iQoo 12 was launched by the corporate in India as we speak and is the corporate's newest flagship telephone to debut within the nation. The Chinese language smartphone maker beat Xiaomi, OnePlus and different OEMs to launch the primary smartphone with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship in India – it's additionally paired with the corporate's in-house Q1 coprocessor. This smartphone will compete with upcoming flagship telephones just like the OnePlus 12 and Xiaomi 14 that are each anticipated to launch in India within the coming weeks.
The corporate has launched its newest flagship telephone in Alpha and Legend colours. The previous is black with an AG Glass again panel, whereas the Legend – that is the mannequin we obtained for overview – is white with a white porcelain glass materials. In contrast to its predecessor – the iQoo 11 5G – this flagship telephone doesn’t have the elongated racing stripes impressed by BMW Motorsport on the rear panel.
The iQoo 12 has flat metallic edges which are clean with a barely curved again panel that’s simple to carry. It has a flat 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display with very skinny bezels on all 4 edges and iQoo says the show has a most brightness of 1,400 nits (3,000 nits in excessive brightness mode) – you’ll be able to see the contents of the display clearly even in shiny daylight.
It is a telephone with a big show, and it's difficult to achieve the highest of the display with one hand – I’ve fairly huge palms. There’s a built-in perform that scales the output of the show to the decrease nook which helps a bit, however you’ll discover your self utilizing the telephone with each palms frequently.
On the rear panel, iQoo has geared up the telephone with a triple rear digicam setup that sits in a squircle-shaped digicam island that the corporate says is impressed by an underwater porthole. The glass on the digicam module protrudes barely, the metallic edge has small cracks. While you put the telephone on a flat floor, it’s largely steady, even when the digicam island is aligned to 1 facet.
This yr, the iQoo 12 comes with some notable upgrades over its predecessor, the iQoo 11 5G. The telephone is provided with a 1/1.3-inch OmniVision OV50H sensor. It additionally has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam with a 120-degree discipline of view; together with a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto digicam with 3x optical zoom, 100x hybrid zoom.
The corporate has geared up the iQoo 12 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 4nm chip that’s paired with as much as 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and as much as 256 GB of built-in storage. The telephone is provided with a 5,000mAh battery and ships with a charger within the field.
The telephone comes with a clear TPU cowl within the field, which appears to supply enough safety with raised edges, together with the display and cameras. It additionally comes with a big charging brick and a USB Kind-C to Kind-C cable that may cost the telephone at 120W. It’s a must to change a setting to permit the telephone to cost at 120W, and it will get just a little heat once you do a full cost.
Within the time I've spent with the iQoo 12 thus far, the telephone feels simple to make use of whereas packing loads of high-end specs. The telephone will face competitors from a number of main smartphone producers within the coming weeks and its comparatively lower cost is probably going to assist the corporate provide higher worth for the specs on provide. iQoo has touted the smartphone's processor efficiency and battery effectivity, and we'll put these claims to the check in our full overview coming quickly on Devices 360.