OnePlus 12 Lands With Cutting-Edge Design, Can the Radical Lure Enthusiasts Like Flagships of Old?

OnePlus 12 smartphone has officially arrived, launching December 11th at an attainable 4299RMB price equating to around $620 USD. Extreme hardware and radical craftsmanship aim to shake up the Android flagship space – but can the OnePlus 12 capture past glories?

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Visually, buyers can select between three distinct models, each introducing industry-first materials. Options include ceramic glass with a cosmic sheen, stacked glass layering panes for depth, and an improved matte silk texture.

Beneath the novel constructions lies a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor enabling elite performance via TSMC’s 4nm process. Up to 24GB LPDDR5X RAM and massive 1TB UFS 4.0 storage also make the cut.

Cameras see major upgrades as well, headlined by Sony’s cutting-edge 50MP LYT-808 sensor. A periscope array facilitates 3.3x optical zoom, while an ultra-wide lens captures sweeping 114-degree perspectives. Even selfies get an overhaul with a 32MP front shooter.

Of course the screen steals the spotlight, as a 6.82” 2K LTPO display dynamically shifts between 1Hz and 120Hz for silky visuals without sacrificing battery. 1500 nits peak brightness and localized 4500-nit HDR promise excellent daylight visibility and vibrancy, customized BOE component also helped OnePlus secure display certifications from DisplayMate and TÜV Rheinland alike.

Haptics represent another key area of innovation. Utilizing advanced linear actuators and AI, the OnePlus 12’s contextual haptic engine conveys unprecedented tactile realism across over 70 scenarios from gaming to typing.

Even seemingly minor additions like Bluetooth 5.4 demonstrate OnePlus’s commitment to cutting-edge tech. From charging to IPs water resistance and everything between, OnePlus 12 omits no spec sheet boxes.

By combining envelope-pushing engineering with still-reasonable pricing, the OnePlus 12 makes an aggressive case as year 2023-2024 foremost Android option. Of course with rivals like Galaxy S24 gearing up too, the battlefield grows fiercely competitive.

Can the radical OnePlus 12 lure enthusiasts like flagships of old? Or has the value formula faded too far amidst ultra-premium price tags?

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