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NEW DELHI: OnePlus this January expanded its flagship lineup in India with the launch of the OnePlus 12 smartphone, inside practically a yr of the launch of the OnePlus 11. The brand new launch heralds OnePlus’s 10-year milestone, efficiently embodies the essence of a flagship telephone and the corporate’s philosophy of steady enchancment, famously encapsulated as “By no means Settle”.

The flagship telephone boasts of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset which is claimed to supply as much as 30% enchancment in CPU efficiency and a 25% enchancment in GPU efficiency. That is paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM UFS 4.0 ROM, and the Trinity Engine, whereas a brand new 2K 120Hz ProXDR show, assist for 100W SUPERVOOC quick charging and 50W AIRVOOC wi-fi charging and the fourth-generation ‘Hasselblad Digital camera for Cell’ options full the specs checklist.

It’s to be famous that the OnePlus 12 is the primary Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered machine to be authorized as Snapdragon Areas Prepared which can permit builders to deliver their Prolonged Actuality (XR) concepts to life and discover the complete potential of head-worn Augmented Actuality (AR).

I evaluate the smartphone under:

Design, show & audio system

Design-wise, the OnePlus 12 is a compact, modern machine with a 6.82-inch quad HD+ show with LTPO AMOLED know-how that boasts of a pixel density of 510ppi, together with assist for 10-bit coloration gamut, HDR10+, and Dolby Imaginative and prescient. The brilliant and sharp show is paired with a 3 speaker set-up — one on the backside, whereas the highest of the body homes a small gap for audio output, and the earpiece, which interprets into a tremendous expertise for media consumption. The sound supply stays loud sufficient until as much as 70% quantity with respectable bass.

The OnePlus 12 is on the market in two colours: Flowy Emerald and Silky Black. My evaluate unit got here within the Flowy Emerald coloration, which affords a soothing visible expertise, but its easy texture might trigger it to slide out of your grasp. Due to this fact, I might counsel utilizing it with the included again cowl to stop any unintended drops.

Courtesy of the machine cooling enhancements and know-how, the smartphone stays principally cool even underneath demanding hundreds, or when it’s getting used underneath direct daylight. You’ll be able to comfortably do marathon gaming classes, and pro-level video enhancing.

Digital camera

In comparison with its predecessor, the OnePlus 12 comes with the industry-first 50MP Sony LYT-808 wide-angle digital camera, that includes a big ƒ/1.6 aperture and a 1/1.4-inch sensor dimension. It is usually outfitted with the OmniVision OV64B 3x periscope telephoto digital camera with 6x in-sensor zoom, the OnePlus 12 affords a 3x to 120x photographic zoom vary that provides customers the flexibleness to seize distant topics and portraits with a creamy bokeh impact.

With a 114-degree discipline of view in 48MP decision, the OnePlus 12’s ultra-wide digital camera is extra than simply the icing on the cake, permitting customers to shoot photographs with well-preserved finer particulars, and large dynamic vary.

Battery & efficiency

Based on the corporate’s claims, it takes simply 26 minutes to cost from 1% to 100% battery capability with its in-box 100W charger. Nevertheless, in apply, I discovered it took even much less time to totally cost the machine, a lot to my satisfaction.

Powered by top-notch {hardware}, taking part in lengthy classes of high-end video games, resembling Genshin Affect, at most setting is a breeze, and it flies via all bizarre duties resembling electronic mail purposes, Instagram, video enhancing, and extra.


The OnePlus 12 has been launched in two variants, the 12GB RAM+256GB storage possibility priced at Rs 64,999 and the 16GB RAM+512GB storage possibility priced at Rs 69,999.

In conclusion, the OnePlus 12 stands out because the premier machine within the OnePlus lineup. The spectacular specs of the OnePlus 12 make up for any shortcomings elsewhere. With distinctive nonetheless pictures efficiency from all rear cameras in numerous situations, together with high-quality selfies and quick charging capabilities, it turns into a compelling alternative for customers of mid-range smartphones seeking to improve to a flexible premium flagship.

Nevertheless, the shortage of emphasis on Generative AI (GenAI) options could also be seen as a disadvantage, particularly contemplating the aggressive give attention to such capabilities by opponents available in the market.

  • Revealed On Apr 3, 2024 at 03:00 PM IST

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