s hold off on making a definitive judgment until we see more detailed leaks.