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Rumor | A Xiaomi 12 Ultra launch in 2022 is back on the cards

Is the "12 Ultra" back on? (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Is the "12 Ultra" back on? (Source: LetsGoDigital)
According to the latest leaks, Xiaomi may defy expectations by replacing a successor for the Mi 11 Ultra with the Mix 5 Pro. However, a new Weibo post from an executive with the company suggests that this is not the case and there will be a top-end 12-series variant after all. The device might be released soon in order to honor the OEM's CEO.

Xiaomi's main premium smartphone series has undergone a slight name change in 2022, yet was projected to have a Mi 11 Ultra successor in any case. Those top-end variants are often referred to as the "Super Cup" versions of their respective generations. However, those pre-12/12 Pro launch rumors have since been countermanded by rumors that it would be called the Mix 5 Pro instead.

Now, however, those leaks have been contradicted yet again by a rather enthusiastic leak from Wang Teng, the head of a Xiaomi branch in Henan, China. The executive claims to be able to fulfil Weibo user demand for confirmation that there would indeed be a new Super Cup in 2022.

The first of these flagships (the Mi 10 Ultra) was developed for release in 2020 to commemorate Xiaomi's 10th anniversary in the electronics market. Now, Wang Teng asserts that the putative 12 Ultra will have a similar significance: it will mark the latest anniversary of Lei Jun's tenure with the company.

The potentially re-confirmed device will apparently debut "soon", and has been said to have a particularly extensive camera hump with Leica branding.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-19 (Update: 2022-01-21)