After a couple of years without a release, the Xiaomi MIX series finally released a regular MIX smartphone back in August. However, it appears that the next regular MIX smartphone may arrive sooner than we expect. A recent report shows that two Xiaomi models get registration with model numbers 2202121C and 2202121AC. The brand on the submission page is “MIX”. This suggests that these devices should be the Xiaomi MIX 5 and Xiaomi MIX 5 Pro.
According to speculations, the R&D codenames of the Xiaomi MIX 5 and Xiaomi MIX 5 Pro are Thor and Loki respectively. Recall that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 codename is Odin. Thor and Loki are sons of Odin according to Greek mythology. This shows some sort of logical relationship.
Furthermore, MIUI code reveals that both phones are based on the SM8450. This is the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 flagship processor. The release time is even more exciting. It should be advanced to March next year. It seems that the research and development work is very smooth for both Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi MIX 5. Such intensive promotion of high-end products shows Xiaomi’s confidence in supply chain stocking. Obviously, it is to hit the market and gain a higher share.
As of now, there is no concrete report on the specification of the upcoming Xiaomi MIX 5 series.
Xiaomi will improve its display and camera
According to recent reports from @DCS, Xiaomi’s next-generation flagship is developing customized high-resolution under-screen proactive specifications. This solution will have a more refined screen effect than the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4, perhaps up to 2K level resolution. If this is possible, it will be at the same level as regular mainstream flagships. Unfortunately, increasing the camera shooting effect means decreasing the screen quality. While Xiaomi was able to increase the under-screen camera output, the display can not be high resolution. This is an area that requires development and is a bit regrettable for many.
We expect that by next year, the effect of the under-screen camera will be better. Thus, there will be no need to make a choice between screen quality and screen performance. This will greatly promote the popularization of under-screen proactive cameras. In another report, @DCS also claims that the 200W wired fast charging for smartphones will enter mass production next year. Of course, the expectations, for now, are that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 will launch both the 200W fast charging and the new display. This will obviously make the Xiaomi Mi MIX 5 a flagship killer. This device is worth looking forward to.