The OnePlus 12 has been released in China and while an international launch is due in January, it seems as if this phone would mark OnePlus’ return to the top-tier competition.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 Storage, 100W Charging & Wi-Fi 7 — All for €560
To start off, the phone is loaded with the best internals you could possibly get on a commercial smartphone at the time of this writing. It packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, 6.82″ AMOLED 2K 120Hz LTPO display with up to 24 gigs of LPDDR5X RAM options. Not to mention how it sports 256/512GB or 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage alongside 5,400mAh battery with 100W of wired and 50W of wireless charging.
Other than that, it supports Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4. If that wasn’t enough, it has a triple camera setup with 50 MP, f/1.6 main camera accompanied by a 64 MP, f/2.6 3x periscope telephoto and a 48 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide camera. On the front, it has a 32 MP, f/2.4 single camera housed in a punch hole cutout in the center. OnePlus 12 would mark the first time that a OnePlus phone would sport a periscope telephoto in its phone, and f/2.6 would allow it to shoot really great night/low-light shots.
The display uses a BOE X1 panel which supports LTPO variable refresh rate technology and one of the most interesting things about this is that it is bright, really bright — it’s 4500 nits! For a bit of comparison, the second most brightest display is the Google Pixel 8 Pro, at 2,400 nits. The screen supports 2K display at 120Hz of refresh rate.
For the screen, the OnePlus 12 has Rain Water Touch, allowing you to use your phone even when your hands are wet. OnePlus has also claimed that the screen on OnePlus 12 has “medical-grade” eye protection features alongside “melatonin protection,” to preserve your melatonin levels, allowing you to save your sleep at night — interesting.
Design wise, the phone carries forward most of the same aesthetics from its predecessor, the OnePlus 11, but one aspect that OnePlus has actually compromised on is the water-resistance. It is IP65 rated — not the best, but it’ll protect it against minor splashes or in a heavy downpour.
OnePlus promises over 4 years of Android and 5 years of security updates and the phone is slated to launch with ColorOS 14.0 in Black, Green and Silver.
The OnePlus 12 is available for 4,299 yuan (~$600) for the 12/256GB model; 4,799 yuan ($677) for 16/512GB; 5,299 yuan ($747) for 16/1TB and 5,799 yuan ($818) for the top-of-the-line 24/1TB option. Keep in mind that it is currently only available in China and will be launch globally in January 2024.
This is all we know for now but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.