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Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G: Launch date leaks for Nothing Phone (1) competitor

The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G has already been revealed by a Xiaomi subsidiary. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G has already been revealed by a Xiaomi subsidiary. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Rumour has it that Xiaomi has scheduled the release of its next Lite smartphone a day after the debut of the Nothing Phone (1). With a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, and a 108 MP primary camera, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G could prove fierce competition for Nothing's first smartphone.

Xiaomi continues to tease the 12 Lite 5G on its global social media channels, despite the device's unveiling in Azerbaijan. While the company insists that the 12 Lite 'is coming', it has not confirmed the device's launch date yet, let alone from when it will be orderable. As it stands, Xiaomi posts vague teasers instead, along with others about the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, a smartphone that will be unavailable outside China.

According to @passionategeekz, Xiaomi will unveil the 12 Lite 5G this month. Anticipated to be released globally, @passionategeekz claims that Xiaomi will showcase the device on July 13 alongside the broader release for the Smart Band 7. For reference, Xiaomi already sells the fitness tracker in Europe, so it could be extending its availability to North America, or similar markets.

As the screenshot below shows, the Xiaomi 12 Lite's world premiere will start at 00:00 PST, a timezone that is not currently active. Assuming this is correct, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G will debut at 07:00 UTC. As we have discussed previously, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G will launch with the Snapdragon 778G, plus a 120 Hz AMOLED display and a 108 MP primary camera. Hence, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G will rival the Nothing Phone (1), which will arrive on July 12. Seemingly, Xiaomi could launch the 12 Lite 5G for €100 more than its predecessor, with Orange Spain listing the former for in excess of €500.

(Image source: @passionategeekz)
(Image source: @passionategeekz)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-07- 8 (Update: 2022-07- 8)