iQoo 12 5G confirmed to get three years of OS updates in India; To come with less bloatware

iQoo 12 5G is confirmed to launch in India on December 13. The iQoo 12 series was unveiled globally on November 7 and includes a vanilla variant and the iQoo 12 Pro. The company has previously confirmed the phone’s processor, OS and availability in the country. The Indian variant of iQoo 12 is confirmed to have Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and run Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14. It will launch as the successor to iQoo 11 5G. Now, iQoo India CEO has revealed some more software details of the upcoming handset.

iQoo India CEO Nipun Marya confirmed in a Post On the X, that the upcoming Indian version of the iQoo 12 5G will offer three years of software updates and four years of security patches. The image shared in the post states that the phone will come with less bloatware. For example, it may not contain hot apps or hot games. The iQoo 12 was already confirmed to come with Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 out-of-the-box. Once launched, the phone will be available for purchase only through Amazon and the official iQoo e-store.

Earlier, the company had revealed that the Indian variant of the iQoo 12 will come with the same octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC as its Chinese counterpart. The global variant of the phone also features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1.5K (1,260×2,800 pixels), a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, and an aspect ratio of 20:9.

As for optics, the base iQoo 12 model is equipped with a 50-megapixel 1/1.3-inch primary sensor, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto shooter with 100X digital zoom, and a 50-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens. Back. The front camera of the phone has a 16 megapixel sensor. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

The iQoo 12 is available in China in three color options – Burning Way, Legend Edition, and Track Version (Translated). The model starts at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 45,000) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. Information about the price or storage variant of the Indian variant of the phone has not been received yet.


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