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Xiaomi 12S allegedly leaked image, becoming the first smartphone to carry Leica branding from brand

Xiaomi announced its affiliation with German camera maker Leica on Monday. The first imaging flagship jointly developed by Xiaomi and Leica is expected to be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which is expected to be officially unveiled in July this year. However, the new image, which is said to belong to the upcoming Xiaomi 12S, has been leaked online with Leica branding on its camera module. The film hints at the Xiaomi 12S series being the first smartphones to receive Leica camera technology from a Chinese manufacturer.

Looks like a tipster leaked Image On Weibo, as mentioned above, it shows the alleged Xiaomi 12S having Leica branding on its camera module. In addition, Leica has previously partnered with Huawei, Panasonic and Sharp. Recently, Xiaomi announced its long-term strategic partnership with Leica to co-develop camera technologies for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphones.

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The Xiaomi 12S may be the company’s first phone to come with Leica Optics
Photo credit: Weibo

The Xiaomi 12S Series comes in two models: Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro. Smartphones are reported to be in development and are said to be hitting the markets with smaller displays than the other models in the Xiaomi 12 Series.

Xiaomi 12S Series Specifications (Estimated)

The Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro feature a full-HD + flexible curved display with a concentrated single hole with a 120Hz refresh rate. Phones in the series are expected to have a 50-megapixel main camera as well. The camera is said to come with a new hardware-level algorithm, which could be from the Leica partnership. The Xiaomi 12S series is said to feature the SM8475 processor, which is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC.

The upcoming Xiaomi 12S series was spotted in the IMEI database last month. The listing did not reveal much details about these smartphones. However, it is expected that the Xiaomi 12S models will have slightly more upgraded features than the standard models. Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro model number 2206123SC and abbreviated model number L3S and 2206122SC and shortened model number L2S appeared to be included. It is also speculated that the phones will have the code names “Dieting” for the Xiaomi 12S and “Unicorn” for the Xiaomi 12S Pro.


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