In time for its 10th anniversary, OnePlus has unveiled the OnePlus 12 in China, with a global launch expected in January 2024. Further solidifying its partnership with Hasselblad, the OnePlus 12 gets significant upgrades to its cameras in its goal to be a photography powerhouse that can rival offerings from other premium flagship offerings.
Headlining its triple rear camera setup is the 50-megapixel LYT-808 sensor on the main camera, which is the same sensor used on the Find N3/OnePlus Open. That dual-stacked impressed us during our time with the Find N3, and we expect the same level of performance (if not better) with the OnePlus 12.
The 48-megapixel IMX581 sensor for the ultra-wide camera may be a familiar affair, but what’s new is that 64-megapixel periscope camera that has 3x optical zoom and 6x lossless digital zoom. This is the first time a OnePlus device gets a periscope camera, and we’re curious if its performance is similar (or better) to the one on the Reno10 Pro+ since it appears to be using the same sensor.
As a flagship device, you are getting a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor that’s paired with up to 24GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. It remains to be seen if global units will get the 24GB/1TB storage. Aside from getting an IP65 rating, wireless charging makes a return to the OnePlus 12, where it supports up to 50w.
The OnePlus 12 is among the few premium flagship phones to break the 5000mAh barrier with its 5400mAh battery with support for 100w charging–the biggest battery on a OnePlus device to date. The curved AMOLED display is slightly bigger at 6.82 inches, and OnePlus brags a 4500nits max brightness for HDR content and 1600nits for regular use.
The OnePlus 12 starts at CNY 4299(~Php 34k) for the 12GB/256GB variant and goes all the way to CNY 5799(~Php 46k) for the 24GB/1TB version. That makes it more expensive than its predecessor at launch, and we hope OnePlus gives it a competitive price once it lands in the Philippines.