Tech Conglomerate Apple unveiled their latest series of smartphones in their Hi, Speed event yesterday.
The IPhone 12 series features IPhone 12, IPhone 12 Mini, IPhone 12 Pro and the IPhone 12 Pro Max. The Iphone 12 and the IPhone 12 Pro debut with a retail starting from $799 and $999 respectively and will be available to pre-order from October 16th, while the IPhone 12 Mini and the Iphone 12 Pro Max will retail starting from $699 and $1099 respectively and will be available to pre-order from November 6th. All variants will have storage capacities starting from 128GB and will go up till 512GB.
The IPhone 12 series is Apple’s first 5G enabled smartphones with Apple touting the 5G network supporting speeds of up to 4Gbps download in ideal conditions, and up to 200mbps upload. The IPhone 12 is also 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.
The Iphone 12 series features a Super Retina XDR OLED 1080p display with a flat sided, Aluminum frame and are both IP68 certified water resistant devices. The IPhone 12 comes with a screen size of 6.1 inches while the Mini comes with a size of 5.4 Inches. Both models have 2x more pixels compared to the IPhone 11 which had a 720p LCD display. The iPhone 12 has a 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and the iPhone 12 Mini has a 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi. The Iphone 12 Pro comes with a screen size of 6.1 inches while the Pro Max version comes at 6.7 inches. The 12 Pro also has a 2532×1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi while the 12 Pro Max has 2778×1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi.
All 4 models come with a true tone, HDR display with wide color (P3) and support haptic feedback. The contrast ratio on them is 20,00,000:1 (typical) and offer a fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating on the back of the phones. The IPhone 12 Pro and the Pro max models provide 800 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness (HDR) while the IPhone 12 and the Mini model provides 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness (HDR).
The IPhone 12 and the Mini support a dual camera system with a 12MP ultrawide camera with a f/2.4 aperture and a 12MP wide camera with a f/1.2 aperture which should ideally make for better low light and portrait shots. The Pro and the Pro Max model support a triple camera system with a 12MP ultrawide camera with a f/2.4 aperture, 12MP wide camera with a f/1.6 aperture and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.0 aperture.
Apple are also bringing back the MagSafe charging brand which they previously used on their Macbook line. So, basically what this feature presents is consumers can use the MagSafe wireless charger which slaps on the back of the IPhone and helps align with the magnet built in the IPhone and charge the phone wirelessly (Not really!). The phone will charge at 15W which is standard 2020 speed. In addition to this, Apple also showcased plenty of other MagSafe accessories, like a wallet that can attach to the back of your iPhone via magnets, and wallet is shielded so it will be safe for credit cards.
The IPhone 12 series also sports the A14 Bionic chip which is the first ever 5 nani meter chip in any phone with a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU with better machine learning performance and image processing. In addition to this, Apple also claimed that the A14 Bionic chip promises to be 40% more powerful than the A13 Bionic chip from the IPhone 11.
The IPhone 12 Pro and the Pro Max versions will be available in 4 distinct colors: Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver and Graphite. The IPhone 12 and the Mini models will come in 5 different colors: Black, White, Green, Red, and Blue.
In case you missed the Apple event for other hardware reveal, you can watch it below –