vivo presents its new ‘flagship gaming’ in China, this very interesting iQOO 12 series that has a relationship between price and performance that is almost unrivaled today.
They do not usually land in Europe and Latin America vivo iQOO seriesSo in our markets they are still unknown. However, historically these devices have always been among the most powerful that can be purchasedalthough in recent times the lack of renewal had eliminated them from the the ten best in all classifications of comparative evaluation.
vivo develops the iQOO thinking about the gamingso in this case, talking about mobile phones to playwe already know that these They are designed with raw power and graphics in mindsomething that perfectly fulfills the iQOO 12 my iQOO 12 Pro that are already official in China, leaving us as cousin a model disguised by BMW for the occasion.
This is what the new iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro are like, with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip and a leap in photography
Both devices are quite similaralthough they differ in concept so that one can reach more users with a more affordable price. They both come in three colors.starting from an interesting white designed together with BMW, as well as a red model and another more elegant and less striking one, in the classic matte black.
The materials are of the highest level, as the BMW Motorsport collaborative edition presents a glazed porcelain textured glasswhile the black model has a AG fluorite glass with a soft texture and elements that shine and it is red that has the most fashionable material, the vegan leatheralthough with a texture printed on the skin.
In terms of possibilities, the iQOO 12 Pro mounts an AMOLED screen of Samsung E6 origin, with 6.78 inches and QHD+ resolution (3,200 x 1,440 pixels) in addition to LTPO technology and frequency up to 144 hertz. It has a PWM attention of 1,440 Hz, and the brightness is extraordinary, going up to 1,600 nits in normal conditions and 3,000 peak nits.
It’s a mobile gamingso its hardware platform starts from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Generation 3 Accompanied by 16GB LPDDR5x RAM And till 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage. But iQOO’s contribution to optimal performance does not stop there, as it has a proprietary chip called Q1 which guarantees smooth gameplay at 1,080py resolution with 144 hertz refresh rate, with frame insertion modes and some software additions, as well as a vapor chamber cooling system with no less than 5.7 square millimeters of surface.
The battery to power the set is 5,100 mAh with fast charging up to 120 watts if we use the USB-C cable, reaching 50 watts in Qi wireless charging. The operating system, which we also know, It is vivo’s OriginOS in version 4with the base of Android 14 from the beginning.
The cameras are 16 megapixels with f/2.45 aperture on the frontleaving prominence for a fairly pronounced rear protuberance, where a OmniVision OV50H main sensor with 50 megapixels and a 23 millimeter optically stabilized lens. For its part, the telephoto lens is 64 megapixels also with OIS and a 70 millimeter lens, which offers 3x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and digital zoom up to 100x. And finally there is a third sensor 50 megapixel ultra wide angle and 15 millimeters, with macro mode.
The iQOO 12 is significantly more affordable, and although it maintains the photographic system, it reduces the performance of the screen and the battery by also adopting a completely flat design, without the usual 2.5D curved edges of the more ‘premium’ cut.
As for the basic iQOO 12The differences are few because externally it maintains the same colors and finishes, although the 6.78-inch screen is in this case completely flat and without 2.5D curved edges, lowering its resolution to 2,800 x 1,260 pixels.
The frame is also wider and brighter in this more affordable model, while The battery also lowers its expectations to 5,000-4,880 mAh without wireless charging although with the same 120 watts of charging via USB-C cable.
iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro, prices and launch
As we had previously indicated, these models for now They arrive exclusively to the China marketwhere they will be on sale starting next November 14, 2023. There are no price differences between colors and finishes, but there are differences in the different memory configurations:
- iQOO 12 (12GB/256GB).- 3,999 yuan (about 513 euros).
- iQOO 12 (16GB/256GB).- 4,299 yuan (about 551 euros).
- iQOO 12 (16GB/512GB).- 4,699 yuan (about 602 euros).
- iQOO 12 Pro (12GB/256GB).- 4,999 yuan (about 641 euros).
- iQOO 12 Pro (16GB/256GB).- 5,499 yuan (about 705 euros).
- iQOO 12 Pro (16GB/512GB).- 5,999 yuan (about 769 euros).
If they finally reach the global market we would let you know, although If they do it, the prices will surely be higher. due to the usual transportation costs and tariffs. For now there is no more information from iQOO!