The new smartphones debut with 5G connection, OLED screens and a familiar design.
As every year, Apple has organized a press release to talk about —mainly— its new range of smartphones . On this occasion, of course, the iPhone 12 and its alternative models have been unveiled : iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and also iPhone 12 Pro Max. In the absence of revealing details such as RAM, we are talking about a traditional mobile in terms of design and with competitive news in the line of 1000 euros.
Among its main novelties we find the compatibility with the 5G network , which translates into up to 4 GBPs of download under ideal conditions; a 6.1-inch OLED screen with IPS panel with Super Retina XDR and Full HD + resolution (2532x1170p). We talk about 60 Hz refresh, too, in line with what we expect to see in games. At the CPU level, we find a 5nm A14 Bionic chip that has already been used in other products of the company: six cores, distributed at the rate of two for high-performance tasks and four for secondary ones.
On the other hand, it comes equipped with two 12-megapixel cameras accompanied by a light stabilizer, and an important improvement at the software level such as HDR 3. 3D facial recognition will also be maintained for security tasks. What you will not like so much is the certainty that no power adapters or headphones will be included in the box or in iPhone 12 or in the phones of the next few years: we will have to get hold of USB-C cables and chargers to fill the phone’s battery as is more comfortable for us.
We will not find any more chargers or headphones in the box starting with the iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 will be on sale from October 23 , but it will be possible to reserve it from the 16th in black, white, blue, red and green colors. With 909 euros we can get the 64 GB version, while the 128 GB version can be purchased for 959 euros and the 256 GB version, for 1079 euros. As a reminder, the landscape of games on iOS is going through a delicate moment: Fortnite was removed from the official store following a legal dispute between Epic Games and Apple a few months ago; And now Microsoft is looking for a way to bring Game Pass to this platform without going through the App Store : without a doubt, we are talking about two of the most interesting applications for fans. Alternatively, we have already seen in actionWild Rift, official conversion of League of Legends for mobile .
Alternative iPhone 12 models (in development)
As we said above, Apple has also presented the details of other models, including the characteristics of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini and those of the iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max , the latter with a 6.7-inch screen. Our colleagues from Engadget note that at the performance level, the Mini version is really similar to the “standard” iPhone 12 including its compatibility with the 5G network, only with a really small screen format for high-end devices. It has a resolution of 2340x1080p and can be found with 64 GB of memory for 809 euros, 128 GB for 859 euros or 256 GB for 979 euros.