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Xiaomi 12 Mini: Questionable render shows the possible design of Xiaomi's next mini flagship smartphone

The Xiaomi 12 Mini could be even smaller than the Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12X. (Image source: Weibo via @Shadow_Leak)
The Xiaomi 12 Mini could be even smaller than the Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12X. (Image source: Weibo via @Shadow_Leak)
The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X are already relatively small by modern smartphones, but the Xiaomi 12 Mini could be an even more compact option. The Mini entry in the Xiaomi 12 series could still feature three rear-facing cameras though, if a leaked render is anything to go by.

The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X, still not released outside China, are comparatively small smartphones in the scheme of things. Both with 6.28-inch displays, the pair are significantly smaller than the Xiaomi 12 Pro. However, Samsung is preparing to release an even more compact smartphone, the Galaxy S22, which has a 6.1-inch display. Additionally, Apple already sells the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini, 5.4-inch smartphones that still feature flagship hardware.

Allegedly, Xiaomi is considering releasing a 'Mini' smartphone as well under the Xiaomi 12 series. Purportedly, Xiaomi has finalised the device's design, which has been reproduced in a concept render. Shared by @Shadow_Leak, the render shows the Xiaomi 12 Mini with three rear-facing cameras, including a much larger bottom lens.

Presumably, the Xiaomi 12 Mini would at least be as small as the ASUS ZenFone 8, which has a 5.9-inch display. Currently, the ZenFone 8 is one of the most compact Android smartphones, although it is noticeably larger than the iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 13 mini. Without a verified source, we would recommend treating the render with a healthy amount of scepticism for the time being. While there had been rumours of a Xiaomi 12 Mini last year, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi 12X instead.

(Image source: Weibo via @Shadow_Leak)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 1 (Update: 2022-02- 1)