OnePlus 12: Unboxing and Review

By ANAS KHAN 12 Min Read

OnePlus 12 review: The OnePlus 12 is finally here; it will be launched on December 5 in China, though it will likely launch a little later elsewhere. We’ve even seen official photos of the phone that appear to have a little different design from the OnePlus 11, which you can view below.

The list of features we hope to see on the OnePlus 12 to improve upon the OnePlus 11 can be found lower below.

Oneplus 12: Release Date And Price

On December 5, the OnePlus 12 is expected to be revealed. The launch is scheduled to take place in China on December 5 at 1:30 am ET / 6:30 am GMT / 5:30 pm AEDT, or December 4 at 10:30 pm PT. That initial release, though, will most likely only be available in China.

Because OnePlus typically releases its new flagships in the first few months of the year, the OnePlus 12 is probably going to be available worldwide early in 2024.

The OnePlus 11 was only available in China when it debuted in January 2023; the rest of the world saw it in February. The OnePlus 9 series debuted in March 2021, while the OnePlus 10 Pro arrived in January 2022.

An early leak on the OnePlus 12’s release schedule suggested a February release date worldwide, which would come after the now-verified December launch in China.

However, leaker Max Jambor has stated that the OnePlus 12 will launch globally in January, and more recently, he has stated that the device will launch globally on January 23. As a result, it may possibly arrive earlier. The December launch for China is now verified.

Although there isn’t much information available yet, it should cost about the same as the OnePlus 11, which starts at $699 / £729 / AU$1,199. However, according to one source, the OnePlus 12 will likely cost more, so you might have to spend more.

Oneplus 12: What We Want To See

Oneplus 12 Review: Even though the OnePlus 11 is an excellent phone, there are a few issues with it, thus these fixes might greatly improve the future version.

Better water resistance

The majority of high-end phones available today have an IP68 classification, which allows them to withstand almost any wet situation as long as it doesn’t stay more than 30 minutes or so. However, the OnePlus 11’s IP64 rating only allows it to withstand moderate splash damage.

For a phone this cheap, that’s a major letdown, especially considering that some earlier models did offer an IP68 rating. We therefore want that rating to come back for the OnePlus 12.

Wireless charging

Similar to water resistance, wireless charging is a feature that most flagship phones have, but the OnePlus 11 lacks it.

While not everyone will miss wireless charging—it’s a popular feature that we would expect to see—the phone does at least charge quickly. Thus, maybe the OnePlus 12 will come with it.

A less slippery finish

The OnePlus 11 is a reasonably appealing phone, but during our evaluation, we discovered that it’s also rather a slippery gadget—you could drop it or even have it slide off your desk.

This, together with the OnePlus 11’s lack of considerable water resistance, makes the device seem incredibly insecure. Hopefully, the company will solve this for the OnePlus 12.

Oneplus 12 Specs And Features

The OnePlus 12 boasts a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU, up to 1TB of storage, and up to 24GB of RAM, as confirmed by the company.

That’s consistent with earlier leaks, although keep in mind that this premium model might only be available in China.

It should come as no surprise, though, that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset—the best now available for Android phones—will be found in a lot of high-end smartphones by 2024.

Oneplus 12 Name

Although there haven’t been many OnePlus 12 leaks yet, we can state with certainty that there won’t be a OnePlus 12 Pro. So far, OnePlus has just offered that as a hint.

“We are streamlining the flagship portfolio in North America (and globally) by removing our Pro lineup starting with our 2023 lineup,” OnePlus stated in early 2023. We think that a device that is already “pro” doesn’t need a “Pro” name.

Although the OnePlus 12 was not mentioned by name, it appears that this is the future plan; that is, there will most likely only be one model, which will be called the OnePlus 12, and it will probably have specifications that are more in line with what you could anticipate from a Pro model.

Oneplus 12 Design And Display

The design of these pictures resembles that of the OnePlus 11, but the alert slider is now on the opposite side and the camera block matches the color of the rest of the phone, which is available in green, black, or white.

