OnePlus 12R Supports UFS 3.1, Not UFS 4.0: What This Means, Why it Matters and What Our Tests Say

OnePlus has spoken up about the 12R's storage type confusion.

Highlights
  • Despite having UFS 3.1, the OnePlus 12R outperformed its predecessor, the OnePlus 11R in AnTuTu tests, thanks to the new Trinity Engine.
  • In our tests, the OnePlus 12, with UFS 4.0 storage, achieved a significantly higher AnTuTu scores.

OnePlus has spoken up about the confusion around the OnePlus 12R‘s storage. They made it clear: the phone uses UFS 3.1, not UFS 4.0, as mistakenly mentioned on their site. In a forum, Kinder Liu, OnePlus President and COO said:

Due to an error, we stated that the storage enhanced by Trinity Engine would be UFS 4.0 in some variants. I can now confirm that the storage in all variants of the OnePlus 12R is still enhanced by Trinity Engine but is actually UFS 3.1.

What Does This Mean?

The UFS 4.0 storage is the newer one and is usually found in high-end flagship smartphones. Although UFS 3.1 is a bit slower than UFS 4.0, numerous flagship phones utilise this tech, including last year’s OnePlus 11R.

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Interestingly, despite featuring UFS 3.1 storage, the OnePlus 12R scored significantly higher than its predecessor in the AnTuTu benchmark during our test, securing 74,635, almost 10,000 above the OnePlus 11R.

According to OnePlus, this happened because of the all-new Trinity Engine, a new set of software algorithms that help keep the OnePlus 12R’s memory and storage running fast and smooth for a long time.

Why Does it Matter?

The flagship sibling of the OnePlus 12R, the OnePlus 12, uses UFS 4.0 storage. When we tested the flagship OnePlus 12 using the AnTuTu benchmark, it achieved an impressive score of 186,023, significantly higher than the OnePlus 12R’s 74,635.

This comparison suggests that UFS 3.1, backed by the new Trinity Engine, is a pretty solid storage choice, outperforming many older premium devices with the same UFS 3.1 storage. However, it doesn’t quite match up to UFS 4.0, especially in benchmark results.