Xiaomi is reportedly working on the Xiaomi 12S series of smartphones, which will include the Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro. Verified whistleblower Digital Chat Station hinted that Xiaomi will bring a small iteration of Mi 12 Pro in the second half of this year, which is expected to be named Xiaomi 12S Pro.
Compared with the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, the Xiaomi 12S Pro processor is upgraded to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, which adopts TSMC’s 4nm process, and its yield and power consumption are better than Samsung’s 4nm Snapdragon 8.
Previously, it was also reported that Xiaomi 12S Pro will be Mediatek’s first flagship. So, this phone can appear in two versions, the second will be built on the basis of Dimension 9000.
Moreover, Xiaomi 12S Pro should also have a display with curved edges on the sides, but the resolution will increase to QuadHD +. The screen must support LTPO 2.0 technology to dynamically change the refresh rate in the range from 1 to 120 Hz based on the displayed content. Some “design adjustments” and new colors are promised, as well as 120W fast charging.
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Rumors have claimed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be a 4nm chipset, which is likely to be manufactured by Taiwan-based TSMC. The new chipset is expected to feature a Cortex-X2 prime core, 3x Cortex A710 performance cores, and 4x Cortex A510 efficiency cores.
As per rumors, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus would offer a 10% increase in CPU performance and a minor improvement in GPU prowess compared to the former. Further, a switch to TSMC’s 4nm fabrication is expected to offer better thermal performance than Samsung’s 4nm process node used for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.