The Xiaomi 12 could switch from glass backing to avoid being a fingerprint magnet


Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its next series of flagship devices on December 28 under the Xiaomi 12 branding. But as we get closer to the event, we’re learning more and more about what these new phones have in store for users once they arrive.

Earlier today, new teaser posts revealed some of the key specs of the Xiaomi 12, and now Evan Blass has shared some high-res renders of the phone. These renders follow what we’ve seen from previous leaks, as the phone will carry a massive 50MP primary lens accompanied by vertically-oriented cameras below and an LED flash.

These renders not only reveal that the Xiaomi 12 will sport a 6.28-inch display, but also that Xiaomi could begin dabbling in using materials on the back other than just glass or ceramic. There are three different color options shown off here, but the green one is by far the most intriguing. Glass backs on phones have become a mainstay, but they tend to be fingerprint magnets, so making use of a different type of material would be more than welcome.

We already knew that the Xiaomi 12 is to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, but the teasers revealed earlier today provide a bit more insight. Xiaomi teased that at least the 12 Pro will include a 2K display with a variably refresh rate that changes between 1Hz and 120Hz based on what is on the screen. What remains to be seen is whether Xiaomi will use a display with an actual 2K resolution, or if this will just be a bit of marketing fun for a QHD+ panel.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is also expected to measure at 6.81-inches with a triple 50MP camera setup, along with a 5,000mAh battery. Unfortunately, the battery specs of the standard Xiaomi 12 have not been revealed just yet. We’re also waiting to see whether the Xiaomi 12 series will be the first series of devices to sport the company’s HyperCharge technology that was introduced earlier in the year.


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