The most powerful of OnePlus is already among us along with two brothers who come by surprise: the OnePlus 12R and OnePlus Buds 3

OnePlus heats up 2024 with a couple of phones that are aimed at the most premium range. In addition, it renews its range of TW headphones

 

They are not new phones, as we already knew the best face of OnePlus for 2024, but that does not stop us from being surprised by the departure from China: the OnePlus 12 begins its international journey to try to rise to the throne of the highest range. And it doesn’t come alone, the first smartphone in the “R” family comes from the East: we can buy the OnePlus 12R. To complete, the brand has also internationalized its latest TWS headphones, the OnePlus Buds 3.

The 2024 mobile catalog still has the majority of members, although we have already known several proper names, those phones that are going to dominate the panorama thanks to their power, photographic capabilities and to Artificial Intelligence; element that is more fashionable than ever. We know the Samsung Galaxy S24the Xiaomi 14, the POCO X6 Pro and even the Redmi Note 13. All of these are going to share a good part of the pie. And OnePlus hopes to take its cut with two well-established smartphones.

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OnePlus 12

  oneplus 12
Screen 6.82 inch BOE X1 OLED Panel

2K resolution of 3,168 x 1,440 pixels

Density of 510 pixels per inch

LTPO 3.0 refresh from 1 to 120 Hz

4,500 nits peak brightness

2160Hz PWM

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 164.3 x 75.8 x 9.15mm

220 grams

PROCESSOR Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
RAM 12, 16 or 24 GB

LPDDR5X

STORAGE 256, 512 GB or 1 TB

UFS 4.0

frontal camera 32 Mpx IMX615 f/2.4
REAR CAMERAS Main: Sony LYT-808 50 Mpx, f/1.6, OIS

Wide angle: Sony IOMX581 48 Mpx, f/2.2

3x Telephoto: 64 Mpx OV64B Sensor, f/2.6

BATTERY 5,400 mAh

100W wired charging

50W wireless charging

OPERATING SYSTEM Oxygen OS 14 + Android 14
CONNECTIVITY 5G

NFC

GPS

Wi-Fi 7

OTHERS IP65 certification

Algorithm to be able to use the screen in the rain

Optical on-screen reader

Price 969 euros

The representative of the brand for this year is betting on the maximum power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 encased in a metal body and double-sided glass that looks jeweled with a 6.82 inch OLED screen. This screen has curved edges, a maximum brightness of 4,500 nits and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.

Loaded with RAM and storage, with high speed for both (12GB LPDDR5X and 256 UFS 4.0), the OnePlus 12 maintains a 5,400 mAh battery with 100W fast chargingIP65 certification, optical reader under the panel and a triple rear camera photographic configuration with an excellent 50-megapixel Sony LYT-808 sensor as the main one and a 3x telephoto on a 64-megapixel sensor.

The OnePlus 12 is a fully fledged premium range, it feels very solid in the hand and offers performance to match. With all these premises, the price had to be consistent: it will arrive on January 23 with a cost of 949 for the base model. The price is as follows:

OnePlus 12 R

  OnePlus 12R
Screen 6.78 inch panel

Resolution of 2,780 x 1,264 pixels

LTPO 4.0 refresh from 1 to 120 Hz

HBM brightness of 1,600 nits

4,500 nits peak brightness

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 163.3 x 75.3 x 8.8mm

207 grams

PROCESSOR Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR5X
STORAGE 128GB UFS 3.1

256GB UFS 4.0

frontal camera 16 Mpx f/2.4
REAR CAMERAS Main 50 Mpx f/1.8, OIS

8 Mpx f/2.2 wide angle

2 Mpx macro

BATTERY 5,500 mAh

100W charging

OS Android 14 + OxygenOS 14
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 7

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

GPS

OTHERS Gorilla Glass Victus 2 display

Screen print

Alert Slider

price 699 euros

This is the first time that OnePlus is going to sell a mobile from the R family in the West, high-end phones that, traditionally, offered some cuts for lower the price with respect to the head of the catalog list. And it cannot be said that the OnePlus 12R comes very trimmed, that it has credentials to become a beast.

He Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 It’s from last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s still a bad SoC. Quite the opposite: in line with the RAM memory (16 GB LPDDR5X) and internal storage (256 GB UFS 4.0), the power of the OnePlus 12R is guaranteed. Also multimedia entertainment thanks to the 6.78-inch OLED panel with refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and maximum brightness of 1500 nits.

The OnePlus 12R drops slightly in performance compared to the OnePlus 12, this is especially noticeable in the camera: triple camera with 50 megapixel main sensor, a discreet 8-megapixel wide angle and the macro camera as filler. 5,500 mAh battery with 100 W fast charging and fingerprint reader under the screen.

The OnePlus 12R arrives on February 5 and does so in the following combination and price:

  • OnePlus 12R 16/256GB. 699 euros.

OnePlus Buds 3

OnePlus Buds 3

  OnePlus Buds 3
Driver sensitivity 110 ± 1.3dB @ 1KHz @ 1mW
Frequency response range 15Hz – 40kHz
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.3

10 meter range

USB-C

Battery 58 mAh in the earpiece

520 mAh in the case

With ANC, 6.5 hours of autonomy, 28 with the case

Without ANC, 10 hours of autonomy, 44 with the case

Others 3 microphones

Active noise cancellation 49 dB

IP55 resistance

Dimensions Headphones: 31.68 x 20.22 x 24.4mm
Case: 58.72 x 50.15 x 25.8 mm
Weight Headphones: 4.87g.

Charging case: 50.4g

Price 57 euros to change

The third generation of the brand’s TWS headphones maintain an elegant design away from cables with audio quality that looks more than decent on paper. OnePlus offers HiRes sound and active noise cancellation that reaches 49 dB reduction.

With its charging case, the OnePlus Buds 3 reach a maximum autonomy of 28 hours with active noise cancellation; reducing to 6.5 hours per charge without the case. They include three microphones for said cancellation and maintain IP55 resistance.

The OnePlus Buds 3 arrive with their brothers to complete the brand’s accessories catalog. Its price is 99 euros and they will be available on January 23.

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