The eagerly awaited OnePlus 12 (a part of the dual release strategy we earlier reported) is scheduled to launch globally on January 23rd, and photography enthusiasts are in for a treat. Building upon its already impressive camera capabilities, the OnePlus 12 will introduce the 4th Gen Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, taking smartphone photography to new heights. In collaboration with Hasselblad, OnePlus has crafted a unique photography narrative called “Make the Moment,” aiming to empower users to capture life’s fleeting moments with ease and artistry.
Enhancing the Photography Experience
At the core of the OnePlus 12’s photography prowess lies its powerful camera hardware. The device boasts an industry-first customized Sony LYT-808 wide-angle camera, featuring a large 1/1.4-inch sensor size and up to 24,600 FWC. This upgrade allows for superior low-light performance, capturing detailed and clear images even in challenging lighting conditions. Additionally, the incorporation of an ALC Coating IR filter minimizes red glare and artifacts, further enriching image quality.
Furthermore, the OnePlus 12 sports a 64MP OV64B 3X periscope telephoto lens, equipped with a 1/2-inch sensor size and ƒ/2.6 aperture. This significant improvement over the IMX709 used in the OnePlus 11 enables 3X optical zoom, 6X in-sensor zoom, and an astonishing 120X Hybrid Zoom. Users can now capture breathtaking images from near or far distances with unparalleled precision.
Latest HDR Algorithm: Bringing Images to Life
The acclaimed TurboRAW HDR algorithm from the OnePlus 11 has received notable enhancements for the OnePlus 12. Now capable of replicating the intricate interplay of natural lights and shadows, the Latest HDR Algorithm delivers images that exude a lifelike quality. Unlike conventional HDR algorithms that combine multiple exposures to create a well-balanced photo, the OnePlus 12’s algorithm understands the nuances of light and shadow, capturing subtle details and processing them according to the laws of physics. This results in images with textured, three-dimensional aspects, giving them a tangible quality.
Hasselblad Portrait Mode: Authentic Bokeh and Flare Effects
In partnership with Hasselblad, OnePlus has introduced an additional focal length in portrait mode that embodies the iconic Hasselblad style. By simulating the natural bokeh and flare effects of Hasselblad lenses with XCD 30, 65, and 90V lenses, the 1x to 3x Portrait Mode on the OnePlus 12 produces an authentic depth of field with seamless transitions between the subject and background. This novel approach prevents distortion and creates a natural, vibrant depth of field, making subjects stand out with unmatched portrait perfection.
Master Mode and Other Exciting Features
The Pro Mode on the OnePlus 11 has been significantly upgraded and renamed Master Mode on the OnePlus 12. Offering more practical settings such as tint, sharpness, contrast, dark corner, and saturation, users can fine-tune their images before capturing them. This convenient feature ensures that photos are social media-ready, eliminating the need for post-processing.
Moreover, the OnePlus 12 supports 4K video shooting, complemented by Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision® is a groundbreaking HDR imaging technology that showcases extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness on compatible displays. When combined with the Dolby Vision supported display, the OnePlus 12 provides an immersive, end-to-end Dolby Vision experience for both video recording and playback.
Continued Commitment to Photography Excellence
OnePlus remains committed to refining its photography capabilities, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with smartphone cameras. Future updates will focus on enhancing clarity, natural lights and shadows, and accurate color representation to deliver an increasingly professional photography experience.