iQOO 12 to launch with Android 14: first non-Pixel phone in India with the latest Android version

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • iQOO 12 will run Funtouch OS 14 based on Android 14.
  • It will be the first non-Pixel phone in India to offer the latest Android update.
  • the 12 is launching in India on December 12th
  •  has been teasing its upcoming smartphone, the , that is scheduled to launch in India on December 12th. There’s already a dedicated micrositefor the on Amazon, where we can catch up on the phone’s latest updates. The Vivo sub-brand has now revealed that the will launch with Android 14 out-of-the-box.

·        iQOO 12 Android 14 confirmed

  • iQOO announced on X that the  12 will run FuntouchOS 14 based on the latest Android 14 out-of-the-box. This would make  12 the first non-Pixel smartphone to launch with Android 14. This is expected to give the an edge over other Android smartphones in the market.

The brand has so far confirmed key details about the  launching in India.

  • The iQOO 12 will come in two colour options of white and black with the BMW branding.
  • It will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, another first in the country.
  • The smartphone will also be equipped with a dedicated Q1 chip for enhanced gaming performance.
  • Its camera details will be revealed next by the brand.

iQOO 12 price

It’s worth noting that the  debuted in China earlier this month so we’re expecting the same specs and features for the Indian variant as well. In China, the starts at RMB 3,999 (Rs 45,800 approx) for the base model with 12GB RAM 256GB storage. As for its specifications, here’s a look at what the  offers.

iQOO 12 specifications

  • Display: features a 6.78-inch 1.5K LTPO OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM Dimming, and 3000 nits peak brightness.
  • Processor:The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC paired with Adreno GPU, and a dedicated Q1 chip as well.
  • RAM and storage: It comes with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage.
  • Cameras:iQOO 12 features a 50MP 1/1.3-inch primary camera with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 64MP periscope telephoto camera with 3x zoom and 100x digital zoom. For selfies, there’s a 16MP front camera on the iQOO 12.
  • Software:It runs on Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0 custom skin on top.
  • Battery, charging:iQOO 12 packs a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.

Key Specs

iQOO 12 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 | 12 GBProcessor
6.78 inches (17.22 cm)Display
50 MP + 50 MP + 64 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAhBattery
  • iQOO 12 has already been confirmed to be India’s first phone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
  • The phone will also feature Vivo’s self-developed SuperComputing Q1 chip.
  • iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro debuted in China earlier this month.

iQOO 12 is confirmed to launch in India on December 12th and the Amazon availability has been confirmed already as there’s a dedicated microsite. While we wait for the announcement, the iQOO India division has been teasing details about the phone. The latest teaser reiterates that the iQOO 12 will be India’s first phone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

iQOO 12 teasers confirm key specifications

  • The iQOO 12 India launch date is December 12th.
  • The teaser image confirms the phone will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset paired with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
  • In addition to the Qualcomm chip, the flagship will also feature Vivo’s self-developed SuperComputing Q1 chip.
  • The chip is claimed to optimise the performance during gaming and ensure smoother gameplay at 144Hz.
  • That’s pretty much it for now but more details like the battery size, fast charging and camera setup details will be confirmed closer to the launch date.

iQOO 12 specifications

  • Processor: Theflagship is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC paired with Adreno GPU. We also get a dedicated Q1 chip that will enhance the gaming experience and improve frame rates, as per the brand.
  •  Cameras: The  has a 50MP 1/1.3-inch main camera with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 64MP periscope telephoto camera with 3x zoom and 100x digital zoom. We get a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.
  • Display: The  flaunts a 6.78-inch 1.5K LTPO OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM Dimming, punch-hole cutout for the selfie shooter, and 3000 nits peak brightness.
  • OS: The  runs on Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0 custom skin on top.
  •  Battery: We get a large 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.
  • RAM/Storage: The chipset will be paired with up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB storage. We need to see which variants will make their way to India.
  • Others: There is an in-screen fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio, and aptX HD.

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