- iPhone 12 will have a significantly bigger battery and a much more powerful processor.
- The new Apple device will feature many improvements in the camera system as well.
- The most exciting part will be a new 120Hz “ProMotion” OLED display, possibly only for the Pro model.
iPhone 12 is naturally one of not the most anticipated smartphone devices of 2020, and while we’re still far from its actual launch date, we already got a couple of revelations to keep the rumor mill turning. In March, we discussed the patents pointing towards an underwater interface that could enable iPhone 12 users to take images of the aquatic life, as well as to create submerged stories. Then, a subsequent leak confirmed the existence of a notch for the upcoming generation and presented a better Night Mode and Smart HDR, a bigger battery, and 5G connectivity.
Now, leaker Max Weinbach claims to have more information to share with us, making the following claims for the iPhone 12:
- It’s going to come in 6.1” and 6.7” screen sizes
- The screens will feature a refresh rate of 120Hz
- The capacity of the battery is going to be 4400mAh
- FaceID will be greatly improved for speed and accuracy
- A LiDAR scanner on the rear will improve autofocus speed and accuracy
- Augmented Reality features will see an amazing improvement
- Portrait Mode is going to work a lot better than before
- The noise in low-light images taken with Smart HDR will be reduced
- The optical zoom of the camera system is going to be increased to 3x
The camera department is something that we expect to see improvements on, as this has been the focus of iPhones for a very long time now. Along with the next-gen A14 Bionic chip that is going to be even more energy-efficient than A13, the bigger battery is great to see as well, even though it was expected. The first benchmarks of A14 that leaked indicate that Apple’s new processor is going to destroy Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and score far better than the A13.
The most exciting part, though, is probably the announcement of the 120Hz “ProMotion” OLED display, although this may only be made available on the “Pro” model. iPhones were stuck in 60Hz, even if the competition from Android moved forward and embraced the smoothness that comes with higher refresh rates. From internet browsing to intense gaming, the benefits that come with a 120Hz display manifest everywhere, and once your eyes (and brain) get used to this territory, there’s no turning back. From this perspective, and with the admission that we’ll see the iPhone 12 abandoning the curvy design for a more “cutting-edge” style, the upcoming generation is going to be one that at least won’t feel like an incremental, almost marginal upgrade.