The iQOO 12 series is set to make its debut in China on November 7. Additionally, the company has officially announced that the vanilla iQOO 12 5G model will be launched in India on December 12, and it will be the first phone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. While we eagerly await the official release, the iQOO 12 has surfaced in a more hands-on preview, showcasing the phone in both Black and White colours
iQOO 12 First Look
DigitalChatStation on Weibo recently unveiled images of the vanilla iQOO 12, and it’s remarkable how closely the design aligns with the company’s official renders. The phone has a centrally located punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, complemented by flat edges and impressively narrow bezels.
On the right edge, you’ll find the volume rocker and power button, ensuring a convenient and ergonomic layout. There is a large square module on the back of the device that houses three camera sensors, with an LED flash located just outside the module.
Notably, the back panel of the phone, especially in the Black color variant, appears to have abandoned the glass build for a different material. The overall frame of the phone features a boxy design, with subtly curved edges adding a touch of sophistication to the aesthetics.
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iQOO 12 Series Specifications
The upcoming iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro smartphones are rumored to have impressive camera setups. The iQOO 12 is expected to feature a 50MP primary sensor by OmniVision (OV50H) with optical image stabilization (OIS) support, a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide camera, and a 64MP OmniVision OV64B telephoto lens.
The iQOO 12 Pro, on the other hand, is likely to feature a 50MP primary camera using the OmniVision OV50H sensor, which is also equipped with OIS. This will be complemented by a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide lens and a 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto camera.
In terms of memory and storage, both models are expected to offer up to 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a choice of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB UFS 4.0 storage.
The software side of things is expected to be handled by an Android 14-based OriginOS custom skin.
Both the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are rumored to feature a 6.78-inch 1.5K OLED display with a high 144Hz refresh rate, an impressive peak brightness of 3000nits, and support for 2160Hz PWM dimming.
These phones are expected to have a 16MP front camera for selfies and video chat.
Powering these smartphones will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, paired with an Adreno GPU to handle graphics.
To keep these devices running, there is expected to be a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for fast 120W fast charging.