Oppo K12 tipped to launch with Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SOC

Oppo K11 had Snapdragon 782G

In July last year, the Oppo K11 was launched in China as a rebranded OnePlus Nord CE 3. The phone featured the Snapdragon 782G chipset, a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor with OIS, and a 5,000mAh battery with 100W charging. The brand will soon launch its successor in China, the Oppo K12.

A post by Digital Chat Station on Weibo has revealed the SOC that powers the K12, and it looks like Oppo will stick to the Qualcomm route for now.

Oppo K11 was a rebranded OnePlus Nord CE 3

As per the source, the Oppo K12 is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset (SM7550). The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset was launched in November last year, featuring a 15% faster CPU and 50% faster GPU than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The naming is a bit confusing because, while it sounds like the most powerful 7-series chip, it still sits below the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 in terms of performance. This chipset is built on the TSMC’s 4nm process and has an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.63GHz.

It is worth mentioning that the first smartphone with Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is the Honor 100, launched in December last year.

Right now, we don’t know anything else about the Oppo K12, except for the SOC. It is also possible that the phone will launch in the global market as a OnePlus device since last year’s K11 was a rebranded OnePlus Nord CE 3. So, the Oppo K12 might launch as the OnePlus Nord CE 4 (or 5) in the global market.

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