iQOO 12 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, LTPO display launched in India

iQOO 12 price in Nepal
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iQOO recently announced the successors of last year’s iQOO 11 (review) 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. After China, the phone has made its way to the Indian market as well. In this article, let’s talk about the features, specifications, and expected price in Nepal of the iQOO 12.

iQOO 12 Overview:

Processor and Performance 

Processor

The iQOO 12 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. 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. While keeping things nice and cool is a 6K four-zone vapor chamber cooling system that’s supposedly 40% larger than the one on the iQOO 11.

Display and Design 

Up front, the iQOO 12 features a 6.78-inch 144Hz LTPO OLED display. This 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 of local (HDR) peak brightness and 1400 nits of global peak brightness.

In addition to its impressive visual qualities, the iQOO 12 comes in multiple 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.

Camera 

iQOO 12’s rear camera arrangement consists of three sensors: a 50MP OmniVision OV50H main camera(1/1.3″), a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 (1/2.76”) ultrawide, and a 64MP OmniVision OV64B (1/2″) 3x zoom camera. Similarly, it houses a single 16MP selfie camera inside the hole-punch cutout.

iQOO 12 Camera

Battery and Extras 

Under the hood, the iQOO 12 is fueled by a 5000 mAh battery which supports 120W wired charging. And while the iQOO 12 Pro also supports 50W wireless charging, that’s missing here. As for wireless connectivity options, it has Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and WiFi 7.

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 Funtouch OS 14
  • Rear Cameras: Triple (with LED flash)
    – 50MP f/1.68 OmniVision OV50H primary
    – 50MP f/2.0 Samsung ISOCELL JN1 ultrawide
    – 64MP f/2.57 OmniVision OV64B 3x zoom lens
  • Front Camera: 16MP (hole-punch cutout)
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 120W wired charging
  • Audio: Stereo speakers
  • Colors: Black, BMW Motorsport White, Red (China-exclusive)
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iQOO 12 Price in Nepal and Availability 

In India, iQOO 12 is available in two memory configurations. The 12/256GB variant goes for INR 52,999 while the 16/512GB model costs INR 57,999, excluding the INR 3,000 bank discount. We expect the iQOO 12 price in Nepal to start at NPR 99,999 if and when it launches here.

iQOO 12 Price in India Price in Nepal (Expected)
12/256GB INR 52,999 NPR 99,999
16/512GB INR 57,999 NPR 109,999
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