Apple has unveiled the iPhone 12, the first ever 5G Apple phone, and the successor of iPhone 11 and a smaller iPhone 12 mini.

Apple said the iPhone 12 has the most 5G bands in a single smartphone to best utilize the next-generation technology.

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12’s design features an aluminum frame with smooth edges and a glass back, which makes it 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11, despite offering the same 6.1-inch size display.

Apple has also switched from an LCD screen to an OLED panel on the iPhone 12, offering a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, HDR10, and Dolby Vision support.

The iPhone 12 is powered by the A14 Bionic, the first smartphone chip to be built using a 5nm manufacturing process.

It feature 12MP main camera that promises 27% improvement in low-light performance, along with a 12MP ultra-wide secondary camera. There is a 12MP camera on the front with support for Face ID. All the cameras now have night mode and there is a new night mode time-lapse feature.

Three storage options are available – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB – while there will also be five colors to choose from – black, white, red, blue, and green.

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) – for China
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – A2176
  • 5G bands: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 Sub6/mmWave – A2176
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 13
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, October 23

Design

  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 164 g (5.78 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
  • Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Display

  • Type: Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
  • Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Dolby Vision
  • Wide color gamut
  • True-tone

Operating System

  • iOS 14

Hardware

  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • RAM:
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • NVMe

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
  • Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Video: [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
  • Selfie Camera: Dual
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
    • SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Mulitmedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: Lightning, USB 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • USB Power Delivery 2.0
  • Qi fast wireless charging 15W

Models: A2399, A2176, A2398, A2400, A2399

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 12 in colors

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 is expected to open on October 16 with shipments beginning on October 23, starting at $799.

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