The Xiaomi 12 has a width of 69.9mm, whereas the iPhone 13 has a width of 71.5mm. Despite having a bigger screen than the iPhone 13, Xiaomi’s phone is slimmer (6.28-inches compared to the 6.1-inch iPhone display). When it comes to screens, both the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are likely to have a 120Hz refresh rate, which means the screen would refresh 120 times per second.
Xiaomi has begun to tease its next Xiaomi 12 smartphone, which is set to be presented on December 28th. Unlike other manufacturers, Xiaomi has lowered the size of the display on the Xiaomi 12 from 6.81 inches to 6.28 inches. Indeed, two teasers (1, 2) emphasise how much slimmer the phone is than the iPhone 13.
The Xiaomi 12 series could be the first phones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which is the successor to this year’s Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is being built by Samsung Foundry using its 4nm process node. The AMOLED display on the Xiaomi 12 line is reportedly produced by Huaxing and is bright with a peak at 1600 nits (compared to the displays used on the iPhone 13 Pro display which top out at 1000 nits).
Just the other day we told you that the Xiaomi 12 Pro was run through the Geekbench benchmark test running what appears to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The phone scored a single-core score of 1224 and a multi-core score of 3823. That compares with the 1235/3837 single and multi-core scores rung up by Qualcomm’s reference device and the 1100/3500 scores tallied by the Snapdragon 888.