The OnePlus 12 will include a 64MP periscope telephoto camera, the company has confirmed. OnePlus confirmed as much via Weibo, as it said we’ll get more information on November 12.
The OnePlus 12 will include a 64MP periscope telephoto camera
What about the phone’s other cameras? Well, the OnePlus 12 is expected to have three of them on the back. Based on the information that we’ve seen thus far, the main one will be a 50MP unit from Sony.
OnePlus will allegedly utilize a Sony LYT-808 camera, the same one it used on the OnePlus Open. Some rumors suggested it could be the Sony LYT-900, but it seems like it won’t be. OnePlus will allegedly opt for the LYT-808 for stability reasons, to offer a great experience out of the box.
This kind of makes sense, as in the past, OnePlus’ phones did need a couple of updates to improve the camera experience, and bring it to the level those phones deserved. It seems like OnePlus wants everything to be perfect out of the box.
The ultrawide unit will seemingly be the same as on the OnePlus 11
What about the third camera, the ultrawide one? Well, based on what Abhishek Yadav said, it will be a 48-megapixel unit from Sony, the Sony IMX581 sensor. That’s actually the same sensor used in the OnePlus 11 (for the ultrawide camera).
Based on this, the OnePlus 12 is set to use a 50-megapixel main camera (Sony LYT-808 sensor), a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto unit (OV64B, based on rumors), and a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera (Sony IMX581 sensor).
Now, the aforementioned tipster, Abhishek Yadav, said that the phone’s periscope telephoto camera will support 3x optical zoom. That’s kind of disappointing considering this is a periscope camera. We are hoping for at least 5x optical zoom, but we’ll see. Either way, even 3x would be an improvement as the OnePlus 11 offered 2x optical zoom.
In case OnePlus ends up offering 3x optical zoom, we’ll surely get some sort of hybrid zoom at 6x or something like that, similar to what the OnePlus Open offers.