OnePlus 12’s launch event is said to take place at 2:30pm (local time) on December 5th, 2023, in China. The company has been teasing the arrival of the flagship phone for a couple of weeks, but it hasn’t confirmed its design. Today, the brand has listed the device on its official online store in China to confirm its color variants and design from all angles.
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OnePlus 12 official renders
The OnePlus 12’s official renders show that it will arrive in three colors, such as black, white, and green. Reminiscent of the OnePlus 11, it features a curved-edge display with a central punch-hole on the front. The distinctive round camera module on the back houses three cameras, with an additional camera ring for sensors. The LED flash is positioned outside the camera module, towards the left. The other major change in the design is the repositioning of the Alert slider from the right to the left side of the device. As shown in the images below, the company will offer three kinds of protective cases, such as wood grain, aramid fiber, and sandstone, for the buyers of the OnePlus 12.
OnePlus 12 specifications (rumored)
According to reports, the OnePlus 12 will be the company’s first smartphone to feature a periscope telephoto camera, support wireless charging, and feature a USB-C with support for the USB 3.2 standard. The device is confirmed to feature a BOE X1 OLED curved-edge display that produces a 2K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. As per leaks, it will have a 6.82-inch display that will offer up to 3,000 nits of brightness.
The rear camera setup of the OnePlus 12 will feature an OIS-assisted 50-megapixel LYT-808 Sony lens as the primary camera, a 48-megapixel IMX581 ultra-wide lens, and a 64-megapixel OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. On the front, it is expected to feature a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
The OnePlus 12 will be equipped with a 5,400mAh battery that supports 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The Chinese variant of the device will ship with ColorOS 14-based Android 14, and for security, it will have an under-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus 12 global launch (rumored)
According to reliable tipster Max Jambor, who is known for reliable OnePlus leaks, the OnePlus 12 series will debut globally in January 2024. The word ‘series’ indicates that the company may announce the rumored OnePlus 12R alongside the OP12. The 12R is said to be a rebranded version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered OnePlus Ace 3, which is expected to launch with the OnePlus 12 or separately in December in China. As far as OP12 is concerned, it is said that its white variant will remain exclusive to the Chinese market, whereas the green and black options will be available globally. The global edition of the OP12 will run on OxygenOS 14-flavored Android 14.