iQOO recently announced the successors of last year’s iQOO 11 series in China. The iQOO 12 and 12 Pro are the one of the first phones on the market to feature the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. And now a recent leaked listing reveals the price of the former in India. In this article, let’s talk about the features, specifications, and expected price in Nepal of the iQOO 12.
iQOO 12 Price Leak and Pre-Booking
iQOO 12 Indian Prices accidentally revealed Amazon!
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A tipster on X (@Sudhanshu1414) spotted a premature Amazon listing that reveals the Indian pricing of the upcoming smartphone. The base variant with 12GB of RAM and 256 GB storage starts at INR 52,999 while the 16/512 GB variant has a price tag of INR 57,999. One thing to note is that both phones seem to have discounted prices so the official MRPs will likely be higher at INR 59,999 and INR 64,999 respectively. You can now pre-book the phone on Amazon or iQOO’s website for INR 999 which includes a pair of Vivo TWS buds as well (worth INR 2,999).
iQOO 12 Overview
Processor and Performance
The iQOO 12 is powered by the latest Snapdragon chipset. It houses the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This Qualcomm chip includes one prime Cortex-X4 CPU core at up to 3.3 GHz, paired with five performance and two efficiency cores. Therefore, It’s safe to say, that iQOO has placed a strong emphasis on raw power here.
Not only that, the iQOO 12 also sports a dedicated Q1 e-sports chip to boost gaming performance and run popular mobile games at 144Hz with features like low latency frame insertion, superframe, and super-resolution. Complementing the processors, you’ll also get plenty of memory- up to 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage to be exact.
Display and Design
The iQOO 12 features a 6.78-inch 144Hz LTPO OLED display. The 1.5K (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen has a pixel density of 433 ppi and supports 2160Hz PWM Dimming. One notable feature is its high brightness, with a rating of 3000 nits (peak), making it easy to use the phone even in bright outdoor settings. The display’s high refresh rate ensures a smooth and fluid experience, especially for tasks like scrolling and gaming.
In addition to its impressive visual qualities, the iQOO 12 comes in stylish color options including Black, Red, and White. The Red variant sports a vegan leather back while the white and black models have glass backs.
iQOO 12’s primary camera arrangement consists of three cameras: a 50 MP OmniVision OV50H main camera (1/1.3″), a 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 (1/2.76”) ultrawide, and a 64MP OmniVision OV64B (1/2″) 3x zoom camera. This triple-camera setup offers users a variety of shooting possibilities and (hopefully) high-quality photographs. Similarly, it houses a single 16 MP selfie cam in the hole-punch.
Battery and Extras
Under the hood, the iQOO 12 is fueled by a 5000 mAh battery. This supports 120W wired charging as well as 50W wireless charging. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and Wi-Fi 7.
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iQOO 12 Specifications:
- Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate, 3000 nits (peak)
- Resolution: 1.5K (2560 x 1440 pixels)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4nm), Q1
- Memory: Up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB UFS 4.0 storage
- OS: Android 14-based OriginOS 4.0
- Rear Cameras: Triple (with LED flash)
– 50 MP OmniVision OV50H primary
– 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 ultrawide
– 64MP OmniVision OV64B 3x zoom lens
- Front Camera: 16MP (hole-punch cutout)
- Battery: 5000mAh, 120W wired charging
- Audio: Stereo speakers
- Colors: Red, Black, BMW Motorsport White
- Check out all the available iQOO smartphones in Nepal alongside their full specifications
iQOO 12 Price in Nepal and Availability
As the leak is an Amazon listing, the aforementioned pricing is likely legit. Regardless, if you’re skeptical, the official launch is not too far away (December 12). If it makes it here, we expect the iQOO 12 price in Nepal to be around NPR 99,999.
Price in China (Official)
Price in India (Leaked)
Price in Nepal (Expected)
INR 59,999 INR 52,999 NPR 99,999
INR 64,999 INR 59,999 NPR 104,999
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