* OnePlus will be the company’s next flagship smartphone and it’s expected to debut towards the end of the year.
* A new tip now suggests the key specifications of the OnePlus 12 smartphone.
* OnePlus 12’s specifications tipped for the first time.
* It might be the first device to be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
* The smartphone is scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2024 in global markets.
* Here’s a look at what we know about the OnePlus 12 so far.
OnePlus announced at the OnePlus 11 launch event that it wouldn’t launch any other smartphones in the OnePlus 11 series apart from OnePlus 11R.
The company is currently working on its first foldable smartphones OnePlus Z Fold and OnePlus Z Flip, which were tipped recently. Apart from these foldable smartphones, the other major launch of a OnePlus device in 2023 would be the upcoming OnePlus 12 smartphone.
Ahead of the launch, renowned tipster Yogesh Brar has tipped the specifications of the forthcoming smartphones. The tipped specifications indicate that OnePlus won’t bring a massive upgrade over the existing OnePlus 11 5G smartphone.
The OnePlus 12 is still months away from its official debut but the rumour mill is already busy with its expected specifications and features. Just last week it was tipped that the OnePlus 12 will come with a massive camera upgrade, and now another tipster has leaked what’s supposed to be the smartphone’s key specifications.
The newest leak comes from tipster Yogesh Brar who has revealed what could be the OnePlus 12’s display, processor, cameras and battery. The tipster also added the possible launch timeline for the OnePlus 12 which is said to be December this year but in China. The smartphone will most likely arrive in other markets including India early 2024.
OnePlus 12 Tipped Specifications
The tipster revealed that OnePlus 12 will continue to use a large 6.7 inches OLED display with a QHD+ resolution. The display will also continue to sport the same refresh rate of 120Hz.
OnePlus had used a similar sized panel with OnePlus 11 smartphone, which was an LTPO3 Fluid AMOLED with support for Doly Vision, HDR10+, and more.
The biggest change would be the upgradation of its chipset to the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
Qualcomm is tipped to announce the chipset by the end of November or early December. The upcoming chipset will bear the model number SM8650 and is said to offer a 35% improvement in energy efficiency.
Other reports on the web said that the chipset would pack one prime Cortex-X4 CPU core clocked at 3.7 GHz, five other performance cores, and two smaller efficiency cores.
Qualcomm has confirmed that it will use the Snapdragon X75 modem to offer Satellite connectivity. Digital Chat Station tipped that the chipset will continue to use the 4nm process and integrate the Adreno 750 GPU.
Another update to the forthcoming OnePlus 12 will include a periscope sensor. Yogesh revealed the rear-camera setup consists of a triple camera including a primary 50MP sensor, another 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a periscope 64MP sensor.
He added that OnePlus will continue to pack a large 5000 mAh battery with 100W fast charging tech support. The tipster also revealed the smartphone’s launch timeline. OnePlus is likely to launch the device in December in China. The upcoming OnePlus 12 smartphone might be the first device to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
As we mentioned in the introduction, the upcoming OnePlus 12 5G smartphone doesn’t have a huge improvement over its predecessor. OnePlus 11 5G has a 6.7-inch Fluid LTPO AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Regarding optics, it sports a 50MP Sony IMX 890 primary sensor with OIS, a 48MP Sony IMX 581 ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 32MP Sony IMX 709 telephoto sensor.
ONEPLUS 12 KEY SPECIFICATION
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Rear Camera||50 MP + 8 MP + 48 MP|
|Front Camera||32 MP|
|Display||6.7 inches (17.02 cm)|
|Launch Date||June 7, 2023 (Unofficial)|
|Operating System||Android v12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|CPU||Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 680 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 680 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 680)|
|Screen Size||6.7 inches (17.02 cm)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||393 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v5|
|Bezel-less display||Yes with punch-hole display|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Resolution||50 MP, Primary Camera
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||8150 x 6150 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom
Touch to focus
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Resolution||32 MP, Primary Camera|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Quick Charging||Yes, Fast|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
Network & Connectivity
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+CDMA|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Network Support||5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G|
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||On-screen|
|Fingerprint Sensor Type||Optical|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
Faqs on OnePlus 12
1) What are OnePlus 12 specifications (Expected)?
