Come July 4 and Xiaomi will have a new smartphone to offer in the form of the Xiaomi 12S. With that being just around the corner, a new report is claiming the Chinese manufacturer will be using silicone leather for the phone’s rear which will not only be soft to touch but will be resistant to dust as well. Not to mention, the silicone leather is also eco-friendly and is in fact the first time that Xiaomi will be launching a phone featuring silicone leather for the back.
Among the other benefits of silicon leather is its durable nature while still being easy to clean. The calf-skin head layer has also been enhanced to make it soft to touch. This in turn makes the phone easy to hold and operate with the least chances of it slipping off. This also makes the upcoming Xiaomi 12S to be in sharp contrast to the conventional build strategy where it is usually glass that is used to make the rear of the phone. While that makes the phone look nice and stylish, glass can pick up fingerprints quite easily and requires frequent cleaning.
Meanwhile, previous leaks have provided us with a fairly clear idea of what the upcoming Xiaomi 12S is going to be like. For instance, from the information currently available, there are going to be three models in the 12S series. That includes the base Xiaomi 12S, the intermediate Xiaomi 12S Pro, and the top-of-the-line Xiaomi 12S Ultra. The Ultra model is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset that was previously speculated.
Further, it is going to be a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED panel making up the front. The display will have QHD+ resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate and will have almost zero bezels. There is also going to be a punch hole for the front camera while the rear might feature a rectangular camera bump carrying the Leica marking. Among the other features of the phone include an in-display fingerprint scanner and Harman Kardon speakers.
Keeping the lights on will likely be a 4800 mAh battery backed by a 67W fast wired charging tech. The phone will also support 50W wireless charging along with reverse wireless charging at 10W.
Stay tuned for more details as it emerges.