OnePlus is gearing up to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 12R, on January 23, 2024. The company has been teasing the phone’s design and features on its Indian X account, calling it ‘Smooth Beyond Belief’. What makes the OnePlus 12R so smooth? Let’s find out.
LTPO 4.0: A Display that Adapts to Your Needs
One of the key features of the OnePlus 12R is its LTPO 4.0 display, which stands for Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide. This is a new technology that allows the display to dynamically adjust its refresh rate, depending on the content and usage scenario. This means that the OnePlus 12R can switch between 72Hz and 90Hz refresh rates, delivering a smooth and fluid experience while also saving battery life.
The OnePlus 12R’s display is a 6.78-inch unit with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and a pixel density of 516 ppi. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which is the latest and strongest glass from Corning. The display also supports HDR10+ and DCI-P3 color gamut, ensuring vivid and accurate colors.
5,500mAh Battery: The Biggest Ever in a OnePlus Phone
Another highlight of the OnePlus 12R is its massive 5,500mAh battery, which is the biggest ever in a OnePlus phone. It is around 2% bigger than the one in the OnePlus 12, which has a 5,400mAh battery. The OnePlus 12R also supports 100W fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes. The phone also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging, making it easy to top up the battery or share power with other devices.
The OnePlus 12R’s battery is expected to last for more than a day of heavy usage, thanks to the LTPO 4.0 display and the efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The phone also has an AI Optimized Charging feature, which learns your usage patterns and optimizes the charging speed and temperature to extend the battery life.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: A Beast of a Processor
The OnePlus 12R is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is the latest and most powerful processor from Qualcomm. It is based on a 5nm process and has an octa-core CPU with a 2.9GHz clock speed. It also has an Adreno 730 GPU, which can handle any game or graphics-intensive task with ease. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC, ensuring fast and reliable connectivity.
The OnePlus 12R comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which are the highest specifications in the market. The phone also has a liquid cooling system, which keeps the temperature and performance stable even under heavy load.
50MP IMX890 Main Camera: A Pro-Grade Shooter
The OnePlus 12R has a quad-camera setup on the back, which consists of a 50MP IMX890 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a depth sensor. The main camera uses a Sony IMX890 sensor, which is one of the best sensors in the industry. It has a 1/1.56-inch size, a f/1.8 aperture, and a 0.64-micron pixel size. It also supports optical image stabilization (OIS), phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and laser autofocus (LAF). The main camera can capture stunning photos and videos in any lighting condition, with high dynamic range, low noise, and accurate colors.
The OnePlus 12R can also record 8K videos at 30fps and 4K videos at 60fps with the main camera. It also supports HDR10+ video recording, super slow motion, time-lapse, and night mode. The ultrawide camera has a 120-degree field of view, which can capture more of the scene in a single shot. The macro camera can take close-up shots of small objects with fine details. The depth sensor helps in creating a natural bokeh effect for portrait shots.
The OnePlus 12R also has a 32MP selfie camera on the front, which has a f/2.0 aperture and a 0.8-micron pixel size. It can take sharp and clear selfies, as well as support face unlock and video calls. The selfie camera can also record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps.
OxygenOS 12: A Smooth and Customizable Software Experience
The OnePlus 12R runs on OxygenOS 12, which is based on Android 12. OxygenOS 12 is a smooth and customizable software experience, which offers a lot of features and options to personalize the phone. Some of the features of OxygenOS 12 are:
Always On Display (AOD)
This feature allows you to see the time, date, battery level, notifications, and more on the screen without waking up the phone. You can also customize the AOD with different themes, colors, and widgets.
This feature enables a dark theme for the entire system and apps, which reduces eye strain and saves battery life. You can also schedule the dark mode to turn on and off automatically based on the time or sunset/sunrise.
This feature helps you to focus and relax by blocking all notifications and distractions for a period of time. You can also join or create a Zen Mode room with your friends and family, and enjoy some quality time together.
This feature allows you to search for anything on your phone or online with a single tap. You can also access shortcuts and suggestions based on your usage and preferences.
This feature gives you a personalized space on the left of the home screen, where you can access your favorite apps, widgets, contacts, and more. You can also customize the OnePlus Shelf with different cards and layouts.
This feature organizes your photos and videos into smart albums and collections, based on the time, location, and event. You can also edit, share, and back up your media with ease.
This feature allows you to connect and control your OnePlus Buds or other Bluetooth earphones with your phone. You can also adjust the sound settings, battery level, and firmware updates of your earphones.
Price and Availability: Coming Soon on January
The OnePlus 12R is expected to be priced at around $799 for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The higher-end model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is expected to cost around $999. The phone will be available in three colors: Carbon Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Green.
The OnePlus 12R will be launched on January 23, 2024, along with the OnePlus 12, which is the regular flagship model. The 12 will have similar specifications as the OnePlus 12R, except for the LTPO 4.0 display and the 5,500mAh battery. The OnePlus 12 will have a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 4,500mAh battery. The OnePlus 12 will also be cheaper than the OnePlus 12R, with a starting price of around $699.
The 12 and 12R will be available for pre-order on the OnePlus website and other online and offline retailers. The phones will also come with some launch offers and discounts, which will be announced soon.