Apple launched the iPhone 12 Pro alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max at Apple’s October 13 “Hi, Speed” event. The models differentiate themselves with screen size and camera technology.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro was released on October 23 after pre-orders began on October 16. The larger iPhone 12 Pro Max was released in November.
There are four new iPhone models in the fall lineup, with this model as the smaller of the two pro-level phones. This device has a bigger 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display compared to the iPhone 11 Pro. It also has a triple-camera system and LiDAR.
Apple iPhone 12 Price & Full Specifications
|Leaked 2020, October 13
|Coming Soon !! Exp. October 23, 2020 (Unofficial)
|Super Retina XDR OLED Display Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
|1170 x 2532 Pixels
|12MP + 12MP, autofocus, LED Flash
|12MP (Selfie Camera)
|Quad-LED dual-tone Flash, Photo/Panorama, HDR
|146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
|Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
|Apple A14 Bionic
|Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
|64GB/128GB/256GB, 6GB/8GB RAM
|Non-Removable Li-Lon 2775 mAh battery
|5G FR1: 450 MHz – 6 GHz , 5G FR2: 24.25 GHz – 52.6 GHz
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
|5.0, A2DP, LE
|FM Radio: No, USB: micro USB 2.0 Type-C, Music, Alert MP3, Ringtones, Vibration, Loudspeaker, Polyphonic
|Yes with Stereo
|3.5 mm Jack
|Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
|Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, Siri Natural Language Commands & Dictation
|SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
|Yes, Built-in and Downloadable.
|Scratch Resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating
|A2399, A2176, A2398, A2400, A2399
Apple changed some iPhone design characteristics in its fall 2020 lineup. The new models have the same edge-to-edge screen with a notch, but an old design paradigm returned: flat sides. The last iPhone with that design was the original iPhone SE. It gives the new iPhones a distinctive yet classic look and feels. This follows the iPad Pro, which also moved to a flat-sided design in its third generation.
It ships in four stainless steel finishes, including graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue.
All four models use OLED Super Retina XDR displays this year with the pro-level models receiving more advanced displays.
The smaller Pro model increases from 5.8-inches to 6.1-inches this generation. The screen size increase further differentiates it from the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini at the bottom of the lineup.
For 2020, Apple has also ensured the Pro models have superior video quality, with the inclusion of support for 10-bit color depth imagery in HDR video. The wide-color P3 screens also boast a 2-million-to-1 contrast ratio, 800 nits maximum brightness, 1,200 nits of max brightness for HDR, and TrueTone support.
All the iPhone 12 models use Apple’s Ceramic Shield front cover, which the company developed in partnership with Corning. It adds “a new high-temperature crystallization step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix, increasing drop performance by 4x.”
Apple introduced the A14 alongside the iPad Air 4 at its September “Time Flies” event, and the new chip is also inside the iPhone 12 series.
A benchmark for an unknown A-series processor showed up in Geekbench that may be for the A14. This benchmark showed a 50% gain in single-core performance over the A12Z Bionic used in iPad Pros. This benchmark indicates the A14 would also be the first A-series chipset to ever clock over 3GHz.
5G and wireless connectivity
Apple upgraded from 4G LTE to 5G in the next-generation iPhones. Qualcomm will provide the modems this year since Intel has exited the 5G modem business.
Apple may start making modems after acquiring the patents from Intel in a billion-dollar deal. However, the Apple-designed modems wouldn’t be ready until 2022 at the earliest.
MagSafe returns for the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple has added a magnetic charging and accessory solution to the new iPhones which allows users to easily attach and swap cases and other objects.
Cases purchased for iPhones with MagSafe will need to have a special magnetic charging coil in order to be compatible with MagSafe charging. The charger can output up to 15W to the iPhone, and will still charge Qi-compatible devices at 7.5W.
Size and Weight
Apple slightly reduced the borders in the new models. In the iPhone 12 Pro, this makes for a slightly bigger device with even bigger display size.
Compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro is 1.9% taller and 9.4% thinner. The new model is also slightly heavier than its predecessor.
How Much is iPhone 12 price in Nigeria: NGN463,534
The iPhone 12 starts at around $699. Price starts at around NGN463,534 Naira in Nigeria, 16,500 EGP in Egypt, 6,900 GHC in Ghana, and 145,500 KSh in Kenya. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores.