Xiaomi 12 Lite render and specifications emerge ahead of launch


  • Xiaomi 12 Lite is likely to launch soon
  • Its design is going to be a mix of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi CIVI
  • It will feature a 120Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 778G Plus chip

Xiaomi 12 Lite is expected to launch soon. Xiaomiui has designed a concept image of the phone and has claimed that its appearance will be a mixture of existing smartphones such as the Xiaomi 12 and China-exclusive Xiaomi CIVI. It has claimed that the 12 Lite’s display, cameras, and some other features will be identical to the CIVI handset.

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According to the publication, the Xiaomi 12 Lite has a shortened model number of L9 and it is codenamed as “taoyao.” It will be arriving as the successor to last year’s Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G / Lite NE 5G from last year.

Xiaomi 12 Lite design

XIaomi 12 Lite concept render

Xiaomi 12 Lite concept render by Xiaoimui

The Xiaomi 12 Lite’s concept image shared by the publication reveals it has a curved edge display with a punch-hole design on the front. It seems to be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The rear side of the device has a triple camera unit with LED flash, which looks similar to the Xiaomi 12 flagship.

Xiaomi 12 Lite specifications (rumoured)

The Xiaomi 12 Lite will house a 6.55-inch OLED panel that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 778G Plus or a newer Snapdragon 7-series chip.

The 12 Lite will feature a triple camera unit featuring a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GW3 primary camera, an ultrawide lens, and a macro camera. The handset will not carry support for optical image stabilisation. It will come preinstalled with Android 12 OS with MIUI 13 on top. It will also feature dual stereo speakers. The other specs of the phone are under the wraps.

The publication had previously revealed some details about a device named Xiaomi 12 Lite Zoom. It has now claimed that the company has abandoned it.

Xiaomi 12 Lite launch date (rumoured)

According to the publication, the Xiaomi 12 Lite will be debuting in global markets in March 2022. Last year, Xiaomi announced the Mi 11 Lite 4G in June in India. It unveiled the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G powered by the Snapdragon 778G in September 2021. At present, it is unclear when the 12 Lite will be releasing in India.


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