OnePlus has confirmed that its flagship OnePlus 12 smartphone will be introduced in China on December 5th. The company has also revealed the design of the phone and it will be officially available in three colors – black, white, and green with patterns on the green color. There is ‘H’ branding for Hasselblad, and the flash is located outside the camera ring.
The Alert Slider, which is used to silence notifications and put the phone on vibrate, has been relocated from the right-hand side of the phone to the left-hand side. OnePlus says that this is because it is the best position for gaming antennas.
The company has also used new technology to minimize the space occupied by the Alert Slider, so that it does not affect antenna performance. The repositioning of the Alert Slider is expected to improve gaming antenna signal by 3dB and reduce game latency by 15%.
OnePlus recently confirmed Sony LYT-808 sensor for the phone, and also confirmed that the phone will feature a 1/2-inch 64MP OV64B periscope telephoto lens with an equivalent focal length of 70mm, support for 3x optical zoom.
The company has also confirmed 2K “X1 (Oriental) Screen” from BOE with up to 2600 nits brightness, and OPPO’s first-generation self-developed image quality engine Display P1 chip.
The device will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Earlier rumours revealed up to 24GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 5400mAh battery with 100W wired fast charging as well as 50W wireless fast charging.
OnePlus is expected to introduce the OnePlus 12R, OnePlus Watch 2 and more alongside. The company has also started teasing the OnePlus 12 globally, and is expected to launch outside China in January 2024. We will continue to follow the OnePlus 12 and provide more information as it becomes available.