iQOO 12 is powered by both Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the in-house Q1 chip to further enhance the gaming performance.
The first smartphone iQOO 12 with 6.78″ 1.5K 144Hz LTPO AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 launched in India starting at Rs. 52,999. To launch in India with the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC is the iQOO 12. The iQOO 12, which comes in two color options—Legend (white with BMW M Sports branding) and Alpha (black)—offers 12/16 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of internal storage.
Starting on December 13 for priority pass holders and December 14 for everyone else, the base model, which has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, costs Rs 52,999. The higher-end option, which has 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, costs Rs 57,999. Users using debit and credit cards from HDFC and ICICI Bank are eligible for an instant reduction of Rs 3,000, bringing the effective price down to Rs 49,999. Users of Vivo and iQOO smartphones can exchange their previous device for an additional reward of Rs 5,000. As a result, the iQOO 12 is now less expensive than the iQOO 11 at launch.
The 6.78-inch 144Hz refresh rate, 1.5K resolution flat panel AMOLED screen on the iQOO 12 is equipped with LTPO technology, which can reduce the refresh rate to just 1Hz in order to conserve battery life. The smartphone is officially rated IP64 for water and dust protection, and the touchscreen features innovative Wet Touch technology that allows the display to function even in wet conditions.
The smartphone features a glass back and an aluminum frame, but the manufacturer hasn’t said what kind of protection it offers. Additionally, the device does not support wireless charging, and the USB-C port’s data transfer rates are restricted to USB 2.0 standards. The phone also features an in-house Q1 chip, which is supposed to enhance gaming performance by using 144Hz frame interpolation and 900p quality while rendering games.
A 50 MP primary shooter with an f/1.3 aperture, a 50 MP ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.67 aperture, and a 64 MP 3x periscope telephoto lens with an f/2.57 aperture make up the triple camera configuration at the back. The smartphone boasts a 16 MP selfie camera that can take videos at up to 30 frames per second in 1080p.
The 5,000 mAh battery inside the smartphone can be charged up to 120W quickly, and a fast charger is included in the package. Out-of-the-box, the phone comes with Android 14 with a FunTouchOS 14 skin on top, devoid of Hot applications and games. The manufacturer has guaranteed that four years of security updates and three significant Android OS upgrades would be provided for the iQOO 12.