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iQOO launches India’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC-powered smartphone | Technology News

iQOO 12 is the first smartphone with the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC to launch in India. Available in two variants the iQOO 12 offers 12/16 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of internal storage and comes in Legend (white with BMW M Sports branding) and Alpha (black) colour options.

The base model with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage costs Rs 52,999 and the higher-end variant with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB is priced at Rs 57,999 starting December 13 for priority pass owners and from December 14 for the rest. HDFC and ICICI Bank debit and credit card users can get an instant Rs 3,000 discount, which brings down the effective price to Rs 49,999. iQOO and Vivo smartphone users can get an additional Rs 5,000 benefit on exchanging their old device. This makes iQOO 12 cheaper than the launch price of the iQOO 11.

The iQOO 12 features a 6.78-inch 144Hz refresh rate 1.5K resolution flat panel AMOLED screen with LTPO technology, which can lower the refresh rate to just 1Hz to save battery. The display also has a new Wet Touch technology, which makes the display work even when it is wet and the smartphone is also officially IP64 rated for water and dust resistance.

The smartphone has an aluminium frame and glass back, however, the company has not specified the type of protection present on the device. The device also does not offer wireless charging and the data transfer speeds on the USB-C port are limited to USB 2.0 standard. The phone also has an in-house Q1 chip, which is said to improve gaming performance by rendering the game in 900p resolution and 144Hz frame interpolation technology.

The triple camera setup at the back consists of a 50 MP primary shooter with an f/1.3 aperture, a 50 MP ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.67 aperture, and then a 64 MP 3x periscope telephoto lens with an f/2.57 aperture. The device has a 16 MP selfie camera with support for up to 1080p 30fps video recording capability.

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The smartphone is fueled by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for up to 120W fast charging, and the fast charger is included in the box. The phone ships with Android 14 out-of-the-box with FunTouchOS 14 skin on top sans Hot apps and games. The company has promised that the iQOO 12 will receive three major Android OS upgrades and four years of security updates.

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First published on: 12-12-2023 at 6:00 PM IST

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