OnePlus 12 Fixes Its Predecessor’s Biggest Shortcoming

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As OnePlus continues to release flagship and excites users, it also tends to miss a few key things. One of the things sorely missing for a while now is wireless charging in the company’s phones. However, OnePlus is finally addressing it in its upcoming OnePlus 12. Today, Li Jie, President of OnePlus China, has shared several details about the phone, which includes the return of wireless charging!

Wireless charging was added to the OnePlus 8 Pro and carried until the OnePlus 10 Pro with fast wireless charging of up to 50W with Warp Charge. However, OnePlus sadly removed wireless charging from its OnePlus 11 flagship. This sudden removal of a widely available smartphone feature felt quite weird.

OnePlus 10 Pro had wireless charging, but the OnePlus 11 didn’t. Now, the OnePlus 12 is introducing it back. | Image Courtesy: OnePlus

While some call wireless charging ‘unnecessary‘ and even a ‘waste of money,’ I believe otherwise. You see, the point of wireless charging is not to provide the highest speeds. However, having both is quite a welcome feature, and that is exactly what OnePlus did when they introduced it to their smartphones.

With wireless charging, you get to conveniently put your phone for charging without experiencing any friction. Yes, it takes ten seconds to plug in a cable simply. But if you’re busy, simply picking up the phone from its wireless charging pad when you need to use it and then keeping it back to charge instead of fiddling around with cables is a much easier process!

With the increasing cost of OnePlus smartphones, it was integral for OnePlus 12 to have wireless charging. This has been confirmed on Weibo now. The president of OnePlus China directly stated that the OnePlus 12 will include the ever-awaited wireless charging feature. We should hear more soon about the speeds it will support. As for expectations, the OnePlus 10 Pro supports 50W, so the OnePlus 12 could support the same speed or even support higher wattage (hopefully).

OnePlus 12 Camera Specs Confirmed: Details

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Besides bringing back wireless charging, the company also shed light on the upcoming phone’s camera setup. OnePlus 12 will use the LYT-808 flagship sensor. It has been optimized & developed in a collaborative effort between both OnePlus & Sony. The same camera is present on the OnePlus Open. This primary camera sensor is 1/1.43-inches, translating to a ~0.7-inch camera sensor.

Talking about other cameras, the OnePlus 12 is expected to also include a ‘periscope telephoto‘ camera sensor. The OnePlus China President also said that this periscope structural design can achieve “both needs” of “telephoto range” and “high-quality sensors.” While that’s a loose translation from Chinese, it does seem that the OnePlus 12 will feature a highly dynamic camera setup.

Lastly, an ultrawide camera with IMX 851 sensor has also been mentioned. It has been described with features such as a “13-channel multi-spectral sensor”, supposedly exclusive to flagship phones. By the way, OnePlus and Hasselblad are collaborating once again to give us a highly optimized camera system on the upcoming flagship smartphone. You can check out the Weibo post talking about the camera.

The OnePlus 12 will be released on December 4, 2023, in China, according to the posts made by the company. It definitely looks attractive, and hopefully, the hype for this new phone will be worth it.

What are your expectations from the OnePlus 12? Are you thinking of upgrading to this latest flagship from OnePlus just for the charging? Let us know in the comments below.

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