Ans) Based on the latest leak, here’s a look at what the OnePlus 12 is expected to come with.
* Display: The OnePlus 12 is expected to feature a 6.7-inch QHD OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
* Processor: Under the hood of the phone could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor which will debut towards the end of this year. It will be Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chipset and offer a 35 percent improvement in energy efficiency.
* Battery, charging: The smartphone is said to pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast charging.
* Cameras: The OnePlus 12 is said to feature a triple camera setup with a 50MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 64MP periscope lens.
* Speaking of which, the periscope lens will be a major camera upgrade for the OnePlus 12 since it will be able to offer much better zoom capabilities. This is already present in most premium flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro that offer 10x optical zoom and 5x optical zoom, respectively.
2) OnePlus 12 key specifications leaked months before launch.Details?
Ans) * OnePlus 12 is expected to launch in China in December 2023
* A new leak has revealed the key specifications of the device
* It will come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and a periscope zoom camera
OnePlus 12 key specifications have been tipped. The leak, courtesy of tipster Yogesh Brar, has revealed information on the display, processor, rear cameras, battery, and charging capabilities of OnePlus’ next flagship phone.
The leak reveals that the OnePlus 12 could be the first smartphone from the brand to feature a periscope zoom camera. Qualcomm is expected to announce the next-generation chip in November this year. It is likely that the said chip will power the OP112.
According to the tipster, the OnePlus 12 will be equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED display that offers a Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It appears that it will continue to feature a punch-hole screen with curved edges and an in-display fingerprint scanner, like the OnePlus 11.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is likely to power the OnePlus 12. While it is not mentioned in the leak, it appears that it could be equipped with LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. The device is expected to run on Android 14 OS and OxygenOS 14.
There is no word on the front camera of the OnePlus 12. However, the leak states that it will be equipped with a 50-megapixel main camera, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 64-megapixel periscope zoom camera.
The OP12 will arrive with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 100W charging. It is unclear whether the device will lack support for wireless charging.
The OnePlus 11 debuted in December 2022 in China and was announced in February this year in India. Hence, it is likely that the OnePlus 12 will arrive in the Indian market by the first quarter of 2024.
3) OnePlus 12 rumor suggests incoming periscope telephoto lens.Details?
Ans) OnePlus has been making huge progress with its phone cameras in recent years. The OnePlus 11, in particular, is one of the best camera phones around. The OnePlus 12 might be taking things a little further and adding a long-awaited piece of camera hardware: a periscope lens.
This rumor comes from a Weibo post (via PhoneArena (opens in new tab) ), claiming OnePlus is testing a new periscope lens to improve the optical zoom capabilities of the OnePlus 12. Considering the OnePlus 11’s telephoto lens currently offers 2x optical zoom, that upgrade would be long overdue.
The leaker claims that Oneplus and RealMe “both have periscope arrangements. They are currently testing on the SM8650 product line.” SM8650, as PhoneArena notes, is the expected codename for the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. That would line up with this being a OnePlus 12 feature, since the chip isn’t due until later this year and the OnePlus 12 won’t be arriving until early 2024.
Other phone companies are fast increasing their phones’ level of magnification, so this is a feature OnePlus can’t afford to ignore — not like it’s sort of done with wireless charging. Even Apple, a company that also doesn’t rush to offer new hardware features is said to be adding a periscope lens to the iPhone 15 Pro Max — and potentially even the iPhone 16 Pro next year.
The thing about telephoto lenses and optical zoom is that they need space — and the higher the magnification the more space is required. Keeping a traditional horizontal lens naturally limits how much magnification you can offer, because going too high inevitably increases the thickness of the phone. And if there’s anything modern smartphone companies hate, it’s unnecessarily thick phones.
