As the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset has finally become official, it becomes vital for OEMs to announce their first smartphones with the chipset. Xiaomi recently confirmed that the Xiaomi 14 will launch on October 26 with the chipset and now we have iQOO to join the list as the company has revealed the launch of the upcoming iQOO 12. Have a look at the details.
iQOO 12 Coming Soon
iQOO has confirmed that it will launch the iQOO 12 series on November 7 in China at 7 pm local time (4:30 pm IST). The iQOO 12 series, which is likely to include the iQOO 12 and the 12 Pro will be gaming-centric. Both of them will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
It is also revealed that the iQOO 12 series will be headed to India soon, as confirmed by iQOO India’s CEO Nipun Marya. This will make it the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phone in India. Although, we still don’t have a launch date with us!
As for the details, nothing much is known about the upcoming iQOO flagship phones. From what we heard in the past, the phones are likely to include a Samsung E7 AMOLED display with support for a 144Hz refresh rate. The display could have a dedicated processor, which will enable functionalities like hardware-accelerated ray tracing. This will easily run high-graphics games like Genshin Impact, PUBG Mobile, and more.
The iQOO 12 series could support up to 24GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. There might be support for 50MP triple rear cameras, a 4,880mAh battery with 120W fast charging, and more. The iQOO 12 will most likely run Android 14 out of the box.
Additionally, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is also confirmed to power the Realme GT 5 Pro, the OnePlus 12, the Redmi K70 series, and even the upcoming Oppo flagship. Brands like Asus, Nubia, and Honor will also follow suit. The launch date for these phones remains unknown but we can expect details soon.