OnePlus 12 Announced: Features, Specs, and Pricing

Key Points
  • The OnePlus 12 shines with a BOE-made X1 2K OLED display, boasting an impressive 1440 x 3168 pixels resolution and an unparalleled brightness of 4500 nits, setting a new standard in smartphone displays.
  • Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the OnePlus 12 delivers a remarkable 30% performance boost compared to its predecessor, ensuring a seamless and responsive user experience.
  • The phone introduces innovative features, including Rain touch technology for usability in wet conditions, a new X-axis linear motor for improved haptics, and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port for faster data transfers and display-out capabilities.
  • With the OnePlus 12 making its official debut in China, here's your guide to everything you need to know about this highly anticipated device.

    The phone boasts a 6.82-inch BOE-made X1 2K OLED display, featuring an impressive 1440 x 3168 pixels resolution. Notably, it shines as the market's brightest display, reaching up to 4500 nits brightness. Certified A+ by DisplayMate, the LTPO display offers great color accuracy and brightness, with the ability to adjust the refresh rate down to 1Hz.

    Under the hood, the OnePlus 12 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, delivering a substantial 30% performance boost compared to its predecessor. The battery receives a significant upgrade to 5,400mAh, with 100W wired charging and the return of 50W wireless charging. Additionally, the phone supports 10W reverse wireless charging for added convenience.

    Storage options include the base variant with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM, with additional configurations of 16GB/512GB, 16GB/1TB, and 24GB/1TB. The camera setup features a 50MP wide Sony LYT-808 sensor, a 48MP ultrawide Sony IMX 581 sensor, and an upgraded 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope lens capable of 3X zoom without sacrificing quality.

    The OnePlus 12 introduces Rain touch technology for usability in wet conditions and a new X-axis linear motor for enhanced haptics. Connectivity sees an upgrade with the USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, allowing faster data transfers and display-out capabilities. Running on Android 14-based ColorOS 14 in China, the global unit is expected to arrive with OxygenOS 14.

    Color options for the OnePlus 12 include white, green, and black. In China, the base variant starts at Yuan 4,299 (~$606), while the top-end model with 24GB RAM and 1TB storage is priced at Yuan 5,799. Although there's no official word on the global launch, leaks suggest it might occur on January 23rd in India, with rumors hinting at a $699 price tag.

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