iQOO has kept its promise and officially launched the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro smartphones in the Chinese market. These devices come with a host of impressive features that are bound to capture the attention of tech enthusiasts.
Both the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro boast expansive screens, with the former featuring a flat 1.5K OLED display equipped with 2160Hz PWM dimming. Meanwhile, the iQOO 12 Pro steps up the game with a Quad HD+ Samsung E7 AMOLED curved screen that also incorporates 1440Hz PWM dimming. Notably, these screens offer a remarkable peak brightness of up to 3000 nits and support a variable refresh rate of 144Hz, thanks to LTPO technology. Additionally, iQOO has integrated the most powerful ultra-wide vibration motor and symmetrical three-dimensional dual speakers to enhance the visual and audio experience.
Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by the formidable Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 System-on-Chip (SoC). What sets them apart is the inclusion of the Q1 Self-developed chip, which brings several advanced features. This chip facilitates frame sensing technology, real-time load monitoring, precise scheduling, and core distribution, effectively matching different core types to varying gaming thread loads. Impressively, even after an hour of gaming at the ultra-high definition, the devices maintain a maximum temperature of only 40.5°C.
Furthermore, the VAPT Adaptive Mode allows users to control power consumption with ease, ensuring a stable frame rate experience. The phones are engineered with an aviation aluminum middle frame and boast the most extensive 6K ultra-large VC vapor chamber in iQOO’s history. In addition, they are equipped with 11 temperature sensors for real-time monitoring, efficient performance scheduling, and optimal heat dissipation.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the camera setups on the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro. Both models feature a 50MP 1/1.3-inch main camera, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 64-megapixel 3x periscope telephoto camera. The phones introduce features like Handheld starry sky mode and a light-tracing main camera, with AIPD extreme night focusing technology, designed to quickly locate stars in challenging low-light environments. Notably, they employ second-generation OIS anti-shake technology, boasting a CIPA 4.5 level of stability. Thanks to multi-frame fusion algorithms and a bionic night sky algorithm, stunning nighttime shots of the sky can be captured within seconds.
Superior Battery Technology
Both phones come equipped with the innovative “Super Graphite Battery,” which incorporates negative electrode graphite reconstruction technology and multiple electrode plate cold pressing technology. This combination increases energy density and discharge capacity, ensuring reliable and long-lasting performance. The iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are powered by a substantial 5000mAh battery and support lightning-fast 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
In summary, the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro offer a remarkable blend of cutting-edge technology, robust performance, and advanced camera capabilities. These devices are poised to make a significant impact in the smartphone market, setting new standards for mobile innovation.
iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro specifications
The iQOO 12 sports a 6.78-inch (2800 × 1260 pixels) 1.5K flat LTPO AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 144Hz variable refresh rate, up to 1400 nits brightness in HBM mode, up to 3000 nits peak brightness, 2160Hz PWM dimming.
The iQOO 12 Pro sports a 6.78-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ curved E7 LTPO AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 144Hz variable refresh rate, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1600 nits brightness in HBM mode, up to 3000 nits peak brightness, 1440Hz PWM dimming.
Both are powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 750 GPU and run Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0 (China) / Funtouch OS 14 (Global).
The phone comes with 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB / 512GB / 1TB (UFS 4.0) storage.
This phone features a 50MP camera with Omnivision OV50H sensor, f/1.68 aperture, OIS, LED flash, 50MP 150° ultra-wide-angle camera with Samsung JN1 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 64MP 3x telephoto camera with f/2.57 aperture, Omnivision OV64B sensor, OIS, up to 100x digital zoom, V3 imaging chip.
On the front side, it has a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture.
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 7 802.11 be, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS： L1+L5， B1C+B1I+B2a, GLONASS： G1 Galileo： E1+E5a， QZSS： L1+L5, USB Type-C, NFC. It has Dual SIM (nano + nano), USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio, Dust and Water resistance (IP68) in iQOO 12 Pro only, and features an In-display (Ultrasonic in 12 Pro) fingerprint sensor, and infrared sensor.
Battery and Dimensions
The phone packs a 5000mAh (iQOO 12) / 5100mAh (iQOO 12 Pro) battery with 120W ultra-fast flash charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The iQOO 12 phone dimension is 163.22× 75.88×8.10mm (Legend / Track Edition) / 8.35mm (Red edition) and weight is 203.7g (Legend / Track Edition) / 198.5g (Red edition).
The iQOO 12 Pro Dimensions are 164.63× 75.4×8.58mm (Legend / Track Edition) / 8.75mm (Red edition) and its weight is 210g (Legend / Track Edition) / 205g (Red edition).
Pricing and Availability
The iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro offer a variety of models to cater to different preferences. They come in a Legend Edition in White, adorned with the iconic BMW logo, a sleek Track Edition in black, both featuring a glass back and a stylish Red edition with a leather-like finish on the rear panel.
Here’s the pricing for these exciting smartphones:
- iQOO 12 12GB RAM with 256GB storage: Priced at 3999 yuan (Approximately USD 549 / Rs. 45,715)
- iQOO 12 16GB RAM with 512GB storage: Available at 4299 yuan (Approximately USD 590 / Rs. 49,915)
- iQOO 12 16GB RAM with 1TB storage: Priced at 4699 yuan (Approximately USD 645 / Rs. 54,560)
- iQOO 12 Pro 16GB RAM 256GB storage: Priced at 4999 yuan (Approximately USD 686 / Rs. 58,045)
- iQOO 12 Pro 16GB RAM 512GB storage: Available at 5499 yuan (Approximately USD 754 / Rs. 62,860)
- iQOO 12 16GB RAM 1TB storage: Priced at 5999 yuan (Approximately USD 823 / Rs. 68,575)
These smartphones will be available for pre-order starting from November 14th, and eager customers in China can purchase them beginning November 24th. With a range of configurations and eye-catching designs, the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro promise to be a compelling choice for those seeking high-performance mobile devices with a touch of style.
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