OnePlus 12 launch confirmed and it's sooner than we thought

The new Android phone is coming before the end of the year

OnePlus 12 render
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When it comes to the Android phone market, competition is more fierce than ever before. Users are blessed with devices from classic manufacturers and more modern brands alike, all offering fantastic specs for your budget.

One of the most long-standing brands in the market right now is OnePlus. Once the plucky upstarts of the community, these devices are now some of the most revered on the market. In fact, the brand are celebrating their tenth anniversary on the 4th of December this year – and that's the date when they will launch their new flagship device.

That's called the OnePlus 12, and will take the baton from the current generation OnePlus 11. That device was widely regarded as one of the strongest options available, and the new variant looks set to push that even further.

According to rumoured specs, it could feature a hefty triple camera setup on the rear of the device, a whopping 5,400mAh battery and up to 24GB of RAM. Elsewhere, we're also expecting the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, while it should also keep the 100W wired charging facility found in the current model.

The timing of the release is interesting, though. It's around a month earlier than their handsets have traditionally. That makes sense to tie in with the anniversary celebrations, but it could change the release schedule moving forward.

It's also worth mentioning that this is expected to be a launch date in the Chinese market. While there is no confirmation, it's likely that the wider global launch date will come thereafter – usually around a month after the Asian launch date.

Still, it's an exciting development. OnePlus makes some of my favourite devices on the market right now, loaded with top hardware and decent software at great prices. I, for one, am excited to see what they can do with their new flagship.

Regardless, with the launch date just a fortnight away, we won't have to wait long until we can find out.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.