Beijing, CHINA – October 23, 2022 – Xiaomi upgraded the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G at the end of last year with the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE—they are nearly identical in terms of specs and features with a different processor. Now this year 2022, Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE will be more different than the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G.
Based on a Chinese source, the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE was found in an IMEI database. It reveals its existence and model number: 2210129SG. The “G” at the end indicates that this device will serve the global market rather than the Chinese market.
And that is perfectly reasonable when you realize that it is reported to be a rebranded Xiaomi CIVI 2. That phone is presently available in China. So, it stands to reason that the rebranded phone will only be available globally.
The Xiaomi CIVI 2 has a different processor compared to the original Xiaomi 12 Lite – the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which should be better performing than the Snapdragon 778G. It also offers a different main camera – a 50MP main shooter and 20MP ultrawide. However, the selfie camera offers the same resolution which is a 32MP dual camera. Yup, we may expect two selfie cameras for Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE. Moreover, the battery is much bigger with 4,500mAh compare to its Chinese counterpart which only features 4,300mAh. Meanwhile, all other specs and features are the same.
Its announcement may come this month or next month due to a leak that confirms Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE’s release in the global market – based on the database of FCC. In the listing also, the handset will come with three configuration: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM.