The basic model of the new portfolio of apple phones is Apple iPhone 12. It follows last year’s “eleven”, but rediscovers a design with sharp edges, is smaller and lighter while maintaining the same size display. And it adds the necessary 5G connectivity that is inherent in all this year’s models. New is the iPhone 12 mini, which differs only in size, display size (5.4 “vs. 6.1”) and battery capacity.
For the construction of the basic “twelve”, Apple used an aluminum frame and glass surfaces on the back and display side. The cover glass of the screen is enriched with ceramic particles and thus forms a protective layer of Ceramic Shield. Thanks to it, the glass should be up to 4 times more resistant then older iPhones, which do not have this modification. The phones also meet the IP68 water and dust resistance standard.
Apple introduces the iPhone 12:
The larger iPhone 12 includes an almost frameless 6.1-inch OLED display, while the mini has a diagonal of 5.4 inches. The phone is overall smaller than the smallest iPhone SE (2020). The panel used is called Super Retina XDR and uses Full HD + resolution of 1,080 × 2,340 pixels. Delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10 technology and a maximum brightness of up to 1,200 nits.
Performance is provided by the brand new Apple A14 Bionic processor. It is made as the first mobile chipset in the world with 5nm technology. It contains 11.8 billion transistors, a powerful six-core processor (CPU), quad-core graphics (GPU) and a 16-core neural unit (NPU) for machine learning, which can perform up to 11 trillion operations per second. Apple states that it provides 5G connectivity in most bands (including millimeter waves in the United States). Depending on the operator’s network, the iPhone 12 can download up to 4 Gbit / s and upload up to 200 Mbit / s.
Improved camera and new MagSafe
Twelve retain the dual camera but have improved optics. The primary lens with an aperture of f1.6 contains optical stabilization (OIS) and a 12 Mpx sensor, the wide-angle lens with the same resolution has an aperture of f2.4 and a 13mm focus. The lenses are complemented by a two-tone LED flash. There is also night mode and automatic mode for a wider dynamic range and further enhancements to Smart HDR 3 photos. A novelty is the possibility to use night mode on all lenses, including the selfie camera.
iPhones 12 support wireless charging with power up to 15 W. In connection with this, Apple introduced a new MagSafe technology, which adds magnets to the spool in the back of the phones. Specially developed accessories from the MagSafe family will then fit snugly on your back and, for example, the efficiency of wireless charging on the mat will not be reduced by inaccurate centering.
As part of its environmental responsibility, Apple will stop putting headphones in the box with the phone EarPods and charging adapter. Only a cable with a USB-C on one side and a Lightning connector on the other side will be available. There will be three memory variants to choose from (64, 128 and 256 GB) and a total of five iPhone 12 colors – black, white, blue, green and red (Product Red).
Dimensions and weight: 147 × 72 × 7.4 mm, 162 g
display: 6.1 “, OLED capacity, 1,170 × 2,532, 457 PPI
networks: GSM, WCDMA, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE ( 1200 | 400 Mbps)
connectivity: Lightning, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, GPS
memory: 64 GB, RAM: 4 GB, battery:? mAh
processor: Apple A14 Bionic (6 × Firestorm, 3 GHz, 5nm)
operating system: Apple iOS 14
camera: 12MPx, video (3 840 × 2 160), autofocus, flash