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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

iQoo 12 First Impressions: Mature Design Meets Flagship Specs

iQoo 12 was launched by the corporate in India in the present day and is the corporate’s newest flagship cellphone to debut within the nation. The Chinese language smartphone maker beat Xiaomi, OnePlus, and different OEMs to launch the primary smartphone with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in India — it’s also paired with the corporate’s in-house Q1 coprocessor. This smartphone will compete with upcoming flagship telephones such because the OnePlus 12 and Xiaomi 14 which are each anticipated to launch in India within the coming weeks.

The corporate has launched its newest flagship handset in Alpha and Legend colourways. The previous is black with an AG Glass rear panel, whereas the Legend — that is the mannequin we obtained for evaluation — is white with a white colored porcelain enamel glass materials. Not like its predecessor — the iQoo 11 5G — this flagship handset doesn’t have the elongated BMW Motorsport-inspired racing stripes throughout the rear panel.

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iQoo 12 is on the market in Alpha and Legend (pictured) colourways


The iQoo 12 has flat metallic edges which are clean with a barely curved rear panel that’s straightforward to carry. It has a flat 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED show with very slim bezels on all 4 edges and iQoo says the show has a peak brightness of 1,400 nits (3,000 nits in excessive brightness mode) — you possibly can see the contents of the display clearly even in vivid daylight.

It is a cellphone with a big show, and it is difficult to succeed in for the highest of the display with one hand — I’ve pretty giant palms. There is a built-in characteristic that scales down the show output to the decrease nook which helps a bit of, however you will see that your self utilizing the cellphone with each palms frequently.

On the rear panel, iQoo has outfitted the handset with a triple rear digital camera setup that’s housed in a squircle-shaped digital camera island that the corporate says is impressed by a submarine porthole. The glass on the digital camera module protrudes barely, the metallic edge has small ridges. If you place the cellphone on a flat floor, it’s largely secure, though the digital camera island is aligned to at least one aspect.

This 12 months, the iQoo 12 comes with some notable upgrades over its predecessor, the iQoo 11 5G. The handset is provided with a 1/1.3-inch OmniVision OV50H sensor. It additionally has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera with a 120-degree field-of-view; together with a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 100x hybrid zoom.

The corporate has outfitted the iQoo 12 with the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip that’s paired with as much as 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and as much as 256GB of inbuilt storage. The cellphone is provided with a 5,000mAh battery and ships with a charger within the field.

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iQoo 12 is provided with a 50-megapixel triple rear digital camera setup


The handset comes with a clear TPU cowl within the field, which seems to supply ample safety with raised edges, together with the display and cameras. It additionally comes with a big charging brick and a USB Kind-C to Kind-C cable that may cost the cellphone at 120W. You need to toggle a setting to permit the cellphone to cost at 120W, and it will get a bit of heat while you’re performing a full cost.

Within the time that I’ve spent with the iQoo 12 to date, the cellphone feels straightforward to make use of whereas packing loads of high-end specs. The handset will face competitors from many flagship smartphone makers within the coming weeks and its comparatively cheaper price level is probably going to assist the corporate supply higher worth for the specs on supply. iQoo has touted the efficiency of the smartphone’s processor and its battery effectivity, and we’ll put these claims to the take a look at in our full evaluation which can be out on Devices 360 quickly.

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