iQOO 12 Confirmed to Receive 3 Years of Software Updates, Won’t Include Hot Apps, And Games

The iQOO 12 will be the first smartphone in India to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.

Highlights
  • The iQOO 12 will receive four years of software updates.
  • The device won’t include hot apps and games, as confirmed by iQOO India CEO.
  • The smartphone will debut in India on December 12, and it will be available for purchase via Amazon.
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iQOO is set to launch the iQOO 12 smartphone in India on December 12. Ahead of the official launch, the brand has been confirming a few details of the handset. Recently, the company confirmed that the iQOO 12 will be the first smartphone to launch in India with Android 14. Additionally, it will be the first device to debut in the country with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Now, in a recent development, iQOO India CEO has confirmed more details about the smartphone.

iQOO 12 Won’t Include Hot Apps And Games

As per the information shared by iQOO India CEO Nipun Marya, the iQOO 12 will receive three years of Android software updates and four years of security patches. Additionally, the device won’t include any hot apps and games. For those unaware, the hot apps and games serve as an access point for apps and games. When the user taps on the app or a game, he is directed to Vivo’s app store, instead of the Google Play Store. These extensions can be hidden through the settings menu though. However, as confirmed by the company now, the upcoming iQOO 12 won’t include any bloatware such as hot apps and games.

The other specifications of the iQOO 12 are already known to us, considering that the device has went official in China a few days back. To recall, the iQOO 12 features a 6.78-inch flat LTPO AMOLED display which has a 1.5K resolution, and up to 1400 nits brightness. The device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC which is paired with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

Moving onto the optics department, the device features a 50MP primary camera with a f/1.68 aperture. The 50MP sensor also has an OIS support. It is paired with a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 64MP telephoto camera. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery which has 120W fast charging support. The other key features which the device offer includes an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speaker, NFC support, 5G SA/NSA connectivity, and a dual-SIM card slot.

iQOO 12 Specifications

  • Display: 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display, 1.5K resolution, 144Hz variable refresh rate, up to 3000 nits peak brightness, 2160Hz PWM dimming support.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC with Adreno 750 GPU.
  • RAM And Storage: 12GB/16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB/512GB (UFS 4.0) storage.
  • Software: Android 14.
  • Rear-facing camera: 50MP primary camera, OIS, 50MP ultra-wide lens, 64MP telephoto sensor.
  • Front-facing camera: 16MP.
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 120W fast charging.