In early July, Xiaomi launched the Mi 12S series, including the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra. The latter was available in two plain leather variants, while the ceramic version seen in the Mi 11 Ultra was canceled. However, it turns out the manufacturer had been working on the ceramic version of the Mi 12S Ultra and canceled it last moment.
Today, a Weibo tipster showed the engineering machine of the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra with a ceramic back cover. As we can see in the photos, the engineering machine has two kinds of back covers: “black frosted ceramic” and “silver frosted glass.”
We should also point out that Xiaomi tested different variants of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. We remember that there even was a wood grain version. From the leaked photos, we learned that the back cover adopts dark wood grain as well as AG matte technology.
However, in the end, we saw only three versions of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra – ceramic black, ceramic white, and marble pattern.
Though the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra is a premium smartphone that has no rivals in the niche, we guess its design is really what makes it stand out. The manufacturer said it had been adhering to the design style of professional cameras. Also, the phone uses an integrated metal frame, which stably protects hundreds of parts of the complex optical system. Also, the handset comes with environmentally friendly silicone material. The latter simulates the texture of calfskin and is more resistant to dirt and stains. Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra has an IP68 waterproof and dustproof certification.
The Mi 12S Ultra comes in classic black and fir green colors. The rear lens module adopts a disc design with a 23K gold edge.