OnePlus 12 Confirmed With New Sony-LYTIA Sensor; Company Shares Camera Samples

OnePlus has confirmed in a Weibo post that it has partnered with Sony's LYTIA to develop a "high-end" sensor for the OnePlus 12.

  • OnePlus 12 camera details confirmed by the company.
  • The upcoming flagship will launch globally in early 2024.
  • The handset will sport a triple rear camera setup, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

The OnePlus 12 is expected to make its debut in the global market earlier next year. Even ahead of the official launch, the company has revealed several details of its upcoming flagship, including its display and processor. Now, the phonemaker has taken to the Chinese microblogging site Weibo to confirm some camera details of the OnePlus 12. In addition, camera samples of the OnePlus 12 were also officially shared on the platform.

The OnePlus 12 is the successor to the OnePlus 11, which was launched in February this year. If one goes by leaks, then the smartphone will launch in China by the end of November. It will be available in the global markets in early 2024. Apart from this, leaked image renders have also given us a good idea of what the phone might look like. Other details that are leaked, include camera specifications and battery capacity.

OnePlus 12 To Feature Sony LYTIA Dual-Layer Stacked CMOS Sensor

OnePlus has confirmed in a Weibo post that it has partnered with Sony’s LYTIA to develop a “high-end” sensor for the OnePlus 12. The company said in the post that this “opens up a new feature for mobile imaging” (translated from Chinese). The OnePlus 12 will be the first smartphone to sport Sony’s new generation of camera sensors, the Japanese company said in a separate Weibo post.

In addition, OnePlus President Lei Jie Louis shared camera samples taken using the upcoming OnePlus 12. He posted three photos of a coffee shop, that looks rather vibrant with its walls painted bright red. The last two photos were zoomed in, suggesting OnePlus 12 can take photos with great details even with the zoom functionality.

OnePlus 12’s camera specifications have leaked in the past and the smartphone is said to feature triple cameras at the back. The primary sensor could be a 50MP Sony IMX966 sensor, with an aperture of f/1.7 and 23mm focal length. It will also have OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) support. It is expected to be accompanied by a 48MP wide-angle lens, with an aperture of f/2.2 and a focal length of 14mm. The third rear camera on the OnePlus 12 is speculated to be a 64MP periscope lens with the Omnivision OV64B sensor with OIS and a lens aperture of f/2.5 with 70mm focal length.

OnePlus 12 Processor, Display Details Confirmed

The OnePlus 12 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, which was launched at the Snapdragon Tech Summit last month. Qualcomm’s flagship processor for 2023 is said to come with a significant upgrade in terms of performance compared to the previous-gen SoC. It supports generative AI and is 30 percent faster than its predecessor.

Further, in terms of display, the OnePlus 12 will feature a 2K X1 OLED display with 2600nits of brightness and this was confirmed by the company. OnePlus recently showcased the X1 OLED display technology in partnership with BOE. The company also revealed that OnePlus 12 has obtained A+ certification from DisplayMate, which is a first for any 2K display.

OnePlus 12 Battery And Other Features (Leaked)

The forthcoming flagship could come with support for a USB 3.2, which will be an upgrade over USB-C 2.0 support on the current-gen OnePlus flagship OnePlus 11 5G. The support for USB 3.2 will enable faster data read and write speeds.

In terms of battery capacity, the smartphone is tipped to pack a 5,400mAh battery with support for 100W wired fast charging, in addition to 50W wireless charging. 

More features expected for the OnePlus 12 are infrared remote control functionality that will allow users to control electronic devices like TVs and air conditioners through their smartphone.