OnePlus has officially dropped a sneak peek of its highly-anticipated OnePlus 12. They've shuffled the Alert Slider to the left side of the phone, making room for an integrated antenna. The brand says during its internal testing it found out the best spot for gaming antennas is smack between your fingers when holding the phone sideways. But since the OnePlus 11's Alert Slider hogged that space, it's now shifting the Slider to the other side for the OnePlus 12.
OnePlus says it has used the Ultra-compact Full-band Antenna and Alert Slider Antenna Integration technology to minimise the space occupied by the Alert Slider. This tech helps it to squeeze in the Alert Slider without hogging all the space needed for antenna performance on the OnePlus 12. According to OnePlus' lab tests, this tweak could amp up gaming antenna signals by 3dB and cut game latency by 15%.
The anticipated OnePlus 12 is said to feature a camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera utilising a Sony LYT-808 sensor, accompanied by a 48MP ultra-wide camera and a 64MP periscope lens offering 3x telephoto zoom capabilities. These cameras are also expected to be enhanced by Hasselblad tech, resembling the configuration seen in the recently launched OnePlus Open foldable phone.
On the display front, the device is reported to have a BOE ProXDR display featuring a 2K resolution and a peak brightness of 2,600 nits, possibly earning an A+ certification from DisplayMate. Under the hood, it's speculated to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
For design, the OnePlus 12 draws its inspiration from the allure of nature's untouched magnificence and its Flowy Emerald colorway is a testament to this ethos. The phone is scheduled to launch on December 4. For a bit of perspective, the OnePlus 11 made its India debut with a starting price of ₹56,999. As for its successor, the OnePlus 12, it might hit the market within a similar price bracket or possibly slightly higher.