Today announced 13/10/2020, Apple has announced a new iPhone 12 phone with 5G. This the first iPhone with 5G as the company wouldn’t be allowed to be left out in the 5G race.

Below are the Specification it has;

The Screen

It has a Super Retina XDR display with an Apple custom OLED. OLED, included has a high contrast ratio. It has 460 PPI, twice as many pixels as the iPhone 11. At peak brightness, it also has twice as high in HDR, with 1200 nits. It supports Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDR 10 are supported. Apple supporting HLG HDR on the iPhone, which is a nod toward supporting live HDR broadcasts — sports, for example. The screen is made of a new material from Corning that Apple is calling “Ceramic shield “that “goes beyond glass” It is tougher than any smartphone glass and Apple claims it has 4 times better drop performance. It should be noted that Apple has not gone for 120 Hz screens just like most Android phones.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12

The 5G

Apple has custom antennas in the rails. It has “the most 5G bands in a phone.” iOS has been optimized for 5G. Its smart data mode uses LTE when you don’t need fast speed, to preserve battery life. Apple has done 5G testing with 100 carriers in 30 regions.

New chip: A14 Bionic

The A14 Bionic uses the latest 5nm process. It has 11.8 transistors, nearly 40 percent more than the A13 in last year’s phones. It has a 6 core CPU, 4 core GPU. The neural engine has 16 cores, double from before. It can do 11 trillion operations per second. This is the same A14 Bionic that’s in the iPad Air, by the way.

The Cameras

The iPhone 12 comes with dual cameras. An Ultra-wide 120-degree field of view and a wide camera that has an f/1.6 aperture. The seven-element lens on the wide-angle camera has a 27 percent improvement in low light. Another new feature is Smart HDR 3. It uses Machine Learning to recognize scenes and recognize more elements like rocks and the sky. Night mode is also improved — works on all the cameras, including ultrawide and selfie. The night mode on the front camera has also been improved.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12

New wireless charging

Apple has introduced MagSafe branding on the iPhone after taking it away from the MacBooks. It uses magnets to automatically align with chargers for optimum charging. Apple’s wireless charging supports up to 15W and uses a magnetometer to recognize accessories. There are new cases that snap on with magnets and there will be a MagSafe “ecosystem,” so we’ll see how open this system is given Apple’s closed nature and vertical integration. The iPhone 12 comes with a USB-C cable. It still uses Lightning of course.