iPhone 12 release date and price

There aren’t any official iPhone 12 release date rumors as yet, but apple launches its new phones almost metronomically, and while every year there’s a rumor of it changing, it’s always held to a similar time.

Probably it’s going to launch in September 2020, and most probably in the second week of the month. So we’re going to guess that we’ll see Apple unveil the iPhone 12 on 8 September. There’s also the outside chance that the novel coronavirus outbreak in China – where the iPhone is usually manufactured – may impact on the production of the next iPhone. One report from sources saying the development will be unaffected though, and we currently believe that to be the case considering how late it’s expected to launch in the year.

When it comes to the iPhone 12 price, it’s likely to stay broadly in line with the current models. For reference, the iPhone 11 starts at $699 / £729 / AU$1,199, the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 / £1,049 / AU$1,749, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,149 / AU$1,899. Reports also suggest that the cost of materials for the iPhone 12 range might go up, which could mean even higher prices at retail.

iPhone 12 design

Apple could be making some big changes to the design and screen for the iPhone 12 range. according to analysts, with the front-facing camera potentially set to be embedded under the screen. we’ll expect this thing in the upcoming iPhone 12 series.

Another leak suggests Apple is developing a new Face ID. This new Face ID will be dropped entirely in favor of an under-screen fingerprint scanner.

Another leak says the designs will actually be staying much the same, other than some differences in the camera layout and the dimensions. Based on this leak, the 5.4-inch iPhone could be around 131mm tall, the 6.1-inch could be around 147mm, and the 6.7-inch model could be slightly taller than the 158mm iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, it’s also said to be thinner, apparently coming in at 7.4mm thick, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 8.1mm thick.

The iPhone 12 Pro versions adding a time-of-flight sensor, the budget flagship adding a telephoto lens, and series-wide support for 5G as well as finally switching to USB-C. Apple also going to equipping an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This would be a big change for the brand since current models don’t have a fingerprint scanner at all.  iPhone 12 comes in two color variants; the forest green and a navy blue.

A new display for the iPhone 12?

iPhone 12 series might behave 120Hz refresh rate, up from 60Hz on current models. The iPhone 12 Pro Max could have a 6.7-inch screen (up from 6.5 inches on the iPhone 11 Pro Max), and the iPhone 12 Pro could have a 5.45-inch screen (down from 5.8 inches on the iPhone 11 Pro). iPhone 12 series upgraded from LCD to OLED.

iPhone 12 specs and camera

Another big change could take the form of 5G, which has been widely rumored for the iPhone 12. That could well be supported by both a custom-made 5G antenna, a 5nm A14 Bionic processor inside the iPhone 12.

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have 6GB RAM and the standard iPhone 12 will apparently stick with 4GB. The chipset is an A14 Bionic leaked benchmark that showed it had a single-core and multi-core score that was ahead of the Snapdragon 865.

The iPhone 12 might be getting changes in camera with a laser-powered 3D camera and a depth-sensing camera. The main camera comes with 64MP, over the 12MP snapper on the previous few versions, which would be a huge upgrade. The leak also suggests that the phone will have multiple lenses that support night mode shooting, and the ultra-wide snapper could have a dedicated macro mode.

Reports also suggest Apple and other manufacturers may soon use GaN power adapters. These are currently used by Xiaomi and allow for fast-charging speeds up to 65 watts. the iPhone 12 will also use new software, namely iOs 14, and while we don’t know much about this yet, leaks also suggest it could feature a new, iPadOS-inspired app switching screen.

So here are the new things in the iPhone 12 series:

1. Exciting new features

2. A new design

3. An in-screen everything

4. A higher refresh rate

5. Battery boosts

6. 5G support

Specification of iPhone 12

SUMMARY

PerformanceApple A13 Bionic
Storage64 GB
Camera13MP + 13MP + 13MP
Battery4100 mAh
Display6.67″ (16.94 cm)
Ram6 GB

KEY SPECS

Front Camera13 MP
Battery4100 mAh
ProcessorApple A13 Bionic
Display6.67 inches
Ram6 GB
Rear Camera13 MP + 13 MP + 13 MP

SPECIAL FEATURES

Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint SensorYes

GENERAL

Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemiOS v13.0
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
ModeliPhone 12 Pro Max
Launch DateMarch 27, 2020 (Unofficial)
BrandApple
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: eSIM
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes

MULTIMEDIA

Fm RadioNo
Audio JackUSB Type-C
LoudspeakerYes

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetApple A13 Bionic
GraphicsApple GPU (four-core graphics)
ProcessorHexa Core (2.65 GHz, Dual core, Lightning + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Thunder)
Architecture64 bit
Ram6 GB

DESIGN

RuggednessDust proof
WaterproofYes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 4 meter), IP68
ColoursGold, Silver, Space Grey

DISPLAY

Display TypeOLED
Bezelless DisplayYes
Pixel Density444 ppi
Screen ProtectionYes
Screen Size6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
Screen Resolution1242 x 2688 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

STORAGE

Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryNo

CAMERA

Camera SetupSingle
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution4128 x 3096 Pixels
AutofocusYes Phase Detection autofocus
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution13 MP Primary Camera
Optical Image StabilisationYes
FlashYes Retina Flash

BATTERY

User ReplaceableNo
TypeLi-ion
Quick ChargingYes Fast
Wireless ChargingYes
Capacity4100 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
VolteYes
Usb TypecYes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
NfcYes
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM
Sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available