OnePlus May Launch A New Phone With Satellite Connectivity. Here’s What To Expect

OnePlus May Launch A New Phone With Satellite Connectivity. Here’s What To Expect


New renders of the purported OnePlus 13 have surfaced online, but before the company’s next-generation devices launch, the current number series flagship, the OnePlus 12, may receive a significant upgrade with the next major OS update. According to reports, the Android 15 Beta on the OnePlus 12 may give the phone support for satellite connectivity. Notably, Google has recently begun rolling out Android 15 Beta 2 on several Android smartphones from smartphone OEMs like OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Vivo, and Xiaomi, among others. (Read our full review of the OnePlus 12 here)

According to an Android Authority report, OnePlus is likely to introduce a smartphone with satellite connectivity soon. The report cites X, formerly Twitter user OneNormalUsername (@1NormalUsername), who noted that the OnePlus 12 Settings app in the latest Android 15 Beta includes a section that reads “Satellite mobile phone.”

It is pertinent to note that OnePlus has not officially announced a new OnePlus 12 variant with satellite communication capabilities.

However, if the report is accurate, it is possible that such a variant could be released later this year. Therefore, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt. Additionally, the handset with satellite connectivity may be launched outside of China. Presently, there are no Android smartphones outside of China that support satellite connectivity.

OnePlus 12 Features And Specs In India

To recall, the flagship OnePlus 12 was launched in India in two colours: Flowy Emerald and Silky Black. Fuelled by the top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, Qualcomm’s swiftest mobile processor to date, it ensures lightning-fast performance ideal for demanding applications and multitasking. With a hefty 5,400mAh battery, the OnePlus 12 comes with proprietary 100W SuperVOOC wired charging. Running on OxygenOS 14, based on Android 14, the smartphone has a clean software with customisations atop.

On the photography front, the OnePlus 12 comes with a versatile triple-lens configuration at the back, led by a 50MP main sensor, accompanied by a 64MP telephoto camera and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. For capturing selfies, it has a 32MP front-facing camera. Boasting a 6.82-inch Quad HD+ LTPO OLED display, the OnePlus 12 promises a seamless visual experience with its adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. According to OnePlus, the screen has a peak brightness of 4,500 nits.

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