iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Announced: comes with super XDR OLED display & 5G
Apple announced 4 new smartphones yesterday under the iPhone 12 series. The smartphones are iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This year, Apple delayed in the release of the iPhone 12 series but I guess it was worth waiting.
According to the report from Nikkei Asia, Apple will be able to produce just 73-74 million units of iPhone 12 by the end of 2020 while the actual target was 80 million units. It is all because of the pandemic, Covid-19 that is alarming highly as a risk factor. Here are the specifications of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
Specs of iPhone 12:
Unlike its predecessor iPhone 11, iPhone 12 features a super XDR OLED display rather than an IPS LCD display which can be considered as a massive change by the company. The display measures 6.1 inches with support for a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels giving a pixel density of 460ppi and peak brightness of 1200 nits. The display refresh rate is 60Hz and secured an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
It has a wide notch on the top in terms of design and the display is protected with a ceramic shield that apple co-developed with Corning. The ceramic shield has “4 times better drop performance” and is “tougher than any smartphone glass” as promoted by apple. iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller in volume, and 16% lighter than iPhone 11.
iPhone 12 series is the first one from the company to have 5G smartphones. It supports mmWave in the US and also more widely spread sub-6GHz 5G.
iPhone 12 is fueled with the latest flagship chipset of the company called A14 bionic that has a six-core CPU: two powerful cores and 4 power-efficient cores. Also, it has 4 core GPU. It has 11.8 billion transistors which are almost 40% more than A13 bionic.
Apple is always renowned for its quality performance in the photography aspect. It has a 12MP f/1.6 main camera that has 27% better light capture. Thus, it can take images in Night Mode with more details. It has Smart HDR 3 which has improved white balance, texture, and saturation. The secondary camera in support is a 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide camera.
Unsurprisingly, Apple isn’t shipping chargers and earbuds in the box. You will only get Type-C to lightning cable in the box to charge your device. iPhone 11 also supports Magsafe which can be seamlessly attached to the rear side of the phone for wireless charging of 15W and wired charging of up to 20W.
Apple has also announced a Silicone Case, Clear Case, Leather Wallet, Magsafe, and Apple’s USB-C 20W charger exclusively for iPhone 12 series.
Price and Availability:
Five color options like Blue, Green, product Red, White, and Black are available for the smartphone. It comes in variants like 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. It will be available for pre-orders from the 16th of October and will be shipping from the 23rd of October. The starting price of the phone is $799 (~NPR 93,490) in the US.
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iPhone 12 Mini Specs:
iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest 5G smartphone to date. It comes with 5.4 inches super XDR OLED display that supports a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels with 460ppi pixel density and 1200nits peak brightness.
Other specs like chipset, camera system, charging, color options, are similar to iPhone 12. It’s just that it comes in a smaller size.
Price and Availability:
It has color options and variants similar to iPhone 12 but will be available for pre-orders from the 6th of November and will go on sale from the 13th of November at the starting price of $699 (~NPR 81,799) in the US.