Looks like iQOO is going to set the launch of its next smartphone earlier than expected. This year we saw iQOO launching the iQOO 11 in Jan which was also the first device powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in India. Now the same thing is gonna repeat with the successor aka iQOO 12.

As per the tipster, the new iQOO 12 will be the first flagship powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in India. Further, the source also revealed that the iQOO 12 will be launching in India sometime in late Nov or early December if all goes well. Apart from this nothing much about the device is known at the moment.

With Qualcomm launching its flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC later this month we can expect the iQOO 12 series to launch in China by mid-November.

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Vivo’s iQOO 12 phone is rumored to have a 64 MP telephoto camera, and today a reliable leakster confirmed that – we’re looking at an OmniVision 64B sensor with a 3x telephoto lens.

Besides having an OmniVision sensor – OV50H with 50 MP resolution and OIS, the ultrawide-angle camera will have a Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor with 50 MP resolution.

The early leaks from Digital Chat Station are usually accurate, and we believe this one is as well. It has been six generations since an iQOO 5 Pro 5G with an 8 MP telephoto camera and 5x optical zoom was introduced with a periscope lens. Vivo is still not ready to reintroduce an iQOO with a periscope lens yet.

However, adding a 64 MP camera with OIS (a feature surprisingly missing from the predecessor iQOO 11 Pro) is a big step forward. iQOO was originally designed for gamers, but has evolved into a power user brand. The new installment series should finally enable a flagship camera experience for those with the new vivo V3 ISP.