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OnePlus 12: A Comprehensive Specs Guide

December 4, 2023
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OnePlus 12 specs: One of the first important phone releases of 2024 will be the OnePlus 12, and 2024 is arriving one month early. Before releasing the phone globally in the first part of next year, OnePlus expects to introduce its upcoming flagship in China in December. In an attempt to entice you away from the Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel you had your eye on, OnePlus hopes that this improved handset will have an advantage over the next generation of Android phones.

When compared to more recent models like the iPhone 15 and Pixel 8, the OnePlus 11 is still a great flagship phone. However, the OnePlus 12 should be in a much better position to compete with these devices as well as upcoming ones like the Galaxy S24, which should launch close to the new OnePlus, thanks to upgrades like a brighter display, a better telephoto camera, and impressive charging and computing performance that were leaked by the leak-o-sphere and later confirmed by the phone maker.

With OnePlus having confirmed several information about its future phone, you can anticipate a better sense of what to expect from the OnePlus 12 from the summary of all the rumours we’ve heard thus far, below. Still, a few things are unknown, like the cost and the launch date for the US and the UK.

Oneplus 12 Rumored Price And Availability

OnePlus 12 specs: The OnePlus 12 is reportedly scheduled for a global release in January 2024, albeit that won’t be the device’s initial release date. The phone is being sent first to China, where OnePlus intends to have a launch celebration to commemorate the company’s tenth anniversary of founding. That is scheduled for December 5.

Although the precise date of the international launch is unknown, OnePlus has stated that it would disclose it on December 15.

Even though the OnePlus 12’s initial sale will only be in China, OnePlus could get an advantage against Samsung and its impending Galaxy S24 release if it releases the device in December. According to reports, Samsung is organising its own early debut, with the newest S24 models probably arriving on January 17. However, that date is unofficial, whereas OnePlus has officially announced the December 5 event date for the OnePlus 12.

Although there have been no precise price rumours as of yet, we expect that OnePlus will stick to its $699 price point for its flagship phones, which is significantly less than those of competitors like the Pixel 8 Pro, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, or iPhone 15 Pro, which all retail for more than $1,000.

Oneplus 12 Specs Rumored

Oneplus 12 Specs Rumored
Launch dateDecember 2023
Display6.7-inch 2K OLED
Refresh rate120Hz adaptive
Starting price$699
Rear cameras50MP main, 50MP ultrawide
Front camera32MP selfie
RAM8GB/16GB/24GB
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 3
Battery5,400 mAh
Storage128GB/256GB/1TB
Charging100W wired, 50W wireless

Oneplus 12 Cameras

While OnePlus was revealing to us its plans for the display, it also verified a number of specifications regarding the camera on the OnePlus 12. Specifically, the new phone would include a 50MP primary camera with a 1/1.43-inch sensor. As a result, images taken with the OnePlus 12’s primary camera should be brighter.

The OnePlus 12 rear camera array also has a 64MP telephoto lens and a 48MP ultrawide camera. A 3x optical zoom will be supported by the latter.

Additionally, rumour has it that the OnePlus 12’s front camera will have a 32MP sensor, an improvement over the device’s 16MP selfie camera.

It appears that OnePlus will secure the endorsement of Swedish photo manufacturer Hasselblad for the OnePlus 12’s cameras in addition to the device’s basics. This collaboration, which has lasted for a number of years, appears to have contributed to OnePlus’s photo quality becoming more on pace with the greatest smartphones available. 

Oneplus 12 Design And Display

The OnePlus 12’s appearance has been made public by OnePlus, and it is not very shocking. This design is instantly recognisable to anyone who has seen the leaked renders of the OnePlus 11.

Oneplus 12 Design And Display

However, there is evidence that the Alert Slider will be returning, so the design isn’t exactly the same as the OnePlus 11. The switch was reintroduced on the OnePlus Open earlier this year after being taken out of the OnePlus 10T. 

This time, the OnePlus 12’s Alert Slider will have an integrated antenna and relocate to the left side of the device. It looks like this will result in a 15% decrease in latency and a 3dB improvement in signal strength for gaming. Because a pericsope design is probably present, the telephoto lens also seems to have a square design.

