The OnePlus 12’s release date may have just been leaked

A leaked render of the OnePlus 12
A leaked render of the OnePlus 12 (Image credit: @OnLeaks / @SmartPrix)

The OnePlus 12 will launch at the end of 2023, with a global release following in February 2024, according to one prominent tipster.

This claim comes from Yogesh Brar, who's previously shared accurate reports about other upcoming Android phones. And it makes sense, as it would see the OnePlus 12 following the same release schedule as the OnePlus 11, which debuted in China in December 2022 but wasn’t available internationally until February 2023.

In this latest tweet, Brar also shared news about a plethora of other OnePlus phones, including the OnePlus Nord CE 3, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro, and the much-anticipated OnePlus foldable, which reports have suggested will be called the OnePlus Open, and which Brar says will launch in August.

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Brar had previously leaked the specs of the OnePlus 12, claiming it will come with a 6.7-inch QHD+ display, with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, an upgraded set of cameras – including a 50MP main, a 50MP ultra-wide, and a 64MP periscopic telephoto lens – alongside a 5,000mAh battery and the same 100W fast-charging as the OnePlus 11.

Building on solid ground

Though the OnePlus 12 specs and the OnePlus 11 look similar on paper (if Brar is accurate  in his predictions), there’s something to be said for building on a solid, tested platform.

As for OnePlus, the company has settled into a pleasant state of reliability. Its current flagship, the OnePlus 11, is currently one of the best Android phones available, and its first tablet – the OnePlus Pad – one of the best Android tablets.

With the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 expected to give even more power and efficiency to Android devices such as these, all OnePlus has to do to succeed in my eyes is to stay the course, build solid and reliable products, and throw occasional curve balls, such as a rumored OnePlus Open foldable phone.

Michael Allison
Staff Writer, Phones

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