Early next year, the Chinese mobile phone brand, known for its high-end devices, oneplus, is expected to launch its new mobile phone, OnePlus 12. This is following its usual launch pattern for previous models which arrives at the beginning of the year. Despite the fact that there are still many months before the official release, it is never too early for the rumour mill to roll out juicy details which we usually take with a grain of salt. A recent Weibo leak reveals some salient details about the OnePlus 12. The Weibo handle, @ExperienceMore has had some decent leaks in the recent past. Here are its claims regarding the OnePlus 12
- Launch Date: December 2023
- Chip: Snapdragon 8g3
- Display: Center single punch hole samsung 2K ultra-narrow curved screen
- Camera: 50MP IMX9 series main camera + 50MP wide-angle + 64MP ov64b periscope telephoto
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Charging Capacity: 150w
- Others: high probability centred symmetrical circular module
OnePlus 12 Camera
According to @ExperienceMore and Gsmarena, the new 64 MP OV64B by OmniVision will replace the lovely 32 MP IMX709 telephoto lens. Under the hood, this device will also come with a 5,000 mAh battery which is fairly enough for a 2023 flagship going by the battery capacity in recent high-end phones. Also, this device will support 150W fast charging. It will not be the first time a OnePlus device uses such high-power charging. However, there are still some questions about the coming flagship that begs for answers. Recall that the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 11 downgraded the triple digit charging standard in North America. At the moment, we can not tell if the company will also downgrade the charging standard of this OnePlus 12 in North America.
OnePlus has been making pretty decent android phones in the market, and its latest flagship, the OnePlus 11, is no exception. However, when it comes to the camera, OnePlus has always lagged behind its competitors. But that might change with the upcoming OnePlus 12, which is rumoured to come with improved cameras. Just as the leak implies, Gsmarena also claims that this device will debut in December 2023. However, it is important to note that previous models like the OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 11 did launch in January.
Periscope Zoom Camera
To corroborate this leak from @ExperienceMore, popular and trusted Weibo leakster, @DigitalChatStation (@DCS) has previously revealed the camera improvement of the OnePlus 12. According to Android Central, OnePlus is testing a periscope zoom camera for its next flagship phone. The company has primarily stuck to more conventional zoom cameras in the past. But it looks like OnePlus may finally catch up with its next flagship. @DCS also recently revealed that OnePlus and Realme are testing periscope cameras for use on the SM8650, which is expected to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This claim is also the same as the recent report from @Expereince More.
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Improved Camera Performance
The OnePlus 12 is expected to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor. The improved camera performance is one of the most anticipated features. With the addition of the periscope zoom camera, the OnePlus 12 will be capable of offering a better zoom function. This is great news for OnePlus fans who are also mobile phone camera enthusiasts. OnePlus has always been known for its software optimization. The company is expected to take the camera performance to the next level with the OnePlus 12. Overall, the OnePlus 12 is shaping up to be an exciting mobile phone. We can't wait to see what OnePlus has in store for us.
For now, all we have are leaks about the coming high-end device from OnePlus. Keep a tab with us and we will follow up on its progress. We will let you know when there is an official teaser from the company that confirms its specs.