Xiaomi is apparently already working on two extra high-end phones apart from the 12 Ultra, which should finally be announced next month. We are talking about the 12S and 12S Pro, the former of which is already shown on Geekbench and even in a practical image.
That image revealed Leica branding for the camera, and today a new rumor sheds light on other details. The information coming from a normally reliable leak says that the 12S will be launched with three RAM / storage combinations: 8 / 128GB, 8 / 256GB and 12 / 512GB. The 12S will be powered by Qualcomm’s recently unveiled Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
The 12S Pro will reportedly have two versions – one with the same chipset as the 12S, the other with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 instead. The former gets the same RAM / storage variants as the 12S, while the latter only comes in two options: 8 / 256GB and 12 / 512GB. Last but not least, the Snapdragon iteration of the 12S Pro is said to have 120W fast charging, just like the 12 Pro does.
It’s unclear how much of an upgrade the 12S and 12S Pro will be compared to the non-S models, so far they appear to be minor iterations created to take advantage of the Leica partnership hype and not much more. But let’s withhold the final verdict until we see more extensive leaks.