The OnePlus 12 and Realme GT5 Pro announcements in China were the highlights of this week. The OnePlus 12 is the maker’s best flagship yet – it brings the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, 12GB, 16GB or even 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM, up to 1TB of storage. Upfront, there’s a 6.82-inch LTPO AMOLED panel with up to 4,500 nits of brightness. There are three powerful cameras on the back – a 50 MP 1/1.4-inch dual-layer stacked Sony Lytia 808 sensor, a 64 MP 70m 1/2.0-inch periscope zoom, and a 48 MP 1/2.0-inch ultrawide.
The 12 packs a solid 5,400mAh battery with 100W wired charging and marks the return of wireless charging, to the tune of 50W. There’s also IP65 protection against dust and water. The OnePlus 12 will launch in China on December 11 with an expected global arrival in January.
The Realme GT5 Pro shares the impressive chipset and RAM combo, as well as the 5,400mAh battery and charging options. The display is still a searing 4,500 nit max unit but it’s a 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED screen with a lower 1264x2780px resolution. The main camera uses the same 50 MP dual-stacked sensor as the OnePlus 12, but the ultrawide is an inferior 8 MP, while the periscope is a much more capable 50 MP 65mm zoom with a bigger 1/1.56-inch sensor. The Realme GT5 Pro is on pre-order and will ship on December 14 in China. It’s unlikely to reach global markets, sadly.
Xiaomi said that the Redmi Note 13 Pro series will become global in January 2024. It consists of three members – the Redmi Note 13, Note 13 Pro and the Note 13 Pro+ which features a 200 MP main cam. All three Note 13 series phones were launched in China back in September and we can expect all three to launch in India at the January launch event.
Nothing teased the Phone 2a launch by saying that something is coming this week. That’s all but we have an idea that it will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, dual cameras and Nothing’s signature Glyph interface rear panel.
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