iPhone 12 Pro: review, specifications, release date, price in Russia
27.05.2020 0 Comments
All you need to know about the new iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro is the main smartphone of 2020, about which now, a few months before the release, almost everything is known. What to expect from the new iPhone 12 Pro, how much will it cost and when will it be released? We collected all the reliable information about the future flagship of Apple in one article.
Note: The article is regularly updated with the latest information on the iPhone 12 Pro.
In recent years, it began to seem that Apple is "playing" with the names of the new iPhones, constantly changing and complicating them. However, information about future Apple smartphones from the iPhone 12 line has brought the necessary understanding of all these changes.
Apple has changed the name of the new iPhone, thereby preparing to launch more smartphones. In 2020, Apple will release four new smartphones at once: a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
It is these names, according to the latest data from insiders, will receive new items. Names chosen by Apple will clearly emphasize the difference between available and more expensive models. Compared with the current names of Apple smartphones, everything will remain familiar. Following the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro will be released – you won’t get confused.
For 2020, Apple has planned a full redesign of the iPhone. The company will greatly change the look of its smartphones for the first time since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017.
First of all, the shape of the iPhone 12 Pro case will change. The smartphone case will have rectangular edges, similar to the iPad Pro of the last two generations. By launching the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple will actually bring the design of its smartphones and tablets to a single denominator. Analysts and insiders also called the upcoming iPhone similar to the already classic iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, which have similar rectangular side faces.
However, not only the words of insiders have to rely on, speaking about the design of the iPhone 12 Pro. In the spring of 2020, renders of the iPhone 12 Pro prototype close to the final one leaked to the Network. The leak confirmed the design of the smartphone, pointing to the updated form of the case.
By tradition, the new iPhone is waiting for big changes in terms of materials used. In the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple will use a redesigned connecting metal frame. This will provide the smartphone with increased durability. The frame will connect solid protective glasses, which, as in previous models, will cover the front and back surfaces of the smartphone.
On the front surface of the iPhone 12 Pro will also be major changes. The display frames will be reduced from 2.5 mm to 1.5 mm around the perimeter, immediately by 40%. In this case, the upper frame of the display, the so-called "bangs", will not disappear. Apple will cut it by about half compared to the iPhone 11 Pro. When, then, will Apple finally get rid of it? According to sources, this will happen no earlier than in 2021.
Apple’s difficulty in abandoning the wide top bezel is associated with TrueDepth’s camera system, which is responsible for the Face ID feature. The components of the camera system take up a lot of space, not allowing Apple to place them on the upper narrow frame.
In the past few years, the new iPhone has invariably grown fatter. In the iPhone 12 Pro, this trend will break. The thickness of the smartphone will be 7.4 mm compared to 8.8 mm for the iPhone 11 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro will feature a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen. In comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch screen. The increase in screen diagonal of the new iPhone 12 Pro will be 0.3 inches, which will happen mainly due to the reduction of the display frame.
The main feature of the screen of the iPhone 12 Pro should be support for ProMotion technology, which provides an increased frame refresh rate. According to insider Max Weinbach, the screen refresh rate of the iPhone 12 Pro will be up to 120 Hz.
The refresh rate of the iPhone 12 Pro will vary depending on the type of content displayed. ProMotion technology will work in the same way as in the iPad Pro tablets, in which it first appeared back in 2017.
The screen refresh rate of the iPhone 12 Pro will increase to 90-120 Hz when working with certain types of applications, for example, games or graphics applications. The increased refresh rate will make the image much smoother. When performing other tasks in which an increased frequency is not required, it will be reduced to the standard 60 Hz.
CPU and memory
At the heart of the iPhone 12 Pro will be the system on the A14 Bionic processor, made using the new 5 nm process technology. TSMC, a longtime manufacturing partner for Apple, will be responsible for manufacturing all the chips for the iPhone 12 Pro.
The technical specifications of the A14 chip are currently unknown. Processor production using the new process technology directly indicates that its performance and energy efficiency will increase markedly compared to the previous generation model. For comparison, the A13 Bionic chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is made using the 7nm + process technology.
The RAM of the iPhone 12 Pro will increase to 6 GB. In addition, the iPhone 12 Pro will have more internal memory, but only in the basic configuration. The smartphone will be released in three models: with 128, 256 and 512 GB of memory.
The iPhone 12 Pro will have a system of three rear cameras: wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras. The resolution of the cameras of a smartphone is a real mystery. However, there are still hints.
According to the famous insider Max Weinbach, the resolution of the main wide-angle camera of the iPhone 12 Pro will be 64 megapixels. For comparison, with previous iPhone models, the resolution of the wide-angle camera is 12 megapixels. Thus, the resolution of the main camera in the new iPhone can increase immediately by five times.
The main camera of the iPhone 12 Pro will have an updated seven-lens. Its use will reduce distortion and reduce chromatic aberration. Even in the camera iPhone 12 Pro, Apple will focus on macro photography, which she stubbornly ignored in previous smartphones. The camera will be able to shoot macro photos from a distance of 2.2 mm.
The main cameras will be complemented by the LiDAR 3D-sensor, which first appeared in the 2020 iPad Pro. He will be responsible for determining the distance to objects with the highest accuracy. Why is this needed?
First of all, thanks to the LiDAR sensor, the new iPhone 12 Pro will get improved capabilities when shooting in portrait mode. The most accurate measurement of the distance to objects will allow the camera to perfectly separate the subject from the background. Due to this, the best depth of field effect required when shooting portrait photos will be achieved.
LiDAR will also expand the capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro when working in augmented reality. Apple continues to rely on AR technology. It is known that in iOS 14 there will be at least one standard application dedicated to working with augmented reality. In addition, the data collected by the LiDAR scanner will be transmitted to the Apple development team, which is currently working on Apple Glass “smart” AR glasses. According to the latest information, their release is planned for 2021.
iPhone 12 Pro will be one of the first four Apple smartphones with support for 5G. The fifth-generation mobile network modem for Apple will be supplied by Qualcomm. To ensure the supply of Apple even had to resolve the sensational litigation between the companies, making concessions.
The iPhone 12 Pro will also support the fastest 5G networks in the mmWave range with a maximum data transfer rate of over 1 Gb / s. Currently, there is only one commercial network in the mmWave range in the world. However, Apple decided to immediately provide iPhone 12 Pro users with the ability to work in the fastest 5G networks.
Price iPhone 12 Pro
Great news – the iPhone 12 Pro will not be more expensive than the iPhone 11 Pro. According to authoritative insider John Prosser, Apple will release a smartphone for as low as $ 999 for the base version with 128 GB of memory. For comparison, the starting price of the iPhone 11 Pro was $ 999 for the version with 64 GB of memory.
Thus, the price of the iPhone 12 Pro will be at least 89 990 rubles by analogy with the ruble price of the iPhone 11 Pro. However, the ruble value of the model may increase by analogy with how Apple made the 2nd generation iPhone SE more expensive in rubles. Recall that the iPhone SE (2020), released in April at an official price of $ 399, is sold in Russia for 39,990 rubles.
Release Date 12 Pro
The presentation of the iPhone 12 Pro will take place in the second half of 2020. Until recently, it was safe to say that the presentation of the new iPhone will certainly take place in September. However, amid the difficult epidemiological situation in the world, Apple may postpone the announcement of new smartphones in October-November. This was previously warned by various independent insiders.
In this regard, it is not completely known when exactly Apple plans to present and launch sales of new iPhones. It is only known that this will happen in the second half of 2020. We look forward to the release of new products in September-October.
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