Its curved screen and front-facing punch-hole camera are also visible.

Speaking about the screen, OnePlus has disclosed that it boasts a maximum brightness of 4,500 nits, making it the world’s brightest smartphone screen. Don’t expect to continuously see 4,500 nits, though, as these brightness claims may only apply to a small portion of the screen for brief periods.

Other potential screen specifications have been made public via a leak, which claims the OnePlus 12 sports a 6.82-inch, 1440 x 3168 display with 510 pixels per inch and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Some of the leaked hands-on photos of the phone that you can see below were also released by the same source.

A thorough leak of the OnePlus 12 specifications has also surfaced, suggesting that the device may have a 6.7-inch QHD OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, among other things. Another significant OnePlus 12 specs leak has confirmed this allegation as well, albeit noticeably it contradicts the more recent 6.82-inch figure mentioned above.

At 6.7 inches, it would be the same size as the OnePlus 11, however, according to a source, the OnePlus 12’s IP rating would be raised in comparison to the OnePlus 11, indicating that it would be somewhat water resistant. A quality build was also recognized as a crucial improvement.

In addition, OnePlus has introduced a phone whose screen works properly even when it or your fingers are damp, preventing water from getting in the way of taps and swipes. Though it’s uncertain, this technology may be included in the OnePlus 12.

A phone called the OnePlus 11 Concept, which features PC-grade cooling and a partially transparent back to display its cooling pipes, has also been unveiled by OnePlus.

Although a commercial release of this phone is unlikely, it’s feasible that a subsequent phone, like the OnePlus 12, will include similar features. If nothing else, OnePlus is demonstrating that gaming and high-performance phones will always be major priorities.

Oneplus 12 Cameras And Battery

The triple-lens camera on the OnePlus 12 has a telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom, as confirmed by OnePlus.

Following that, the firm came back with more information, stating that the OnePlus 12 sports three cameras: a 48MP primary, a 48MP ultra-wide, and a 64MP telephoto. These specifications match those of the OnePlus Open, and it is known to employ the same primary sensor (a Sony LYT-808).

This indicates that the OnePlus 11’s primary and telephoto cameras are different from this one (and maybe the ultra-wide camera as well, although it’s too soon to tell because of the identical megapixel count).

The OnePlus 12 is rumored to include a 32MP front-facing camera, but we’ve also heard that it will just have a 16MP selfie camera so that information is currently unknown. The specs for the selfie camera haven’t been confirmed.

A source also mentioned the OnePlus 12’s battery, claiming that it will have a whopping 5,400mAh capacity, larger than the batteries found in most other phones and all previous OnePlus phones combined.

They also claimed 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging, both of which are absent from the OnePlus 11. These details have since been confirmed by a significant OnePlus 12 specs leak, which also includes a mention of reverse wireless charging, which is another feature the OnePlus 11 lacks. There has also been a third mention of the OnePlus 12’s 50W wireless charging.


The OnePlus 12 is scheduled to go on sale worldwide in January, potentially following its December debut in China. It is anticipated to be priced similarly to the OnePlus 11, which has a starting price of $699, £729, or AU$1,199. In comparison to the OnePlus 11, the OnePlus 12 is probably going to have better wireless charging, water resistance, and a less slippery finish.

With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset being the best available for Android phones by 2024, the OnePlus 12 sports a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPU, up to 1TB of storage, and up to 24GB of RAM. The OnePlus 12’s display and appearance are similar to the OnePlus 11, however the camera block is the same colour as the rest of the phone, and the alert slider is now on the other side.


What are the disadvantages of OnePlus?

OnePlus smartphones have certain shortcomings despite their great features and affordable price. Before making a purchase, buyers should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of everything from slow software upgrades to restricted availability and poor camera performance.

Are OnePlus phones good quality?

The best specifications and a luxurious design are hallmarks of OnePlus phones. OnePlus phones are also renowned for their quick charging times and lengthy battery lives.

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