OnePlus has revealed the design for its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 12. Despite being an established brand, known for innovative design, the OnePlus 12 opts for a familiar look, sharing the same design as its predecessor. While this might not bring a groundbreaking launch, it provides a sense of familiarity and stability. However, there’s no indication of an earlier anticipated wooden grain shell, possibly disappointing some expectations.

It’s hard to say which company started the camera design trend, but OnePlus has been experimenting. Last year, the OnePlus 10 had a unique twist, extending the raised camera bump to the side. The OnePlus 11 this year introduced a circular camera island design, giving the phone the appearance of wearing a monocle or an eyepatch.

The OnePlus 12 adopts the same design but with a crucial change – now featuring four sensors. One of them is likely an RGB or 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, causing the flash to relocate outside the enclosure. This adjustment gives the camera a more symmetrical look. While there are no major visible alterations, OnePlus maintains its brand identity for another generation. While not appealing to everyone, the design is undeniably distinctive.

OnePlus has officially revealed some details about the OnePlus 12, but the earlier leaked “wood grain shell” hasn’t been confirmed yet – it might be a new variant or an official protective case. The phone comes in three glass colors with different textures: White is silky, black is ceramic-like, and the green variant aims for a marble-like aesthetic.

OnePlus hasn’t disclosed all the details about its upcoming flagship, so there might be more to come. The hardware includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, and the camera setup is anticipated to feature a 50MP main camera and a 64MP telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom. The OnePlus 12 is set to be officially announced in China next week, with a global date expected on December 15.