Yesterday, VIVO’s sub-brand launched one of the most powerful smartphones in face of the iQOO 8 Pro. Also, it debuted the Samsung E5 material OLED screen. The display supports 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and adopts a medium and small dual-hole solution.
As one of the Weibo tipsters says, other brands have been testing the E5 material 2K screens for a long time. As a result, they support hardware adaptive high refresh rate, that is, the LTPO screen. So in the future models, it can achieve 1-120Hz automatic refresh rate switching. Also, the upcoming models will adopt a hyperboloid single-hole design. Plus, the curvature on both sides will be relatively small. In other words, the iQOO 8 Pro is the first to come with this display. But soon, we will see this type of display in a more attractive look.
It is worth noting that the blogger also hinted that the machine will be a Xiaomi product. Combined with the previously leaked news, as the Xiaomi Mi 12 will come with an LTPO screen, it is very likely that the blogger is taking about the next-gen Xiaomi annual flagship. It is expected to hit the market at the end of the year like the Mi 11.
Xiaomi MI 12
As for the launch date, the Xiaomi Mi 12 ought to come in mid-December. It is likely to be the world’s first Snapdragon 898 flagship. If believing in previous news and leaks, the Snapdragon 898 will have a three-cluster CPU design, of which the ultra-large core frequency is 3.09GHz, the large core frequency is 2.4GHz, and the small core frequency is 1.8GHz. The 3.09GHz large core will use a new generation of Cortex-X2 design. Taking into account all the aforementioned news, in AnTuTu, the phone/chip is going to exceed one million scores mark for the first time.
The phone may also come with the newly-announced memory. LPDDR5X has three main changes. One of the improvements is that the rate increases from 6400Mbps to 8533Mbps. Also, the TX/RX equalization improves signal integrity, and the new adaptive refresh management improves reliability. According to a new leak, the Xiaomi Mi 12 will launch with this new memory specification.
In addition to major performance upgrades, we have heard that the machine will support at least 120W wired fast charging + 100W wireless fast charging, achieving a “double 100W” charging solution. But due to the new wireless charging regulations, wireless fast charging is limited to less than 50W.