iQOO 12, the successor to the iQOO 11, is all set to be launched in India on December 12. The phone is set to become the first ever smartphone in India to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. This is the latest and the fastest chipset that powers a smartphone. The iQOO 12 has already been launched in China.
The iQoo 12 smartphone is quite similar to its higher-end sibling, the iQoo 12 Pro. It comes with a large and vibrant 6.78-inch screen that displays sharp images at a resolution of 1,260×2,800 pixels. This screen also boasts a smooth 144Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+ for better picture quality. The phone’s camera setup is impressive, featuring a main 50-megapixel camera for detailed shots, a 64-megapixel telephoto lens capable of 100x digital zoom, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. For selfies and video calls, it has a 16-megapixel front camera.
Storage-wise, the iQoo 12 offers up to a whopping 1TB of storage space and has similar connectivity options and sensors as the Pro model. It includes convenient features like an in-display fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock. To keep the phone running, it’s equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports super-fast 120W charging. In terms of size, it measures 163.22×75.88×8.10mm and weighs 203 grams.
In China, the iQoo 12 comes in various configurations, starting at CNY 3,999 (around Rs. 45,000) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model, going up to CNY 4,299 (about Rs. 50,000) for the 16GB RAM + 512GB storage version, and CNY 4,699 (approximately Rs. 53,000) for the 16GB RAM + 1TB storage variant. These phones are available for pre-orders in China and will be sold online and in stores starting from November 14. They are offered in different colors, including Burning Way, Legend Edition, and Track Version, with the Track variant having a finish inspired by BMW Motorsport.
The iQoo 12 series is scheduled to launch in India on December 12 and is being marketed as the first phone in the country to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.