iPhone is undoubtedly one of the biggest brands when it comes to smartphones; the Apple company has finally released the long-awaited iPhone 12 series. The company on 13 October 2020 unveil four new iPhones which are iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But for this particular article, we shall be looking at the iPhone 12 only. Let see what this phone as to offer.
Design and Display
The iPhone 12 comes with a premium body design. Both the front and back panel of the device is made of a premium glass material. The back of the device houses the dual rear cameras, the LED flash and the Apple logo just like how we have it on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
The device features a dust and waterproof resistance technology with an IP68 rating coupled with an Apple Pay. The iPhone 12 still maintains its wide range notch with a screen display design which can be seen on the front of the device. The device measures a measures 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm in dimensions with a weight of about 164g and a screen size of 6.1 inches.
The display also has a scratch resistance glass that protects the screen from minor scratches and an oleophobic coating. Finally, it has a resolution of about 1170 x 2532 pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 460 PPI in density.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware department, the iPhone 12 is powered by an Apple A14 Bionic chipset which is built on a 5nm process node. The chipset features a Hexa-core processor with an Apple GPU that handles the graphical aspect of the device. While the software runs on the latest iOS 14.
Cameras Features & Storage Capacity
The iPhone 12 has a dual rear camera which consists of 12MP + 12MP camera with a Quad-LED flash and HDR. The Selfie camera also has the same 12 MP and SL 3D depth/biometric sensor, as well as Deep Fusion, Dolby Vision recording and Smart HDR 3.
The inbuilt storage of the iPhone 12 start from 64GB, 128GB and end at 256GB. There is no option for a micro SD card slot.
Battery Capacity and Connectivity
The battery capacity on the iPhone 12 is unspecified at the moment but it has a non-removable battery that takes up to 17 hours for a heavily used and 65 hours of music playback. It is that the battery also supports fast charge and wireless charging technology as well.
The iPhone 12 supports the new 5G network. Other connectivity options include; Wi-Fi, dual-band, A-GPS, GALILEO, hotspot, QZSS, NFC and USB 2.0.
iPhone 12 Full Specifications
|Announced||13 October 2020|
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100|
|4G LTE Network||Yes|
|Dimensions||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm|
|SIM Type||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China|
|Colours||Black, White, Red, Green, Blue|
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Display Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|Operating System||iOS 14.1|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Internal Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Back/ Rear||12 MP + 12 MP|
|Front Camera||12 MP + SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)|
|Features||Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings
Exposure compensation, Self-timer
Scene mode, FaceID, HDR, AI Beauty
|Video Resolution||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Audio Jack Type||No|
|Sound Enhancement Features||Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery Capacity||Non-removable Li-lon battery|
|Fast Charging Technology||Yes, 20W|
|Wireless Charging||Qi fast wireless charging 15W|
|Sensors||accelerometer, proximity, compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
|Additional Features||WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Push to talk
iPhone 12 Price and Availability
The iPhone will cost 880 EUR which is approximately N391,463 in Nigeria while 5985GHc in Ghana.
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