iQOO 12 and 12 Pro Announced with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, 120W Fast Charging, and More

iQOO 12 Pro

iQOO, a renowned Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has officially launched its latest offerings - the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro

These smartphones boast an impressive array of features, from cutting-edge displays and powerful processors to innovative camera technology and fast charging capabilities. 

In this article, we will delve into the specifications and unique features of these two devices. Let's explore what makes the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro stand out in the competitive smartphone market.

iQOO 12 Series Specifications:

Specs iQOO 12 iQOO 12 Pro
Display 6.78-inch 1.5K flat LTPO AMOLED 6.78-inch Quad HD+ curved E7 LTPO AMOLED
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
RAM 12GB/16GB 16GB
Storage 256GB/512GB/1TB 256GB/512GB
Cameras 50MP, 50MP ultra-wide, 64MP periscope telephoto 50MP, 50MP ultra-wide, 64MP periscope telephoto
Battery 5000mAh with 120W fast charging 5100mAh with 120W fast charging
Operating System Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0 Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0

Design and Build:

Both the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro exhibit a design that seamlessly blends form and function. 

The Legend Edition of these smartphones showcases an elegant white finish with the iconic BMW logo, while the Track Edition comes in a sleek black, and the Red edition features a leather-like texture on the back.

iQOO 12 Pro Design

These design choices offer users a variety of aesthetics to choose from, catering to different preferences.

The iQOO 12 boasts dimensions of 163.22×75.88×8.10mm for the Legend and Track Editions and 8.35mm for the Red Edition, with a weight of 203.7g for the former and 198.5g for the latter. 

On the other hand, the iQOO 12 Pro measures 164.63×75.4×8.58mm for the Legend and Track Editions and 8.75mm for the Red Edition, with a weight of 210g for the former and 205g for the latter. The devices are ergonomically designed, ensuring a comfortable grip and ease of use.


One of the standout features of these smartphones is their remarkable displays. The iQOO 12 features a 6.78-inch 1.5K flat LTPO AMOLED screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, a variable refresh rate of 144Hz, and a peak brightness of up to 3000 nits. 

It also incorporates 2160Hz PWM dimming technology, providing an exceptional visual experience with vivid colors and smooth motion.

On the other hand, the iQOO 12 Pro sports a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ curved E7 LTPO AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ compatibility, and a variable refresh rate of 144Hz. 

The screen is capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors and covers the DCI-P3 color gamut, offering stunning visuals. It also employs 1440Hz PWM dimming, further enhancing the display quality.


Under the hood, both the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 4nm Mobile Platform, featuring the Adreno 750 GPU. 

This robust combination ensures that these devices deliver top-tier performance, allowing users to seamlessly navigate apps, play games, and multitask with ease.

A significant highlight of these smartphones is the inclusion of the Q1 Self-developed chip. 

This chip incorporates frame sensing technology, real-time monitoring of load, precise scheduling and distribution of resources, and the ability to allocate large, medium, and small processing cores for game threads with varying load requirements.

iQOO 12 Pro Processor

Even during demanding gaming sessions in ultra-high definition, the devices maintain a maximum temperature of only 40.5°C, a testament to their thermal efficiency.

Additionally, the VAPT Adaptive Mode can be activated with a single click, allowing users to control power consumption and achieve a more stable frame rate experience. 

This feature is invaluable for gamers who demand consistent performance without draining their battery too quickly.

Both smartphones are equipped with an aviation aluminum middle frame, the largest 6K ultra-large VC vapor chamber in iQOO's history, and 11 temperature sensors that monitor real-time temperature changes across the device. 

This design not only contributes to efficient performance scheduling but also ensures excellent heat dissipation, preventing overheating during prolonged use.


Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the camera capabilities of the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro. 

The main camera is a 50MP sensor with an f/1.68 aperture and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). This primary camera delivers stunning image quality, even in challenging lighting conditions.

In addition to the main camera, both devices feature a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 150° field of view and a 64MP 3x periscope telephoto camera with an f/2.57 aperture.

iQOO 12 Pro Camera

The periscope telephoto lens enables up to 100x digital zoom, allowing users to capture distant subjects with exceptional clarity.

For those who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky, the Handheld starry sky mode, light-tracing main camera, and AIPD extreme night focusing technology are valuable additions. 

These features enable quick star detection in low-light environments, ensuring stunning astrophotography results.

Furthermore, the smartphones incorporate second-generation OIS anti-shake technology, achieving a CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) level 4.5, which indicates highly effective image stabilization. 

The multi-frame fusion algorithm and bionic night sky algorithm enhance the devices' ability to capture breathtaking night sky shots effortlessly.

Battery and Charging:

Both the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are equipped with a "Super Graphite Battery" that utilizes negative electrode graphite reconstruction technology and multiple electrode plate cold pressing technology. 

These innovations increase energy density and enhance discharge capacity, providing users with extended battery life.

iQOO 12 Pro Charging

The iQOO 12 houses a 5000mAh battery, while the iQOO 12 Pro offers a slightly larger 5100mAh battery. 

To keep users connected and powered up, the devices support 120W ultra-fast flash charging, allowing for rapid charging when needed.

Additionally, they offer 50W wireless charging for the ultimate convenience and even include 10W reverse wireless charging, enabling users to share their device's power with other gadgets.

Software and Connectivity:

Both smartphones run on the Android 14 operating system with OriginOS 4.0 in the Chinese market and Funtouch OS 14 for the global audience. 

These software platforms offer a user-friendly interface and a wealth of features to enhance the overall user experience.

In terms of connectivity, the devices support 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, and NFC.

The inclusion of these cutting-edge connectivity options ensures that users can stay connected and enjoy lightning-fast data speeds.


It's worth noting that the iQOO 12 Pro stands out with its IP68 rating, providing dust and water resistance.

This feature is particularly useful for users who want added protection against accidental spills, rain, or dust particles, making the iQOO 12 Pro a more rugged option.

Pricing and Availability:

The iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are set to be available for order from November 14th, with sales in China commencing from November 24th. The pricing options for these devices are as follows:

iQOO 12 Pro Pricing

iQOO 12:

  • 12GB + 256GB: (USD 549 / Rs. 45,715 approx.)
  • 16GB + 512GB: (USD 590 / Rs. 49,915 approx.)
  • 16GB + 1TB: (USD 645 / Rs. 54,560 approx.)

iQOO 12 Pro:

  • 16GB + 256GB: (USD 686 / Rs. 58,045 approx.)
  • 16GB + 512GB: (USD 754 / Rs. 62,860 approx.)
  • 16GB + 1TB: (USD 823 / Rs. 68,575 approx.)


In summary, the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are powerful, feature-packed smartphones that cater to a wide range of user preferences. 

With their exceptional displays, robust performance, versatile camera capabilities, extended battery life, and cutting-edge software, these devices are poised to make a significant impact in the smartphone market. 

Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a mobile gamer, or a photography aficionado, the iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro offer something for everyone. 

Their competitive pricing and availability in various configurations further enhance their appeal, making them strong contenders in the flagship smartphone arena.