iPhone 12 Series: Overview and Specification

iPhone 12 series was revealed by Apple at its virtual event on Tuesday. It consists of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Among these, the iPhone 12 mini is the most affordable and the smallest phone in this series. The iPhone 12 is designed as the successor to the iPhone 11 similarly the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are projected the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, respectively. The whole series comes with 5G support and powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. These latest models also run on iOS 14 out-of-the-box. 

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iPhone 12 Series : Overview

iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max run on iOS 14 and come with Super Retina XDR OLED displays — featuring a Ceramic Shield glass cover on top. These new models are also powered by the A14 Bionic SoC that is already available on the latest iPad Air and comes with the fourth-generation Neural Engine.

The A14 Bionic is introduced to handle talks including 4K video editing. It is also claimed to deliver a 40 percent boost in CPU performance and a 30% improvement in graphics over the existing A13 Bionic chip. 

iPhone 12 series: Display

The iPhone 12 mini comes in a 5.4-inch size, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share the same 6.1-inch form-factor. iPhone 12 Pro Max is the biggest in the series, with a 6.7-inch size. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 also features 12-megapixel dual rear cameras that include a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle shooter, with an f/1.6 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively.

iPhone 12 series: Camera

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, offers 12-megapixel triple rear cameras with a wide (f/1.6), ultra-wide (f/2.4), and an additional telephoto (f/2.0 on Pro and f/2.2 on Pro Max) lens. They also include a LiDAR (a portmanteau of light and radar) scanner for better auto-focus in low light (and Night-mode Portraits), improved depth photography, and augmented reality (AR) measurements. The iPhone 12 Pro Max also carries a 47 percent larger wide camera sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro offers 4x optical zoom while the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a 5x optical zoom with the telephoto sensor. All four models feature 12-megapixel f/2.2 front cameras.

iPhone 12 series: Battery life

In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 mini claims to deliver up to 15 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 12 claims to deliver up to 17 hours video playback – the same as the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is projected to deliver the “longest battery life in an iPhone” with up to 20 hours of video playback and it also supports MagSafe wireless charging at up to 15W, and Qi wireless charging at up to 7.5W.

iPhone 12 mini: Specification

Display: Super Retina XDR OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density)
OS: iOS 14
Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (Hexa-core)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Rear-Camera: 12MP,f/1.6 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″ with Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands, and dictation
Battery:  Li-Ion, non-removable, fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (as advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0, Qi fast wireless charging 15W

iPhone 12: Specification

Display: Super Retina XDR OLED 6.1 inches display with 1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
OS: iOS 14
Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (Hexa-core)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Rear-Camera: 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, with Quad-LED dual-ton e flash
Front camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands, and dictation
Battery:  Li-Ion, non-removable, fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (as advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0, Qi fast wireless charging 15W

iPhone 12 Pro: Specification

Display: Super Retina XDR OLED 6.1 inches display with 1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
OS: iOS 14
Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (Hexa-core)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Rear-Camera: 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth), with Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands, and dictation
Battery:  Li-Ion, non-removable, fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (as advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0, Qi fast wireless charging 15W

iPhone 12 Pro Max: Specification

Display: Super Retina XDR OLED 6.7 inches display with 1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
OS: iOS 14
Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (Hexa-core)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Rear-Camera:12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, Sensor-shift OIS, 12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom, 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth), with Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands, and dictation
Battery:  Li-Ion, non-removable, fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (as advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0, Qi fast wireless charging 15W

 

In addition, The company is calling the iPhone 12 mini the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G smartphone in the world.