Earlier, we learned that Qualcomm is developing a chip code-named SM8450 (Waipio), which will be the successor to the Snapdragon 888 (SM8350). At the moment, we are not aware what naming rule the company will use, but the Snapdragon 895/898 will use a 4nm process and integrate an X65 baseband.
Today, a Weibo blogger revealed that the new flagship of Xiaomi with a SM8450 chip is internally called Zeus. But there is the second variant code-named Cupid. Both will use the same chip based on Samsung’s 4nm process. As you guess, we are talking about the upcoming Xiaomi MI 12, which is scheduled for mid-December.
The blogger previously stated that although the Snapdragon 895/898 has been upgraded to the 4nm process, the heat dissipation does not seem to be improved much. Anyway, the performance can be increased by 20%. Compared with the Snapdragon 888, the new generation SM8450 has been upgraded to the Arm v9 architecture, and the GPU has also been upgraded from Adreno 660 to Adreno 730.
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The new Xiaomi Mi 12 series is expected to come with Qualcomm’s new-generation flagship processor, and will continue to have a high-quality screen. We think it will sport an under-screen camera technology and will also use a LTPO adaptive refresh rate screen. It can realize the adaptive refresh rate adjustment function of 1-120Hz.
Last year, Xiaomi launched the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Ultra. The Mi 11 series also has three models, namely the Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Therefore, there may also be three Xiaomi Mi 12 smartphones.