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OnePlus 12: A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Smartphone

What We Know So Far

NEWS  Smartphones  November 5, 2023  Reading time: 3 Minute(s)

mdo Max (RS editor)


The much-anticipated OnePlus 12 is set to make a grand entrance in the smartphone market, with its official announcement expected in the coming weeks. In an exciting development, OnePlus has revealed that the OnePlus 12 will feature the cutting-edge Sony Lytia image sensor, solidifying its commitment to offering top-tier camera technology. This partnership was officially announced through a post on the Weibo social network, putting an end to numerous speculations that have been circulating for some time.

Sony Lytia OnePlus Partnership

The Sony Lytia sensor is a brand introduced by Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) to signify their image sensors, and it has been a driving force in the industry since 2003. With their strong track record and reputation as a leading supplier to various manufacturers, Sony's image sensors have consistently raised the bar for smartphone photography.

Sony Lytia Diagram

The sensor to be used in the OnePlus 12 is expected to be distinct from the one found in the OnePlus Open. It's highly probable that OnePlus will employ a new sensor featuring two stacked layers – one for transistors and one for photodiodes, born from a collaboration between Sony and OnePlus. This innovative approach promises to enhance low-light photography capabilities by capturing more light than conventional sensors. There's even a possibility of a 50MP variant of the LYT-T808.

OnePlus 12 leaked image1

LTPO OLED Display and Battery

Previous speculations have suggested a powerful camera setup for the OnePlus 12, including a 50 MP Sony IMX966 as the primary sensor, accompanied by a 64MP OmniVision OV64B sensor with 3x optical zoom and a third 48MP sensor with ultra-wide-angle optics. These optics are being developed in partnership with Hasselblad, ensuring a commitment to top-notch photography experiences.

In terms of battery life, the OnePlus 12 is rumored to house a robust 5,400mAh battery, supporting both 100-watt wired fast charging and 50-watt wireless fast charging. The memory options are expected to be generous, with a base configuration of 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Expected Specifications

According to the rumors circulating so far, this is a list of the expected features for the OnePlus 12:

  • Display: 6.82-inch LTPO OLED with a resolution of 3,168 x 1,440 pixels, a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, PWM dimming at 2,160Hz, and a maximum brightness of 2,600 nits, powered by BOE's "Oriental Screen."
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  • Memory: Options up to 24GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, with a base configuration of 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
  • Cameras: Rear camera setup in collaboration with Hasselblad: 50 MP main wide-angle Sony Lytia; 48 MP ultra-wide-angle (FOV 114°) Sony IMX581, 1/2" sensor, 14mm equivalent, f/2.2; 64 MP periscope zoom (FOV 33°) OV64B, 1/2" sensor, 70mm equivalent, f/2.5, with optical image stabilization (OIS); 32 MP front camera
  • Operating System: OxygenOS 14 based on Android 14
  • Connectivity: 5G support

As the official announcement of the OnePlus 12 draws nearer, these details offer a tantalizing glimpse into the innovative features and cutting-edge technology that this smartphone promises to deliver. Smartphone enthusiasts can look forward to a device that aims to redefine mobile photography and provide a top-tier user experience. Nonetheless this new smartphone promise to be a top quality product for mobile photography enthusiasts; ok, sometimes rumors go wilder than wild, but the Sony/Hasselblad cameras makes my mouth water...

(Images by @ONLEAKS, @MYSMARTPRICE, Sony, OnePlus)

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