After several months of rumors and speculation about the features of the new iPhone 12, Apple has finally lifted the veil on 4 models featuring the 5G and the possibility of being recharged wirelessly. Here are all the details.
iPhone 12 tech specs: Models compared, price in USA
|Model||iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Display||5.4 inches OLED (2340 x1080)||6.1 inches OLED (2532 x 1170)||6.1 inches OLED (2532 x 1170)||6.7 inches (2778 x 1284)|
|Colors||Black, White, Red, Green and Blue||Black, White, Red, Green and Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Rear camera||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide f/2.4)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide f/2.4)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.0)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.2)|
|Zoom||5x digital||5x digital||2x optical/10x digital||2.5x optical12x digital|
|Front camera||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)|
|5G||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours video streaming||Up to 11 hours video streaming||Up to 11 hours video streaming||Up to 12 hours video streaming|
|Size||5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches||6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches|
|Weight||4.76 ounces||5.78 ounces||6.66 ounces||8.03 ounces|
For the iPhone 12, Apple offers a rather wide range with 4 devices. All offer a thinner design than the previous models with a ceramic coating and aluminum edges that provide greater resistance especially when dropped. The Pro and Pro Max versions benefit from stainless steel edges. All models are IP68 certified, which means that they can withstand a dive to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are available in black, white, RED, green and blue. The Pro and Pro Max versions are available in blue, gold, silver or graphite. All of them are equipped with the latest Apple A14 Bionic chip engraved in 5 nm.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, large screen and dual photo sensors
Let’s start with the smaller ones, the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 which share several components. The iPhone 12 mini has dimensions of 131.5×64.2×7.4 mm and a weight of 133 grams. The iPhone 12 measures 146.7×71.5×7.4 mm and weighs 162 grams. The screen of the mini measures 5.4 inches against 6.1 inches for the iPhone 12. They use a Super Retina XDR OLED HDR panel with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels for the mini and 1170×2532 pixels for the iPhone 12. The manufacturer announces a brightness of 1200 nits which is extremely high.
For the photo, the two devices embark two sensors of 12 megapixels with a wide angle of 120 degrees with a 2x optical zoom and optical stabilization. Both are capable of filming with 4K definition at 60 frames per second and HDR Dolby Vision up to 30 frames per second. On the front is a 12 megapixel sensor with portrait mode and Bokeh effect. The devices are therefore 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. Also note the integration of an Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip for “a capacity of perception of space”, according to the manufacturer. NFC is also used for contactless payment and pairing with a compatible device.
Wireless Qi or MagSafe charging
Apple does not communicate about battery capacity. This one always charges with a Lightning connector while some people thought that the manufacturer would switch to USB Type C. The battery can be charged wirelessly with a Qi system up to 7.5 W or with the new Apple MagSafe wireless charging accessory up to 15 W. Apple does not provide an AC charger in the box. Only the cable is included. It is also provided that the manufacturer does not deliver headphones with the product except for France where it is mandatory.
Prices and availability
The iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order from November 6 for a price of €809 for 64 GB of storage space. The 128GB version will be available for pre-order at €859 and expect a price of €979 for the 256GB version. The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order from October 16 for a price of €909 for 64 GB of internal memory, €959 for 128 GB and €1079 for 256 GB.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, especially for …pros
As part of a complete range, Apple also offers the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Their respective dimensions are 146.7×71.5×7.4 mm and 160.8×78.1×7.4 mm for weights of 187 grams and 226 grams. The Pro version has a screen of the same size as the iPhone 12, 6.1 inches. The Pro Max model uses a 6.7 inch screen. They respectively display resolutions of 1170×2532 pixels and 1284×2778 pixels based on a Dolby Vision compatible Super Retina XDR HDR panel.
An embedded Lidar scanner
On the back, there are three sensors of 12 megapixels so one more than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. There are ultra wide angle, wide angle and a telephoto lens with 2.5x optical zoom. There is double image stabilization. In addition, there is a Lidar scanner. The latter allows to measure with extreme precision the elements around the camera and for example, help professionals to arrange spaces. The applications are to be developed around the concept. On the front, there is a 12 megapixel f/2.2 sensor. The mobiles are compatible with 5G, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0. The integrated battery can be recharged with a Lightning cable provided. Like the other mobiles of the brand, the power supply is not delivered, but in France, we are entitled to the headphones included. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are compatible with wireless charging, but not Qi. It is necessary to use the Apple MagSafe system which allows charging up to 15 W.
Soon available for sale. Prices in europe
The iPhone 12 Pro will be available for pre-order from October 16 for a price of €1159 for 128GB of storage space. The 256GB version will be available for pre-order at €1279 and expect a price of €1509 for the 512GB version. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order from November 6 for a price of €1259 for 128GB of internal memory, €1379 for 256GB and €1609 for 512GB.