iQOO 12 and 12 Pro Prices and Specs, Officially Announced in China

The all-new iQOO 12 Series smartphone lineup has just hit the scene, starting its journey in China.

We've got two cool models to talk about: the iQOO 12 Pro and the iQOO 12. They share a lot of similarities, but there are some differences too. Let's break it down for you.

iQOO 12 Pro: The Curvy Gamer

First up, the iQOO 12 Pro. This one is all about style and gaming power. It's sleek and curvy, with a thin frame and tapered glass on both sides. You can pick from three snazzy colors. The "BMW Motorsport collab" edition is white with a fancy textured glass. The black model has a glass back that shimmers, and the red one has a cool vegan leather finish with a unique texture. The camera bump has an interesting textured look, giving the handset a unique vibe.

iQOO 12 Pro

The display is impressive, with a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, super high-res (1440 x 3200 pixels), and a super smooth 144Hz refresh rate. It's got some cool tech for adjusting screen brightness and can get super bright.

Under the hood, it's packing the flagship-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, a massive 16GB of RAM, and storage options up to a whopping 1TB. They've even thrown in a custom chip for gaming magic, like reducing lag and making your games look sharp.

The camera system is no slouch either. There's a powerful 50MP main camera, a versatile 64MP telephoto, a cool 15mm ultrawide, and a 16MP selfie cam. You can get up close with 10x zoom and even do some macro photography.

When it comes to battery, the iQOO 12 Pro packs a hefty 5,100mAh battery that charges lightning-fast with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. They claim it'll stay strong even after 1,600 charge cycles.

And don't forget, it runs on vivo's new OriginOS 4, based on Android 14.

iQOO 12: Accessible Power

Now, let's talk about the iQOO 12. It comes in the same cool colors but has a different look. It's a bit wider and has glossy front and back panels.

iQOO 12

Under the hood, it's rocking the same chip and camera setup, but there are some differences. The screen is still big at 6.78 inches, but it has a slightly lower resolution. It keeps the super-smooth 144Hz refresh rate. Oddly enough, you also have two battery options - a 5,000mAh unit and a 4,880mAh one (I haven't seen that before). Both of them charge super quickly - thanks to 120W Fast Charging via wired connection - but there's no wireless charging here.

Price Check

Both the iQOO 12 and 12 Pro are up for pre-order right now in China and will be available starting on November 14, 2023.

The iQOO 12 Pro starts at CNY 4,999 (€642 Euros or approximately PHP 38,000) for the base model with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. If you want more storage, it goes up to CNY 5,499 (€707 Euros or around PHP 42,000) for the 16GB/512GB model, and for the ultimate setup, it's CNY 5,999 (€770 Euros or roughly PHP 46,000) for the 16GB/1TB model.

As for the iQOO 12, it kicks off at CNY 3,999 (€515 Euros or about PHP 31,000) for the 12GB/256GB model, CNY 4,299 (€552 Euros or approximately PHP 33,000) for the 16GB/512GB model, and CNY 4,699 (€605 Euros or around PHP 36,000) for the 16GB/1TB model.

Will these smartphones ever reach the Philippines? Heck, will the iQOO brand even be introduced here? I guess only time will tell.

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