OnePlus 12 has a bigger vapor chamber, teardown video reveals

The OnePlus 12 was unveiled in China on December 5. The handset succeeds the OnePlus 11, which was launched in India in February this year. The latest OnePlus handset is confirmed to launch globally including India in early 2024. The OnePlus 12 comes with Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and packs a 5,400mAh battery with 100W wired SuperVOOC and 50W wireless charging support. A teardown video of the phone has surfaced online and it reveals all the structural components of OnePlus’ latest flagship model.

In a video shared by WekiHome on YouTube, we first see the OnePlus 12’s SIM tray being removed, followed by the removal of the back glass, which opens after the heat melts the adhesive material. Then we get a three-piece plastic cover beneath which the motherboard is housed in a dual-stacked design with a special copper foil. This foil is expected to help in the heat dissipation process around the processor. As the teardown progresses, we see the large vapor chamber, which is placed just below the phone’s display.

Under the three-piece plastic cover, among other elements, we also see the wireless charging pad, NFC antenna with LED flash unit, and the ambient light sensor packed inside the OnePlus 12. The video also shows us the location of the three cameras. Sensors – 50-megapixel Sony LYT-808 primary sensor, 64-megapixel telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom, and 48-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide-angle lens. As the teardown progresses, we also see several rubber gaskets that protect the phone from water damage. Notably, the phone comes with IP65 rating for dust and splash resistance.

Currently available in Pale Green, Rock Black and White color options in China, the OnePlus 12 starts at CNY 4,299 (roughly Rs. 50,700) for its 12GB + 256GB option. The 16GB + 512GB and 16GB + 1TB variants are priced at CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs. 56,600) and CNY 5,299 (roughly Rs. 62,500) respectively, while the top-of-the-line 24GB + 1TB option is listed at CNY 5,799. (Approximately Rs 68,400).

The OnePlus 12 features a 6.82-inch quad-HD+ (1,440 x 3,168 pixels) LTPO OLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a peak brightness of 4,500 nits. It has a 32-megapixel front camera sensor and supports 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The handset weighs 220 grams and measures 164.3 mm x 75.8 mm x 9.15 mm.

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