The front camera of the iPhone 12 is expected to be much smaller to allow for bigger screen size, with high-end models having the same TrueDepth camera system as the iPhone 11 Pro for FaceID.
This year might be one of Apple’s most incredible years. For their 2020 smartphones, the tech giant will supposedly be releasing four models for the first time – the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
This year’s smartphone lineup is likely to land very soon. Now have a good idea of what to expect in terms of many of the features and specs. Thanks to the leaked video, we have additional information regarding the screen and camera of the upcoming device.
Apple iPhone 12 screen
The video comes via the Front Page Tech YouTube channel, helmed by reliable Apple leaker Jon Prosser. The channel claims to have had access to a pre-production model of the mobile device lineup, known as a PVT version. PVT or Product Validation Testing is the final check before mass production begins.
According to the first hands-on video leaked today, the smartphone’s 120Hz refresh rate, LIDAR functionality, the overall look and feel of the device can shed some light.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro have a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Despite this, Apple chose to have a 60Hz refresh rate for its basic iPhone 12.
Ross Young, a display industry expert and well-known leaker has made public announcements regarding this matter several times. As reported by TechRadar, the leaker even reiterated it recently on his Twitter, with some additional details.
Young claims that Apple can source 120Hz panels for the iPhone 12 Pro models. However, the company can’t get hold of 120Hz driver ICs (integrated circuits) for some reason. That means Apple would have to either delay the phone until it can get driver ICs, or launch with 60Hz screens.
Hearing that Apple can get 120Hz Pro panels, but not 120Hz driver ICs. So they will either have to come up with a fix which will be difficult, wait for 120Hz driver ICs and delay the launch possibly significantly or launch with 60Hz. We are hearing they will launch with 60Hz.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 24, 2020
Reddit user Amn09 has posted a photo of what’s possibly an iPhone 12 Pro Max case. The only important detail it shows is the layout of the camera. Many take this as a hint of what the back of the phone will look like.
The two lower-end iPhones 12 will, reportedly, offer two rear cameras. In contrast, the two high-end devices will seemingly have a triple-camera setup as well as a LIDAR sensor.
We also see the option of recording 4K videos at 120fps and 240fps slow motion. The bezels are slimmer, and the device’s edges are flat, in keeping with previous rumors, and Face ID works from more angles.
Images used courtesy of Matt Talks Tech/YouTube Screenshot.