iQOO 12 Launch Timeline Tipped, Will Be India’s First Smartphone With Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

iQOO will continue its flagship journey in India with the iQOO 12

  • The Indian launch timeline of the iQOO 12 has been tipped online.
  • The iQOO 12 could be the first device in India to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.
  • Leaked specifications of the iQOO 12 reveal that the device could have 200W fast charging.

iQOO has been working on its upcoming flagship device, the iQOO 12 for quite a while now. The device is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup with the 50MP Omnivision OV50H sensor. DCS also revealed that the phone could get support for 200W fast charging.

The launch date of the iQOO 12 smartphone in India has now been tipped online. The iQOO 12 is said to be the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 device in India and will launch before the end of this year.

iQOO 12 Launch Timeline Tipped in India

Leakster Mukul Sharma (Stufflistings) has posted on Twitter, saying that the iQOO 12 will be soon coming to India. The device will be the first smartphone in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. The iQOO 12 is expected to launch in India by November end, or early December.

The launch will shortly follow the Snapdragon Summit scheduled for October 24. Qualcomm will be unveiling the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor at the event. Given that most major launches by Samsung and OnePlus are scheduled for next year, the iQOO 12 could become the first device in India to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.

Previously, Digital Chat Station had revealed the camera specifications of the iQOO 12. The device is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup, with a 50MP Omnivision OV50H sensor. The secondary camera is said to be a 50MP wide-angle lens with the ISOCELL JN1 sensor. The third camera is tipped to be a 64MP sensor with 3X optical zoom.

A few months back, DCS had also reported that the iQOO 12 could feature 200W fast charging. The Weibo post by DCS also said that the device could feature a 5000mAh battery.

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The iQOO 12 is also tipped to feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. This will enable users to use the fingerprint scanner on their phone even with wet or moist fingers.

iQOO has been constantly launching a mix of flagship and premium mid-range devices in India. The company had launched the iQOO 11 flagship in India with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. iQOO had also launched the iQOO Neo 7 Pro in the country with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, at just Rs 32,999.

iQOO has maintained an aggressive pricing strategy in India so far. Considering that the upcoming iQOO 12 will feature the latest 3 nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the device could be priced around the Rs 75,000 mark. The iQOO 12 Series is expected to have two devices, the iQOO 12 and the iQOO 12 Pro.

iQOO 12 Specifications (Expected)

  • Display: E7 AMOLED panel, 2K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 12GB/16GB RAM, 256GB/512GB storage
  • Software: Origin OS 4.0 based on Android 13
  • Rear Camera: 50MP primary, 50MP wide angle, 64MP telephoto with 3X optical zoom
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 200W fast charging
  • Other Features: 8K video recording, under-display fingerprint scanner, 5G connectivity