It is, probably, THE most anticipated smartphone of the year 2020. Tried as a little gem of technology, the iPhone 12 is bound to confirm Apple’s big comeback in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. What to expect with the iPhone 12? Overview of information and rumors circulating about the new Apple smartphone.
What is the release date of the iPhone 12?
Successor of the iPhone 11 , the iPhone 12 should appear in Apple Stores and on the Web in the fall of 2020. Nothing official yet, but the habits of the apple brand in this domain suggest that the iPhone 12 will be available soon after the summer (for many years, Apple has chosen fall to market its products).
How many versions for the iPhone 12?
The iPhone 2020, or iPhone 12, should logically be available in three versions:
- the iPhone 12;
- the iPhone 12 Pro;
- iPhone 12 Pro Max.
If nothing has yet been confirmed by Apple, this information follows the marketing logic used by the American company in recent years.
What design for the iPhone 12?
Are you one of those who attach great importance to design when choosing their smartphone? With the iPhone 12, Apple offers a little moment of nostalgia. According to the latest rumors circulating on the Web, the design of the iPhone 12 would indeed resemble that of the iPhone 4 and 5. With a stainless steel frame, the iPhone 12 should not however stray too far from the design of its predecessor, Apple being used to renewing its aesthetic criteria every two generations. We would thus find glass on the front and rear of the device. Visually, the possible disappearance of the notch is the element that could help better identify the new Apple smartphone.
What size for the iPhone 12?
Depending on the model, the iPhone 12 should offer a size between 5.4 inches and 6.7 inches. Nothing really special in this area since found a few centimeters, the size of an iPhone 11 or iPhone X .
A new OLED screen
Part of the beauty and attractiveness of smartphones is the quality of the screens. For its iPhone 12, Apple offers a brand new OLED screen based on Samsung’s Y-OCTA technology. This allows, concretely, to benefit from a finer display. It is also rumored that the apple brand would also adopt low energy consumption LTPO display technology. The information remains to be confirmed.
A new A14 chip
This is one of the characteristics of the future iPhone 12 most commented on the Web since the first information circulated on this subject. Unless there is a big surprise, the iPhone 12 should ship a new homemade SoC: the SoC A14. Manufactured by the company TSCM, the 5 nanometer chip is smaller, faster and more efficient than its predecessors. With SoC 14, the company founded by Steve Jobs could offer performance for the iPhone 12 worthy of that of a MacBook Pro .
Zoom on the autonomy of the iPhone 12
The autonomy of smartphones is one of the priority challenges for manufacturers. All (Apple, Samsung, Huawei, etc.) indeed aspire to offer a smartphone with the longest possible autonomy, and, if necessary, with an ultra-fast charging system. For the iPhone 12, Apple continues to make progress in this area. In close connection with the integration of SoC A14, the American company is working to install a battery with increased capacity. However, it will be necessary to wait for the official marketing of the iPhone 12 to test the battery and autonomy of the new Apple smartphone in real conditions.
Face ID or Touch ID?
This is one of the debates that most excite Apple specialists and fans: will the iPhone 12 offer identification by Face ID facial recognition, or by fingerprint recognition Touch ID? In recent years, the American company has multiplied investments in these two technologies, with the short-term objective of offering a device equipped with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The challenge is to know when Apple will be able to integrate this latest technology on its iPhone models (2020, 2021, 2022?). Another option is still possible. For the iPhone 12, Apple could offer both facial identification and identification by capturing fingerprints.
IPhone 12 compatible with 5G
There is almost no doubt: the iPhone 12 will be compatible with the 5G standard. For this, the iPhone 12 has a Qualcomm X55 chip (goodbye Intel chips). Prospective owners of an iPhone 12 can expect a top speed of 7 GB / s in downlink speed, and 3 GB / s in uplink speed.
What is the price of the iPhone 12?
Several months before the official launch of the iPhone 12, it is difficult to give an exact price for the new Apple smartphone. If we refer to the price of the iPhone 11 (from € 809 to € 1,259 depending on the version), the iPhone 12 should also be sold in a range between € 900 for the basic model, and around € 1,300 (or a little more or a little less) for the Pro Max version.
What is missing from the iPhone 12?
A priori not much, and, like its predecessors, the iPhone 12 should experience real success all over the world from its first weeks of marketing. We can however take up the unsuccessful gamble, for the moment, of Apple offering a completely wireless charging system. Note that with the iPhone 12, Apple did not really want to compete with Samsung ( Galaxy Flip and Galaxy Fold ) in the smartphone sector with foldable screen. There is no doubt, however, that the apple brand should get down to it in the coming months.