Xiaomi is set to launch the successor on December 28th, the company has announced via its official Weibo account. The new lineup will be called the 12 series, following the company’s decision to phase out its Mi branding earlier this year. A teaser poster features Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian, which sets the expectation that the event is likely to be focused on the Chinese market before the flagships make their way to global markets in 2022.
Xiaomi 12 series lineup could include as many as four different devices, according to Gadgets 360. These include the12, the 12 Pro, the 12X, and the 12 Ultra, although it’s possible that not all of them will be announced during the December event. Gizmochina reports that executives have been spotted using the other three phones to post to their Weibo accounts.
Xiaomi phones don’t have much sales in the US, it’s ranked as the second biggest smartphone manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest Android manufacturer in the world behind Samsung. The demand drives the phones like the Mi 11 which offers comparable specs to Samsung’s flagships at much more affordable prices. The Mi 11 launched globally in February this year, which hopefully means that the international version of the 12 will arrive soon after the December event.