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iPhone 12 specs
At a glance
- 5G speed
- A14 Bionic chip
- Super Retina XDR display
- 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
- 146.70 mm x 71.50 mm x 7.40 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs around 164 grams
- 2532x1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
- Dual 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
- 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage
Availability and price
The iPhone 12 should start shipping on the 23rd October – and it’s available for pre-order now. The iPhone 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will come along a little later.
The iPhone 12 handset is available for £799, significantly more expensive than the iPhone 11 (£599).
Design and display
The new iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch display size with a notch containing the front camera at the top of the display.
If you're after a phone with a smaller display you might be interested in the iPhone 12 mini instead.
The iPhone 12 comes in five colours:
There's an aluminium frame around the outside of the iPhone 12, and the edge looks to be less rounded than on recent iPhones – it's a throwback to the design of the iPhone 5S, rather than the iPhone 11 with its rounded corners.
The rear of the phone is made of glass, like the iPhone 11, however new Ceramic Shield technology on the front ensures the screen is a lot more durable. Apple boasts a 4x better drop performance than previous iPhones.
The iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11 – giving it dimensions of 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm, and a weight of 162 grams.
That 6.1-inch screen is a Super Retina XDR display, and it has double the number of pixels as the iPhone 11. It also has a 1200-nits peak brightness, which should mean you'll get a brighter display than on previous iPhones.
As with previous iPhones, the iPhone 12 is IP68 water and dust resistant.
The iPhone 12 comes with a dual rear camera. There's a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture, and a 12MP ultra-wide shooter with a f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view.
New Smart HDR 3 tech helps you capture photos with improved colours and contrast, and there are also some improvements to Night Mode photography. Apple claims the iPhone 12 cameras offer a 27% improvement in low-light performance.
Existing features from previous iPhones such as Portrait mode, 4K video recording at 24, 30 and 60 frames per second and a digital zoom up to 5x return for the iPhone 12 too.
The iPhone 12 is 5G-ready, which means you'll be able to connect to next-gen internet networks from your iPhone for the very first time.
All phones in the iPhone 12 range make use of the A14 Bionic chipset. Apple claims it’s the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, and a full 40% more powerful than the A13 chipset in the iPhone 11 range. You’ll also get to use the new iOS 14 operating system, and you’ll have storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
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iPhone 12 specs
|Release Date||23/10/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||71.5mm x 7.4mm x 146.7mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.1 inches|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||460 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|