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OnePlus 12 specifications tilted, likely to have Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC: all the details


The OnePlus 12 is expected to succeed the OnePlus 11 5G phone, which was launched earlier this year in February. It is expected that the phone will be released with many improvements in specifications and design over previous models. OnePlus 11 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and features a triple rear camera module with a 50MP Sony IMX890 primary sensor. A tipster has now suggested that the alleged OnePlus 12 will include a major camera upgrade and will likely launch with a more powerful processor than its predecessor.

Well-known digital chat station Weibo wrote that OnePlus and Realme were both testing periscope lenses on phones with the SM8650 chipset. A report by Android Authority stated that the SM8659 model number hints at the yet to be announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. The student added that of all the phones said to be testing periscope lenses, not all of them have the OmniVision OV64B camera sensor.

It can be concluded that the upcoming OnePlus model mentioned in the post is the OnePlus 12, the successor to the flagship OnePlus 11 model. The OnePlus 12 is logically expected to be launched next year, in 2024. It is likely to be released after Qualcomm launched its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the company’s fastest and most powerful chip to date.

According to the tipster, the periscope lens proposed in the post will result in higher quality magnified images, as well as a higher magnification power, beyond the usual 2x magnification. Oppo’s Find X6 Pro features periscope lenses alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, which provides up to 10x optical zoom. Meanwhile, Google’s popular Pixel 7 Pro also offers up to five times optical zoom. Even the upcoming iPhone models are expected to use vibrant lenses.

OnePlus 11 5G used Sony IMX890, IMX581, and IMX709 sensors with up to 2x zoom capabilities. The rumored successor to this model, the OnePlus 12, will likely use the OmniVision OV64B sensor and help create better and more detailed zoomed images with the pop-up lenses.

The OnePlus 11 5G is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with Adreno 740 GPU, paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 256GB of onboard UFS 4.0 storage. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W wired SuperVOOC fast charging. The 8GB + 128GB variant of the phone is offered in Eternal Green and Titan Black color options, priced at Rs. 56,999, while the price of 12GB + 256GB is Rs. 61,999.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.