Xiaomi 12: The most divisive phone in the range

Xiaomi’s 12th phone and its siblings are likely to be popular phones, but they may all have a feature that is less appealing.

According to a leaker on Weibo (a Chinese social network), every smartphone in the Xiaomi 12 range will have a curved display. That is a significant variation from the Xiaomi Mi 11 lineup, where the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite had a flat screen.

Despite the fact that curved screens were present in previous models, it’s not really a surprise given that the typical Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra have them. They may be more susceptible to damage and unintentional presses, but curved displays look fantastic.

The Xiaomi 12 series will also feature a symmetrical speaker arrangement, according to the same source (or possibly both central), as previously reported. In contrast to the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, which had speakers on opposite sides.

Meanwhile, according to MyDrivers, the Xiaomi 12X will be launched alongside the regular phone in December. This is a phone that has previously leaked, but was anticipated to arrive somewhat later because to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi 11X – which debuted after the majority of the Mi 11 series.

According to leaked information, this device should fall somewhere in between the standard Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Lite (if one exists), with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, a 6.28-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 50MP main camera expected in the Xiaomi 12X.

We’d take these claims with a grain of salt, but we should know for sure before the end of the year.

 The era of elliptically curved displays may be coming to an end.

Other companies, such as Samsung, may be on the verge of phasing curved displays out. Notably, Samsung could utilize flat screens on all Galaxy S22 models except the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, with even that phone’s screen barely bending. Given that Samsung was once the leading advocate for curved displays, this is a significant shift.

The Motorola Edge 20 series also abandoned curved displays, and Xiaomi has stated that 60% of consumers want flat screens, implying the rumored interest in curves in 2022 is rather unexpected.

If the reports are correct, you may soon have few choices for curved displays if you’re a lover of curved screens. But Xiaomi should at least have you covered for now, whether or not the rumors are accurate.