Xiaomi 12 Global Variant Spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 8GB RAM Ahead of Launch

Xiaomi 12 was launched in December last year, and the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to hit the global markets. Ahead of the launch of the smartphone outside China, the Xiaomi 12 was spotted on Geekbench with the latest flagship Snapdragon chipset and 8GB of RAM. The Xiaomi 12 was also spotted running Android 12 on a Geekbench listing like its Chinese counterpart. The company launched Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X in China on December 28, 2021.

According to a listing on Geekbench, the device benchmarking website spotted by NotebookCheck, the global variant of the Xiaomi 12 will come with 8GB of RAM. The smartphone was launched in China with 12GB RAM variant. The smartphone is listed as Xiaomi 12 2201123G and the motherboard is specified as ‘Taro’ which points to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC running under the hood. The Xiaomi 12 2201123G, which is expected to be the global version of the smartphone, has a single-core score of 711 and a multi-core score of 2834 on Geekbench 5.4.4 for Android.

Back in December, the company launched the Xiaomi 12 alongside the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X in China. The Chinese version of the Xiaomi 12 runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 12, and features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection and 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The smartphone packs a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The smartphone is also equipped with a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

A sketch of the camera module by the tipster on the Xiaomi 12 Ultra (top) and the upcoming Vivo X80 flagship
photo credit: screenshot/digital chat station

Meanwhile, tipster Digital Chat Station shared the details of the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra on Weibo. The Chinese company launched both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro last month, but its Xiaomi 12 Ultra smartphone was not launched at the event. The smartphone is expected to launch with a larger camera module later this year, according to the tipster, who posted a rough sketch of the rear camera module as a reply to the post. The sketch shows a centre-aligned camera module, which could be similar to Vivo’s rumored X80 series smartphone, which according to the tipster is also said to sport a similar left-aligned camera module.

According to recent reports, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will feature a quad camera setup along with a powerful periscope telephoto sensor. The smartphone is tipped to launch around February after the Chinese Spring Festival. Tipster Digital Chat Station had previously revealed that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be the first Chinese smartphone to feature a high optical zoom lens – the closest competitor to the upcoming Xiaomi 12 will be the recently launched OnePlus 10 Pro, which has a 3.3x optical zoom. An old report from December showed the Xiaomi 12 Ultra with a larger centre-aligned camera layout.

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