OnePlus has confirmed some of the key features of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 12, at a recent event in China. The company also showcased the first look of the device, which is expected to launch soon.
OnePlus 12 display: Oriental Screen with Display P1 chip
One of the main highlights of the OnePlus 12 is its display, which the company calls the “Oriental Screen”. The device will feature a 2K OLED screen with a punch-hole design and very thin bezels. The screen will also have a peak brightness of 2,600nits, which is higher than most of the flagship phones in the market.
The OnePlus 12 will also be equipped with OPPO’s first-generation display chip Display P1, which will enhance the image quality, brightness, and power efficiency of the screen. The display chip will also support a high-precision pixel-level calibration algorithm for better color accuracy and contrast. The screen has obtained DisplayMate A+ certification, which means it has passed rigorous tests for display performance.
The company claims that the Oriental Screen will have more than two times the lifespan of normal displays and will offer the most eye-protective screen experience. The screen will also support adaptive refresh rate, which can switch between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the content.
OnePlus 12 chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Another confirmed feature of the OnePlus 12 is its processor, which will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This is the latest and most powerful chipset from Qualcomm, which is based on a 4nm process and has an integrated 5G modem. The chipset will offer improved performance, efficiency, and connectivity compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will also support advanced features such as AI Engine, which can handle up to 144TOPS of AI tasks, Spectra 680 ISP, which can capture up to 200MP photos and 8K videos, and Adreno 730 GPU, which can deliver up to 60% faster graphics rendering.
The OnePlus 12 will likely come with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, along with support for UFS 3.1 and LPDDR5 standards. The device will also run on OxygenOS 13, which is based on Android 13.
OnePlus 12 design: Square camera bump and alert slider
The OnePlus 12’s design was partially revealed at the event, where a few models of the device were on display with a case. The case was meant to hide the back camera module, which is rumored to have a square shape and house four sensors. The camera setup is expected to include a 108MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor.
The device also has an alert slider on the right side, which is a signature feature of OnePlus phones. The alert slider allows users to switch between different sound modes without unlocking the phone. The volume and power buttons are placed on the left side of the device.
The OnePlus 12 will likely have a metal frame and a glass back, with various color options such as black, white, blue, green, and red. The device will also support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, along with IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
OnePlus 12 launch date and price
The OnePlus 12 is expected to launch in early November, along with its Pro variant. The company has not announced the official launch date or price yet, but some leaks suggest that the device will cost around $799 for the base model and $999 for the Pro model.
The OnePlus 12 will compete with other flagship phones such as Samsung Galaxy S22, iPhone 13 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. The device will offer a premium design, a stunning display, a powerful chipset, and a versatile camera system.