What you need to know
- OnePlus 12R 256GB model is touted as a UFS 4.0 storage variant during the launch.
- The company has now apologized and promptly made changes to the device
- The statement comes amidst several users alleging OnePlus for falsely advertising the device.
The OnePlus 12R, with 256GB, was advertised as a faster storage variant with UFS 4.0 interface. However, a recent Antutu test from a Reddit user proved that the company made a mistake, and its representative has now confirmed the same.
OnePlus introduced Trinity Engine — a set of software algorithms that claims to keep its phones running smoother for extended periods. It further allows users to launch their apps faster and keep them locked open for up to 72 hours. OnePlus then stated that the Trinity Engine would work flawlessly on UFS 4.0 storage variants, OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R (256GB) in this case.
The Reddit post claimed that the OnePlus 12R 256GB storage variant and the Antutu tests revealed that the device doesn’t feature UFS 4.0 but the UFS 3.1 instead.
Hold your horses, OnePlus12R buyers! 🚨🚨🚨OnePlus is allegedly falsely advertising UFS 4.0 storage on the OnePlus 12R’s 256 GB variant. A thread 🧵Retweets appreciated 🔁A OnePlus executive has confirmed that the 256 GB variant of the OnePlus 12R indeed is UFS 3.1.… pic.twitter.com/U4WRJPfKLPFebruary 10, 2024
Several users on X soon picked up on this, alleging that OnePlus had falsely advertised the 12R as featuring a faster storage option. The comments section within the Reddit post (screenshot posted by Noah Cat on X) further showcased that a OnePlus support representative confirmed the absence of UFS 4.0 to a OnePlus 12R user.
After all the fiasco over the weekend, OnePlus released an update through its community post confirming the absence of UFS 4.0 on the OnePlus 12R, stating “it was an honest mistake from the company’s side.”
However, the OnePlus 12R featuring UFS 3.1 storage would still support Trinity Engine and have all the features announced at the launch. The company also quickly changed the 256GB storage option featuring UFS 4.0 to UFS 3.1 in the device specs sheet on the OnePlus website.
Although OnePlus prmptly corrected its mistake quickly and apologized, the phone’s lack of UFS 3.1 in 2024 is a disadvantage, particularly given its higher mid-range pricing point. However, it’s unlikely that the typical user would notice this right away, as the UFS 3.1 interface is seen in older OnePlus phones, such as the OnePlus 9, and budget Pixel phones, like the Pixel 7a and even the older Pixel 6a.