Earlier leaks and rumours indicated the existence of a Xiaomi 12 Lite and a Xiaomi 12 Lite Zoom that were in development within the Xiaomi company since October 2021. Previously, it said there will be two models, one of which will be available in all important markets (China, Global, India), while the other will be limited to China.
However, last week, news broke out that Xiaomi will be launching only one model from the Xiaomi 12 Lite series, and the model will now only be exclusively available as a ‘Global’ variant.
As of today, the question of the availability of a Xiaomi 12 Lite in the Chinese market has been officially answered by a Xiaomi Senior Executive in China.
The news comes from newly appointed Xiaomi Civi Senior Product Manager, Xinxin_Mia on Weibo. In her post, one Xiaomi fan asked if she would appear on the upcoming rumoured Xiaomi 12 Lite launch event, in which she replied bluntly: “There is no Xiaomi 12 Lite anymore.” Indirectly, the manager is hinting that the Xiaomi 12 Lite has been cancelled for release in the Chinese market.
It seems that last week’s rumour was proven right that the Xiaomi 12 Lite won’t be available in China, however, whether the Xiaomi 12 Lite will be available in global markets or cancelled altogether still remains to be seen in the next few months.
Although Xiaomi has not officially revealed the specs of the Xiaomi 12 Lite nor the availability of the device in global markets, a lot of the details of the device has already been leaked on the Internet. Here’s a short roundup of the key details. Also more…