The periscope lens helps solve that problem, by bending the light 90 degrees into a vertical telephoto lens setup. Just like the periscope of a submarine. Storing the lens vertically means there’s a lot more available space to exploit, allowing phones to offer much higher levels of magnification without altering the exterior design too much.
We declared the OnePlus 11 as the best value flagship Android phone in our OnePlus11 review. The camera was particularly noteworthy, especially given OnePlus’s now-long-running partnership with Hasselblad. It’s not enough to seriously compete with better camera phones, like the Pixel 7 Pro.
The 2x telephoto zoom was a particular let down, especially after the 3,3x optical zoom of the OnePlus 10 Pro. Here’s hoping that this new periscope camera can fix that problem, and offer some serious magnification on the OnePlus 12. And hopefully for a similar kind of price to the OnePlus 11.
4) OnePlus 12 will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and feature a big camera upgrade says tipster.Details?
Ans) A post made on the Chinese social media site Weibo by tipster Digital Chat Station (via AndroidAuthority) indicates that OnePlus is looking to upgrade its camera array for the next flagship release. The tipster, who correctly leaked Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon naming plan before it was announced by the chip designer back in 2021, now says that OnePlus is testing a periscope camera on a product associated with a model number of “SM8650.” The latter turns out to be the rumored identity code of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
So let’s add up the clues. The device in question will be powered by Qualcomm’s 2024 top-of-the-line application processor, it is expected to have a periscope camera, and it is being manufactured by OnePlus. It’s not too hard to figure out that Digital Chat Station is writing about the OnePlus 12. In his Weibo post, the tipster says that both OnePlus and Realme, both brands that are under the umbrella of Chinese manufacturer BBK Electronics, are testing the inclusion of a periscope camera on phones that will sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
The post also notes that not all of the phones will use the OmniVision 64B image sensor which has backed several telephoto lenses using a periscope camera. A periscope camera offers greater optical zoom capabilities than you would normally be able to get from a device as small as a smartphone. That’s because normally the focal length of the lens cannot exceed the thickness of the handset.
But with a periscope camera, the lens inside the device is folded up and mirrored prisms are used to help bend the light helping to take it from the lens to the image sensor. For example, without a periscope camera, the OnePlus 11 delivers 2x optical zoom. The Pixel 7 Pro, which does have a periscope camera, can give users up to 5x optical zoom and the periscope camera on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra gives users up to 10x optical zoom.
5) OnePlus may finally adopt a periscope zoom camera.Details?
Ans) A big trend in smartphones over the past few years has been the “periscope” zoom camera, and it seems OnePlus will finally adopt the tech in an upcoming release.
Periscope lenses in smartphones allow for zoom that goes beyond 2-3x. Google uses the technique in Pixel phones to hit up to 5x optical zoom, while Samsung uses it for the 10x telephoto lens on its Ultra devices, and countless other brands have been jumping on board too. Even Apple is rumored to introduce a periscope lens on its next iPhone.
But OnePlus, surprisingly, has yet to use a periscope zoom lens in its smartphones. The OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11 both maxed out with traditional zoom methods at 3.3x and 2x respectively.
It seems that may soon change, though. Digital Chat Station reports on Weibo that OnePlus has a “periscope arrangement” in the pipeline, with testing underway. It’s unclear what optical zoom level OnePlus is aiming for, but the simple fact the brand is finally jumping on board is great to see.
Presumably, this would make its debut in the OnePlus 12 sometime next year. OnePlus’ next smartphone is expected to be its first foldable, which would be a relatively odd place for the tech to debut. Periscope lenses are quite rare in foldables, with Google’s new Pixel Fold offering the tech, as well as Huawei’s Mate X3 and some others. But most stick with rather basic camera hardware for the sake of space.
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