Xiaomi 12 to be world’s first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor

Xiaomi 12 launch has been officially teased and the company has confirmed that the series will be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

Highlights
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship processor has finally been made official.
  • Xiaomi 12 will be the world’s first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
  • The Xiaomi 12 series is officially confirmed to make a global debut soon.

Rumours surrounding Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship processor to undergo a change in nomenclature have been popping up for quite a while now. Finally, the latest flagship chipset for the Android realm has been made official – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G mobile platform is here. As a tradition, leading smartphone brands have started announcing their upcoming flagship smartphones (and series), which will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Realme confirmed that the Realme GT 2 Pro will get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Soon after, Xiaomi also announced that its Xiaomi 12 is “coming soon” and will be the world’s first smarphone powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Take a look.

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Xiaomi 12 series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor coming soon

Xiaomi’s global social media handles have started teasing the arrival of the Xiaomi 12 series of smartphones. This potentially means that the launch of the Xiaomi 12 series for the global/Indian markets is certainly in the cards. In all likelihood, post the Chinese launch, we’d get to see (at least some of the) Xiaomi 12 series smartphones get launched in the global market as well. For now, there’s no official confirmation as to which all smartphones will be included in the lineup, but rumours suggest the series will comprise of the vanilla Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12X Pro, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and a Lite variant. There might even be more models coming up, but we are not entirely sure of that for now.

Also Read: Realme GT 2 Pro confirmed to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

As far as the Xiaomi 12 launch date is concerned, some of the devices in the lineup are tipped to be unveiled in December in China, while the global launch could very well take place sometime in early Q1, 2022. We can expect the brand to start teasing the arrival of the devices in the coming days. For now, this is all that we know about the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series, but we are sure to receive more intel on the same in the coming days. Whenever we do, we will make sure to keep you posted on the same.