iQoo 12 5G to launch in India with Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14

The iQoo 12 series was unveiled globally on November 7. The lineup includes iQoo 12 and iQoo 12 Pro. The base model has long been scheduled to launch in the Indian market on December 12th. However, there is no word yet on the India launch of the high-end Pro variant. The vanilla iQoo 12 model will include Qualcomm’s latest chipset and feature a 50-megapixel triple rear camera unit. It is said to be the successor to the iQoo 11 5G, which was introduced in China in December 2022 and in India later in January this year. The company has now revealed the OS and availability details of the handset.

The company announced that the iQoo 12 5G will launch in India with Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14, making it the first non-Pixel smartphone to launch in the country with Android 14 out-of-the-box. There are other models like the Galaxy S23 models that have received the Android 14-based update since Google released the OS version in October earlier this year.

A press release from iQoo also confirmed that the iQoo 12 5G will be available for purchase in the country only through Amazon and the official iQoo e-store. of phone microsite Both are live on Amazon and the website.

In China, the 12GB + 256GB and 16GB + 512GB variants of the iQoo 12 are priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 45,000) and CNY 4,299 (roughly Rs. 50,000), respectively. The top-of-the-line 16GB RAM + 1TB option is listed at CNY 4,699 (roughly Rs. 53,000). The model is available in China in Burning Way, Legend Edition and Track Version (Translated) color options. The Track Edition comes with BMW motorsport-inspired finishes. Pricing details of the Indian version of the phone are still under wraps, but it is expected to share similar specifications as its Chinese counterpart.

iQoo 12 5G comes with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 1.5K (1,260×2,800 pixels) resolution, up to 144Hz refresh rate, and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display also offers HDR10+ support. It has been confirmed that the handset will be powered by an octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in India, just like the Chinese version, and it will be paired with Adreno 750 GPU.

In the camera department, the iQoo 12 5G sports 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. The phone is also equipped with a front camera with 16 megapixel sensor. The handset packs a 5,000mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security and measures 163.22 mm x 75.88 mm x 8.10 mm while weighs 203 grams.


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