OnePlus 12: eSIM, aptX Adaptive, Bluetooth codecs, IR blaster – A Super Guide

OnePlus 12 is arriving with Android 14, a 6.82″, 120Hz, QHD OLED, 120Hz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650), up to 24GB RAM, a periscope telephoto camera, and 100W wired charging.

On this page, we cover everything you need to know about this cell phone, including its specifications, price, release date, and more.

In brief

  • OS: Android 14
  • Global Launch/Release Date: Expected January 2024
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.82-inch, 1,440 x 3,168 pixels resolution, 2K ProXDR
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  • Rear camera: 50 MP triple lens
  • RAM: 24 GB
  • ROM: 1 TB
  • Battery: 5400 mAh
OnePlus 12

Your Questions Answered

In this section, we answer some of the most common questions users are asking about OnePlus 12.

Having answered these key questions, you might want to have a look at the detailed specifications and price of the phone in the section below.

Is it waterproof?

It is. OnePlus 12 is rated IP67, meaning that it has some dust resistance, and can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Can it use eSIM?

The OnePlus 12 has a variant that is equipped with support for eSIM, so you will be able to use an eSIM with that variant. Ask your vendor or retailer.

Is it dual SIM?

The OnePlus 12 has both single SIM and dual SIM versions..

Does it have wireless charging?

Yes, it has wireless charging.

Does OnePlus 12 have glass back?

Yes, it does.

Does OnePlus 12 have a fingerprint sensor?

It has an optical fingerprint sensor located under the display.

Does it have Gorilla Glass?

OnePlus 12 has a 6.82-inch LTPO OLED display with a 1,440 x 3,168 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and it is protected by a sheet of Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Does OnePlus 12 support fast charging?

It is equipped with a 5400mAh battery and 100W fast charging.

Does the phone have a headphone jack?

It does not have a headphone jack. As such, you can only use a Bluetooth wireless earphone or a USB-C earphone.

Will OnePlus 12 get Android 15?

OnePlus says that the phone, which launched with Android 14, will get updated to Android 15.

Is OnePlus 12 unlocked?

In the United States, it is available in both unlocked and locked forms, depending on what carrier or retailer you buy it from. Ask your carrier for details.

Does OnePlus 12 have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will it work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make inquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

Does OnePlus have stores in the US?

OnePlus does not have walk-in stores in the United States. It sells its phones online via its official website, via carriers, and via independent retailers.

What is OnePlus 12 software support policy?

The official OnePlus 12 software support policy is that the phone will receive four years of Android updates and five years of security updates. This is longer than the previous policy of three years of Android updates and four years of security patches for flagship models. However, this policy only applies to the OnePlus 12 and other new products that are at a flagship level. The OnePlus 12R, which is a mid-range device, will receive three years of Android updates and four years of security updates. OnePlus claims that offering longer software update policies completely misses the point and that users should focus on the quality and performance of the updates instead.

Does OnePlus 12 support any aptX Bluetooth codecs?

The OnePlus 12 supports the following aptX Bluetooth codecs:
aptX: A standard codec that offers CD-like quality and low latency.
aptX HD: A high-resolution codec that offers better than CD quality and low latency.
aptX Adaptive: A dynamic codec that adapts to the content and environment, offering the best balance between quality and latency.

Specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 14

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 160 x 77.25 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6.82 inches, 1,440 x 3,168 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 2K ProXDR LTPO OLED screen
  • Colours: Flowy Emerald/Pale Green. Rock Black. White.
  • Physical Build: Glass front, aluminium frame, glass back panel.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 3.3 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 750
  • RAM: 12 GB. 16 GB. 24 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM:
  • Internal Storage: 256 GB. 512 GB. 1TB
  • External Storage:

Photography, Video ɓ

  • Main Camera: 50 MP main lens by Hasselblad, autofocus, LED flash, 8k video, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video recording. 48 MP ultra-wide lens. 64MP periscope telephoto lens.
  • Front Camera: fixed focus, Face Recognition, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • 3.5 mm audio jack: No.
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: No.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; under-display.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.3
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 5400 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 100W fast wired charging
  • Wireless Charging: 50W
  • Reverse Charging: 10W reverse wireless charging
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates

  • Announced: December 6, 2023
  • Release Date: January 24, 2024 (outside of China)

Availability and Price in the USA

The OnePlus 12 is available to buy in the United States from the OnePlus website, Amazon, and Best Buy. The price starts from $800 for the model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, and goes up to $900 for the model with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. You can also trade in any old phone and get at least $100 off the purchase of a OnePlus 12 through the OnePlus website.

Availability and Price in the UK

The OnePlus 12 is available to buy in the UK from the OnePlus website, Amazon, and Best Buy. The price starts from £625 for the model with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage, and goes up to £875 for the model with 24GB RAM and 1TB storage. You can also trade in any old phone and get at least £100 off the purchase of a OnePlus 12 through the OnePlus website

Availability and Price in the EU

The OnePlus 12 is available to buy in the EU from the OnePlus website, Amazon, and Best Buy. The price starts from €949 for the model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, and goes up to €1,099 for the model with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. You can also trade in any old phone and get at least €100 off the purchase of a OnePlus 12 through the OnePlus website.

Availability and Price in Australia

The OnePlus 12 is available to buy in Australia from the OnePlus website, Amazon, and Best Buy. The price starts from $1,199 for the model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, and goes up to $1,399 for the model with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. You can also trade in any old phone and get at least $100 off the purchase of a OnePlus 12 through the OnePlus website.

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Verdict: Is OnePlus 12 worth buying?

The OnePlus 12 is shaping up to be one of the biggest upgrades in years, boasting a larger display, triple camera system complete with a longer 3x telephoto camera, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, speedy 80W wired charging, and wireless charging. The OnePlus 12 is one of the most sensible flagship Android phones you can buy in 2024.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specifications of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee that the specifications and information on this page are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please leave a comment below.

News & Updates

OnePlus 12 will launch globally on January 24, 2024. Enjoy the official teaser video from OnePlus

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