The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is tipped to launch with a wired charging upgrade and a wireless charging downgrade
The actual existence of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is one of the most hotly-contended subjects on the tech leaks circuit as of late, with earlier hints of its being replaced, first by the Mix 5 Pro and more recently by an inaugural 12U variant. However, the latter has recently been countermanded by assertions that the fact is both are in the works, with a different internal code-name apiece.
The 12 Ultra, also allegedly known as the "Xiaomi L1", has now been assigned additional putative features, courtesy of the reliable leaker Digital Chat Station. This tip focuses on its battery and charging tech rather than others such as its cameras, for a change.
The supposed 12-series flagship is now slated to match its siblings, with their premium 120W wired charging technology. By contrast, their predecessor the Mi 11 Ultra launched amidst claims that the 67W standard Xiaomi settled on instead had been chosen to protect its generous 5,000mAh battery from excessive heat.
Then again, the OEM did match this wired charging speed with 67W in wireless terms, whereas the "12 Ultra" apparently downgrades to 50W. In addition, the 12 Ultra is now projected to debut with a slightly smaller 4,860mAh battery - then again, this might be its rated capacity, a spec that might not stop Xiaomi from advertising a typical capacity of 5,000mAh again, should the phone truly be unveiled soon in this form and under this name.