OnePlus 12 leaks again with camera change.

OnePlus 12 leaks again with camera change.

OnePlus 12: Leaked Renders Reveal Potential Changes

Do you remember those days when smartphones were just a rectangular piece of glass with a few buttons? Well, those days are long gone. Nowadays, smartphones are like fashion accessories, with a new design or feature being launched every other month. And OnePlus is no exception to this trend.

The latest leak regarding OnePlus 12, rumored to be released in the upcoming months, reveals some interesting changes to its design. Initially, the renders depicted a phone that resembled its predecessor, the OnePlus 11, but with the addition of a rectangular lens to accommodate a periscope-style telephoto camera. However, the updated renders, based on pre-production unit pictures, tell a different story.

The new renders, shared by reliable leaker OnLeaks via MySmartPrice, show that the OnePlus 12 will not feature a folded lens zoom camera after all. Instead, it will have three camera lenses with circular lens inlets, along with a fourth cutout of the same size, without any visible lens element. A bit disappointing, right?

Before we jump to any conclusions, there could be a reason behind this change. It is possible that OnePlus is saving the telephoto lens upgrade for a more premium “Pro” version of the phone. Samsung has done something similar with its Ultra phones, and Apple is expected to do the same with the top-tier model of the iPhone 15 series. So, OnePlus might be following suit.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that the absence of a periscope zoom camera could be due to the OnePlus 10 Pro still being the company’s flagship for a full year cycle. The OnePlus 11 series did not have a suitable successor to the OnePlus 10 Pro, so OnePlus might have decided to continue with it until the OnePlus 12 Pro arrives.

Now, let’s talk about that mysterious fourth circular cutout in the camera island. What could it be? Well, it’s all speculation at this point, but it could be a laser-assisted time-of-flight (ToF) sensor for enhanced auto-focus. Many phones in recent years have offered this feature, so there is precedent for it.

Alternatively, it could be a lidar sensor, similar to the ones found on “Pro” iPads and iPhones, which assist with AR-related tasks. Or perhaps, OnePlus has decided to go the temperature sensor route, like Google, which plans to include one on the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro flagship. Only time will tell the true purpose of this enigmatic circular cutout.

Keep in mind that these are educated speculations based on reported renders of an unreleased product. The final device may end up looking different from what we expect. However, there are some aspects of the OnePlus 12 that are likely to remain true to OnePlus tradition.

The signature sandstone finish at the back is expected to make a return, along with a beautiful curved OLED display with thin bezels. Additionally, rumors suggest that the OnePlus 12 will support 120-watt charging, allowing for speedy refueling. Inside, we can anticipate Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chip to keep things running smoothly.

In terms of camera hardware, the OnePlus 12 is rumored to feature two 50-megapixel snappers and a 64-megapixel sensor. The device should have a generous 5,000mAh battery to keep the lights on throughout the day.

If all the rumors are to be believed, we can expect the OnePlus 12 to make its debut in December or maybe in January of next year. But that’s not all OnePlus has in store for us. Prior to the OnePlus 12’s release, the company is also rumored to be launching its first foldable phone. Speculations suggest it will draw inspiration from Oppo’s Find N2 foldable phone, which is exciting news for smartphone enthusiasts.

So, whether you’re a OnePlus fan or just love keeping up with the latest tech trends, there’s a lot to look forward to in the world of smartphones. The OnePlus 12 promises to bring some changes, and with its powerful features and sleek design, it is sure to be a hit among tech-savvy consumers. Stay tuned for more updates as OnePlus prepares to unleash its latest creations upon the world.