There is a rumoured IP rating for the OnePlus 12, although it’s unclear how high. We’re crossing our fingers for IP68 dust and water protection, as seen in other top flagship devices.

Compared to the 6.7-inch screen on the OnePlus 11, the display on the OnePlus 12 appears to be getting bigger at 6.8 inches, and it is anticipated that the panel will have a refresh rate of 120beneficialbeneficial, as it theoretically keeps your eyes from straining too soon when using the screen.

Oneplus 12 Battery And Charging

OnePlus specialises on quick charging, thus reports that the OnePlus 12 would have a 5,400 mAh battery and 100W charging align well with the company’s “fast and smooth” tagline. The Chinese regulatory filings also supported this.

We do have to wonder, though, if this maximum charging speed will be available for the US market. 

Previous OnePlus phones had slower charging speeds to American customers than to customers elsewhere due to different voltages. For instance, the OnePlus 11 supports 100W charging worldwide, with the exception of the United States, where it is limited to an 80W standard that is nonetheless fast.

We want to see wireless charging, which was not available on the OnePlus 11, become available again with the OnePlus 12. OnePlus has essentially confirmed that 50W wireless charging will be available on the upcoming model, which is fortunate given the leaks.

Oneplus 12 Performance

It came as no surprise that there have been rumours suggesting the OnePlus 12 will come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU. The Gen 3 is an obvious choice that will undoubtedly compete with many of the other top Android phones of the upcoming year, since OnePlus consistently uses Qualcomm’s most advanced Snapdragon CPUs in its flagship phones.

Oneplus 12 Performance

Pre-launch benchmarks released by OnePlus actually show the OnePlus 12 beating the iPhone 15 and Galaxy S23 to achieve the highest Antutu benchmark score to date. We still expect the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phone to give the iPhone and its A16 Bionic chip everything it can handle, especially when it comes to graphics, even though Antutu isn’t the best benchmark for cross-platform comparisons.

Regarding memory, there have been rumours that the OnePlus 12 may come with a 16GB RAM and 256GB storage option, but it’s also plausible that the entry-level model would only have 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. With the possible exception of one or two gaming phones, the OnePlus 12 could have a new top-end specification with up to 24GB RAM and 1TB storage, giving it more memory than virtually any other phone available.

Oneplus 12 Outlook

When it comes to flagship phones, OnePlus is a significant competitor to Samsung, Google, and even Apple, providing customers with a less expensive option to obtain the newest smartphone technology. The one we most hope comes true out of all the rumours we’ve discussed here is that the pricing stays low.

However, we would also be pleased if the remaining assertions proved to be true. When the OnePlus 12 is released, it will undoubtedly be among the greatest phones you can purchase since it will build on the OnePlus 11, offering a brighter display, better cameras, a bigger battery, and more RAM and storage.

It’s unfortunate that we’ll probably have to wait another month or two for the OnePlus 12 to ship from China to other countries after it becomes official. However, it appears that the wait will be worthwhile.

Conclusion

The OnePlus 12 is scheduled to go on sale in China on December 5 and to be launched worldwide in January 2024. A 64MP telephoto lens, a 48MP ultrawide camera with a 3x optical zoom, and a 50MP primary camera with a 1/1.43-inch sensor are anticipated features of the smartphone. An enhancement over the 16MP selfie camera will be the 32MP sensor on the front camera. It is anticipated that OnePlus will obtain the support of Swedish camera company Hasselblad for the cameras in the OnePlus 12.

FAQ

Will the OnePlus 12 be waterproof?

At 6.7 inches, it would be the same size as the OnePlus 11, however, according to a source, the OnePlus 12’s IP rating would be raised in comparison to the OnePlus 11, indicating that it would be somewhat water resistant. A quality build was also recognised as a crucial improvement.

Which OnePlus has wireless charging?

The following three gadgets are wirelessly chargeable: OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9.

Does the iPhone 12 have Qi?

Indeed, the iPhone 12 is compatible with rapid wireless charging, which allows you to charge your phone from 0% to 50% in around 30 minutes, as well as wireless charging using any Qi-certified wireless charger.