The iQoo 12 was launched by the corporate in India right this moment 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 flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in India – it is also paired with the corporate’s in-house Q1 coprocessor. This smartphone will compete with upcoming flagship telephones reminiscent of OnePlus 12 and Xiaomi 14, each of that are anticipated to launch in India within the coming weeks.
The corporate has launched its newest flagship handset within the Alpha and Legend colours. The previous is black with an AG Glass again panel, whereas the Legend – that is the mannequin we acquired for evaluation – is white with a white porcelain enamel glass materials. Not like its predecessor – the iQoo 11 5G – this flagship handset doesn’t characteristic the elongated BMW Motorsport-inspired racing stripes throughout the rear panel.
iQoo 12 has flat metallic edges which might be clean with a barely curved again panel that’s simple to carry. It has a flat 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED show with very slim 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 display clearly, even in robust daylight.
This can be a telephone with a big show and it’s difficult to achieve the highest of the display with one hand – I’ve fairly massive palms. There is a built-in characteristic that scales down the display output to the underside nook, which helps a bit, however you will end up utilizing the telephone with each palms usually.
On the rear panel, iQoo has outfitted the handset with a triple rear digicam setup housed in a swirl-shaped digicam island that the corporate says is impressed by a submarine’s porthole. The glass on the digicam module protrudes barely, the metallic edge has small edges. Once you place 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 handset is supplied with a 1/1.3-inch OmniVision OV50H sensor. It additionally has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam with a 120-degree area of view; together with a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto digicam with 3x optical zoom, 100x hybrid zoom.
The corporate has outfitted the iQoo 12 with the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip that’s paired with as much as 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and as much as 256GB of inbuilt storage. The telephone is supplied with a 5,000mAh battery and comes with a charger within the field.
The handset comes with a clear TPU cowl within the field which appears to supply sufficient safety with raised edges together with the display and cameras. It additionally comes with a big charging pad and a USB Kind-C to Kind-C cable that may cost the telephone at 120W. You must toggle between a setting to let the telephone cost at 120W and it will get a little bit heat if you do a full cost.
Within the time I’ve spent with the iQoo 12 to date, the telephone feels simple to make use of whereas packing loads of high-end specs. The handset will face competitors from many flagship smartphone makers within the coming weeks and its comparatively lower cost is probably going to assist the corporate supply higher worth for the specs on supply. iQoo has touted the efficiency of the smartphone’s processor and its battery effectivity, and we’ll put these claims to the take a look at in our full evaluation, which can be out quickly on Devices 360.