OnePlus has announced the price and availability of its flagship OnePlus 12 and the budget-oriented OnePlus 12R smartphones, along with the OnePlus Buds 3. The OnePlus 12 will go on sale on February 6 for $799 for the 256GB version and $899 for the 512GB model. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 12R will cost $599 and the OnePlus Buds 3 will cost $99. Both of the latter models will go on sale a week later, on February 13.
Both phones have it has already started in China, but let’s recall that the OnePlus 12 is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, 12 GB of RAM (expandable up to 24 GB) and up to 1 TB of storage. It has a 50-megapixel main camera (using Sony’s large LYT-808 1/1.4-inch sensor) and a 64-megapixel periscopic telephoto lens. It also offers a 6.82-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, up to 100W wired fast charging (50W wireless) and comes in glossy white, matte black or green.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 12R drops to a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with 8GB of RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and 256GB of storage. It offers what the company calls a “world-first” LTPO 4.0 display, an intelligent dynamic refresh rate system that switches between 1Hz and 120Hz refresh rates for improved performance and battery life. It offers a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 5,500mAh battery (apparently the largest battery ever installed on a OnePlus phone), the same 100W/50W wired/wireless charging as the flagship.
Finally, OnePlus Buds 3 gives you AI-powered noise cancellation (up to 49dB max) and an ultra-wide frequency response from 15Hz to 40Khz. They offer 10 hours of continuous playback or 44 hours via the charging case. With the LHDC 5.0 Bluetooth codec, they are certified as Hi-Res Audio wireless devices by the Audio Society of Japan. All of these have to be tested, but they are definitely a good deal at $99.
OnePlus promises to “live the future of smoothness” with the new products – meaning we imagine the user experience is fast and fluid with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. The OnePlus 12 also appears to have the company’s best camera yet, with Hasselblad tricks and 4K Dolby Vision video. We’ll take a look at it soon and let you know if it lives up to those promises.