The iQOO 12

The iQOO 12 set to launch without pre-installed bloatware, receive three years of OS updates


  • The iQOO 12 will offer a clean Android experience without bloatware.
  • The phone is confirmed to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
  • iQOO 12 has already been launched in China, along with iQOO 12 Pro.

iQOO 12 India launch is scheduled for December 12th and, ahead of that, the company has revealed some key details about the upcoming phone, including its OS updates and more. The smartphone is confirmed to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in India. It is worth noting that iQOO 12 has already been launched in China alongside the iQOO 12 Pro.

The iQOO 12 bloatware, OS update details

  • iQOO has confirmed that it will remove bloatware with the new Funtouch OS 14, based on Android 14.
  • iQOO India CEO Nipun Marya has confirmed that the phone will not have pre-installed applications, including the ‘Hot Apps’ and ‘Hot Games’ folders.
  • iQOO 12 is guaranteed to receive three years of Android software updates and four years of security patches.
  • The latest flagship from Vivo’s sister brand will be India’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phone, and also the first non-Pixel device with Android 14.

iQOO 12 specifications

Ahead of the India launch, the iQOO 12 was launched in China with a 6.78-inch display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC paired with up to 16GB of RAM, a 50MP main camera, and much more. It is expected that the Indian variant is going to retain all the features. Here’s a look at the iQOO specs.

  • Display:The iQOO 12 comes with a 6.78-inch 1.5K LTPO OLED display featuring a 144Hz refresh rate.
  • Chipset:The iQOO 12 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC and Adreno GPU.
  • Storage:The storage options on the iQOO 12 include up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage capacity.
  • OS:The iQOO 12 runs on Android 14 with the OriginOS 4.0 custom skin.
  • Rear camera:The iQOO 12’s rear camera setup consists of a 50MP main camera with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 64MP periscope telephoto camera offering 3x zoom and 100x digital zoom.
  • Selfie camera:For selfies and video chats, the iQOO 12 features a 16MP front camera.
  • Battery:The phone is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging.
  • Other features:Additional features include an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a Q1 chipset to enhance frame rates and gaming experience, stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio, aptX, and aptX HD.

iQOO 12 5G Price, Launch Date

Expected Price:Rs. 45,790
Release Date:12-Dec-2023 (Expected)
Variant:12 GB RAM / 256 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Upcoming Phone

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