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Xiaomi 12: Dubious render does the rounds as back panel and another camera detail leak

The Xiaomi 12 is unlikely to look like this, for better or worse. (Image source: Weibo)
The Xiaomi 12 is unlikely to look like this, for better or worse. (Image source: Weibo)
Xiaomi could only be a few weeks away from unveiling the Xiaomi 12, one of the first smartphones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In the meantime, a somewhat questionable render has leaked, as has an image of the upcoming device's back panel. Reportedly, Xiaomi is turning to new methods to obscure the Xiaomi 12's camera housing, too.

A supposed Xiaomi 12 render is circulating on Twitter and Weibo. While some people are sure that it is Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone, we have other ideas. As the photo below shows, the render bears are striking resemblance with the Xiaomi CIVI, a smartphone the company launched in September.

Based on the comparison below, someone has photoshopped the Xiaomi 12's expected camera housing onto a Xiaomi CIVI marketing asset. However, @yabhishekhd has also published an apparent hands-on photo of the Xiaomi 12's back panel. Although the photo has not been verified, it matches the arrangement mentioned last month by Digital Chat Station.

The probably fake Xiaomi 12, left, and the Xiaomi CIVI. (Image source: Weibo & Xiaomi - edited)
The probably fake Xiaomi 12, left, and the Xiaomi CIVI. (Image source: Weibo & Xiaomi - edited)

Incidentally, the leaker claims that Xiaomi will apply identical AG glass coatings over the camera housing as the back panel itself. Supposedly, Xiaomi will do so to blend the camera housing into the back panel, possibly akin to Samsung's approach with the Galaxy S21 series and the upcoming Galaxy S22 series.

Xiaomi is tipped to reveal the Xiaomi 12 this month in China. The smartphone is thought to feature a 50 MP primary camera, along with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

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A supposed hands-on of the Xiaomi 12's back panel. (Image source: @yabhishekhd)
A supposed hands-on of the Xiaomi 12's back panel. (Image source: @yabhishekhd)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-12- 3 (Update: 2021-12- 3)