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Foldable Xiaomi smartphone with a 108 MP camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset confirmed by MIUI 12 code

The Cetus probably is not the foldable smartphone that Xiaomi teased last year, pictured. (Image source: Donovan Sung)
The Cetus probably is not the foldable smartphone that Xiaomi teased last year, pictured. (Image source: Donovan Sung)
MIUI 12 code has confirmed that Xiaomi has a foldable smartphone in development, codenamed 'cetus'. The device also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and a 108 MP primary camera and runs Android 11.
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Xiaomi always seems to have another smartphone on the boil, as evidenced by a recent Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) certification of what is believed to be the Redmi K40 or Redmi K40 Pro. However, it seems that the company may also be working on a device codenamed 'cetus', a smartphone that could be a premier device for Xiaomi.

According to XDA Developers, XDA Senior Member kacskrz noticed the device codenamed Cetus within MIUI 12 code. XDA Developers claims to have corroborated the assertion by examining the code of the latest closed beta build of MIUI 12, which reputedly offered some details about Cetus, including its form factor. We should point out that the presence of Cetus in MIUI 12 code does not necessarily mean that Xiaomi plans to release the device, but it should indicate that the company is actively testing it, though.

Apparently, Cetus is a foldable smartphone, which would be a first for Xiaomi if the device ever made it market. Cetus also runs Android 11, unlike many devices that Xiaomi has upgraded to MIUI 12. XDA Developers claims that a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset powers Cetus, although it has not disclosed which one. The website thinks that 'there is a very good chance' that Xiaomi has equipped Cetus with an 8xx series SoC, though. Additionally, Cetus has a 108 MP primary camera, a favoured resolution of Xiaomi's of late.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-30 (Update: 2020-10-30)