Although the OnePlus 12 has already been revealed in China, the rest of the globe will soon be able to purchase the phone. Preorders for the company’s most recent flagship phone are open today, and general sales start on February 7 in the US. Although the price is unknown at this time, we anticipate it to be comparable to the OnePlus 11, which retailed for $699 to $799 at launch, depending on specifications. While availability and pricing for other countries are still pending, $799 is equivalent to about £630 or AU$1,205.
There will be two variants of the OnePlus 12: one with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, and the other with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 engine powers both smartphones, which also have three Hasselblad-branded rear cameras, including a 64-megapixel sensor with a 3x optical zoom. Peak brightness on the 6.82-inch display is a stunning 4,500 nits. Additionally, according to OnePlus, it boasts industry-leading cooling that helps control processor heat during heavy gaming.
The 12 comes in two hues: flowing emerald and silky black. The latter has a glass finish that is greenish in color and has a wavy design within. Although the glass coating is slippery, the lines of the phone have a sophisticated style appropriate for a premium product.
OnePlus has reinstated wireless charging in addition to 80-watt wired charging, which the firm claims can charge a phone from empty to full in around 30 minutes. When used with its exclusive AirVOOC charger, the OnePlus 12 is said to be able to charge at 50W speeds.
Although it’s unclear if OnePlus has embraced the most recent Qi2 standard, the device also complies with the Qi standard. Qi2 employs magnets to ensure perfect alignment with accessories and permits 15W wireless charging.
The IP65 rating for water and dust protection applies to the OnePlus 12. Like OnePlus’ worldwide Ace 2 Pro phone, OnePlus claims that the screen of its latest handset can be used in the rain.
The alert slider, which is now on the left side, is one of the OnePlus mainstays that remains. Additionally, a fingerprint sensor is located beneath the screen for unlocking. Runs Android 14 and supports Wi-Fi 7. The most recent Oxygen OS version In addition to five years of biweekly security updates, OnePlus guarantees four years of significant Android software changes.
OnePlus lacks a US carrier partner, so it will sell its new phone via Amazon and Best Buy. The manufacturer does mention that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s 5G networks are compatible with their phone. Additionally, the phone can be purchased straight from the OnePlus website.
The OnePlus 12R
The 12R will go on sale concurrently with the flagship OnePlus 12. With fewer features, including as the outdated Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, this device is more affordable. It doesn’t have the normal 12-inch high-end camera specs. But it does offer an 80W fast charging capability and a somewhat bigger 5,500 mAh battery. The screen’s 4,500 nit brightness, usability in damp conditions, and software improvements for improved frame rates during gaming are among of its primary characteristics.
Although OnePlus has not officially confirmed the 12R’s exact price, it is anticipated that when it goes on sale in February, it will cost less than the regular 12. Look at the 12 OnePlus if you’re searching for the best that the company has to offer. However, the OnePlus 12R might be a better option for you if you’re looking for good all-around performance at a lower cost, especially if photography prowess isn’t as important to you.
It’s unclear how these two phones compare when placed side by side. Check back for our full reviews when they launch.