iQOO 12 announced for Malaysia

The gaming-centric sub-brand under the vivo umbrella, iQOO today announced the iQOO 12 for Malaysia.

According to the brand, the all-new flagship smartphone was crafted to push the boundaries of design, speed and performance to new heights, giving users an unmatched mobile gaming experience.

iQOO further said in their press release to PhoneSentral that the iQOO 12 takes its inspiration from BMW M Motorsport to deliver an unrivalled and breathtaking flagship gaming experience like no other, combining Qualcomm’s latest high-performance Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 processor with customised Supercomputing Chip Q1.

iQOO 12 highlights

As one of the very first smartphones to feature the industry-leading Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, iQOO 12 harnesses the performance advantages of a new processor architecture manufactured using the latest 4mm technology. Coupled with a custom Supercomputing Chip Q1 that further enhances in-game performance, fast memory, and lightning quick flash storage, iQOO stands unopposed in terms of gaming prowess.

The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform by Qualcomm introduces a balanced octa-core design, comprising a prime Cortex-X4 core, five Cortex-A720 performance cores, and two Cortex-A520 efficiency cores. This innovative architecture ensures groundbreaking performance and power efficiency. The Adreno 750 GPU ensures dominant gaming, while 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS4.0 flash storage provide seamless app loading and ample space for the latest mobile games.

Inside, the iQOO 12 is powered by a Pro-Performance Graphite Battery equivalent to 5000 mAh(TYP) that supports 120W FlashCharge.

According to QOO, graphite battery technology offers significantly improved energy density compared to traditional battery solutions.

The smartphone is alsp packed with the latest flagship-grade mobile processor, memory, and storage, iQOO debuts Supercomputing Chip Q1, a customised display chip that offers Game Super Resolution, Game Super Frame Rate and Game Display Enhancement.

The displayof the smartphone is a 6.78-inch, 144Hz AMOLED LTPO display featuring 1.5K resolution, 452 PPI pixel density, and HDR10+ support.

It also boasts a remarkable 80,00,000:1 contrast ratio and reaches 3,000 units of local peak brightness and has a high-frequency 2,160Hz PWM dimming and low blue light eye protection.

To ensure comfort during extended gaming, the device incorporates a Four-Zone Cooling System, including a 6K Vapour Chamber for efficient CPU heat dissipation, a Low Temperature Sensitivity design, and an Under-Display Graphite Cooling Film to minimise hot spots and maintain a cool grip.

Behind, a triple rear camera system with a Porthole Design has a powerful 50MP Astrography Camera with VCS2.0 biomimetic spectral technology.

Video recording includes 8K@30 FPS, 4K@30/60 FPS, and 720p,1080p video at up to 240 FPS for stunning slow-motion shots, with OIS and EIS stabilisation support for sharp photography.

The setup also includes a 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera and 50MP Wide-Angle Camera for a versatile imaging experience.

The iQOO 12 comes in Legend (white) and Alpha (black) editions, both designed to evoke adventure and speed.

It is only 8.1mm in thickness and 203.7g in weight with the smartphone also IP64 dust and water-splash resistant.

It runs on FuntouchOS 14 based on the latest Android 14 operating system.

iQOO 12 price and availability

The iQOO 12 had already been released in Malaysia based iQOO stores at a retail price of RM3,399.

Malaysians who opt to buy this smartphone can enjoy gifts valued up to RM408, including a 1-year extended warranty and 1-year screen crack protection.

Moreover, Malaysians can avail themselves of an appealing RM 50 OFF voucher and up to a 10% platform voucher, offering Malaysians an exclusive deal for the upcoming 12.12 Promo, where they can acquire the iQOO 12 at RM 3,349.