New Delhi: iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo, is gearing up to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the iQOO 12, in India on December 12. The phone will be the first in the country to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is the most advanced processor in the market. The iQOO 12 will also offer a stunning display, a powerful battery, and a versatile camera system, making it a worthy contender in the premium segment.
Pre-booking and Pricing Details
The iQOO 12 is already available for pre-booking on Amazon and the iQOO Store in India. Customers can buy a priority pass for Rs 999, which will guarantee them a slot to purchase the phone on the launch day. Those who pre-book will also get free Vivo TWS earbuds worth Rs 2,999 as a bonus.
According to a leak by tipster Yogesh Ambhore, the iQOO 12 will come in two variants: 12GB RAM with 256GB storage and 16GB RAM with 512GB storage. The former will cost Rs 52,999, while the latter will be priced at Rs 57,999. These prices are expected to be confirmed at the launch event.
Display and Performance
The iQOO 12 will sport a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a resolution of 2800 × 1260 pixels, which translates to a sharp 1.5K quality. The display will also support a high refresh rate of 144Hz, which will ensure smooth scrolling and gaming. Moreover, the display will have a peak brightness of 3000 nits and support HDR10+ for enhanced contrast and colors.
The main highlight of the iQOO 12 will be its processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is the first chipset to be built on a 4nm process. This will enable the processor to deliver faster performance and better power efficiency than its predecessors. The processor will also have an integrated 5G modem, which will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. The processor will be paired with an Adreno 750 GPU and up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, which will provide ample memory for multitasking and gaming. The phone will also have up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage, which will offer fast read and write speeds.
The iQOO 12 will run on FunTouchOS 14, which is based on Android 14. The phone will also promise three major Android updates, namely Android 15, Android 16, and Android 17, which will ensure that the phone stays updated with the latest features and security patches.
Camera and Battery
The iQOO 12 will boast a quad-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 50MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 150° field of view, a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a V3 imaging chip for improved image processing. The phone will also have a 16MP selfie camera on the front, which will be housed in a punch-hole cutout.
The phone will be backed by a 5000mAh battery, which will support fast charging with the 120W FlashCharge technology. This will allow the phone to charge from 0% to 100% in just 15 minutes. The phone will also support wireless charging with the 50W wireless FlashCharge technology, which will charge the phone from 0% to 100% in 30 minutes. Additionally, the phone will have reverse wireless charging with the 10W reverse FlashCharge technology, which will enable the phone to charge other devices wirelessly.
The iQOO 12 will have a stereo speaker system with HiFi audio quality, which will deliver immersive sound for music and videos. The phone will also have a USB Type-C audio port, which will support digital audio output. The phone will have an in-display fingerprint scanner, which will provide secure and convenient unlocking. The phone will have a sleek and sturdy design, measuring 163.22 × 75.88 × 8.10mm and weighing 203.7 grams. The phone will come in two color options: the Legend Edition in White and the Track Edition in Black.
The iQOO 12 is set to be a flagship killer, offering a top-notch processor, a stunning display, a powerful battery, and a versatile camera system. The phone will also have a competitive price, which will make it an attractive option for premium smartphone buyers. The phone will launch in India on December 12 and will be available for pre-booking on Amazon and the iQOO Store. The phone will also come with free Vivo TWS earbuds for those who pre-book. The iQOO 12 will be a phone to watch out for in the coming days.