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iQoo 12 5G Confirmed to Get Three Years of OS Updates in India; to Arrive With Lesser Bloatware

The iQoo 12 will be powered by an octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.

iQoo 12 5G Confirmed to Get Three Years of OS Updates in India; to Arrive With Lesser Bloatware

Photo Credit: X/ Nipun Marya

iQoo 12 5G seen in the Track Version with a BMW Motorsport-inspired finish

Highlights
  • iQoo 12 5G will run on Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14
  • The smartphone will be sold in India via Amazon and iQoo e-store
  • The iQoo 12 Chinese variant supports 120W wired fast charging
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iQoo 12 5G is confirmed to launch in India on December 12. The iQoo 12 series was unveiled globally on November 7 and included the vanilla variant and the iQoo 12 Pro. The company has previously confirmed the processor, OS, and availability of the phone in the country. The Indian variant of the iQoo 12 has been confirmed to get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and run Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14. It will launch as a successor to the iQoo 11 5G. Now, iQoo India CEO has revealed some more software details of the upcoming handset.

iQoo India CEO Nipun Marya confirmed in a post on X, that the upcoming Indian variant of the iQoo 12 5G will offer three years of software updates and four years of security patches. The image shared in the post added that the phone will arrive with less bloatware. For instance, it may not have Hot Apps or Hot Games. iQoo 12 was already confirmed to come with Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 out-of-the-box. Once launched, the phone will be available for purchase only via Amazon and the official iQoo e-store.

Earlier, the company had revealed that the Indian variant of the iQoo 12 will come with the octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC similar to its Chinese counterpart. The global variant of the phone also carries a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1.5K (1,260x2,800 pixels), a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, and an aspect ratio of 20:9.

For optics, the base iQoo 12 model comes equipped with a 50-megapixel 1/1.3-inch primary sensor, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto shooter with 100X digital zoom, and a 50-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens at the back. The front camera of the phone has a 16-megapixel sensor. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support. For security, it carries an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The iQoo 12 is available in China in three colour options - Burning Way, Legend Edition, and Track Version (translated). The model starts at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 45,000) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. So far, the price details or storage variants of the Indian variant of the phone are not known.


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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Powerful chip
  • Reliable primary and telephoto cameras
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Charges within 30 minutes
  • Decent software support
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Bad
  • Less capable wide-angle camera
  • Subpar low light camera performance
  • Incessant promotions from app store
  • No wireless charging support
Display 6.78-inch
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 64-megapixel + 50-megapixel
RAM 12GB, 16GB
Storage 256GB, 512GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 14
Resolution 1260x2800 pixels
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Sucharita Ganguly
Sucharita is a writer with Gadgets 360 and is mostly found playing with her cat in her free time. She has previously worked at breaking news desks across organizations. Powered by coffee, The Beatles, Bowie, and her newfound love for BTS, she aims to work towards contributing to a better media environment for women and queer folk. More
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