Apple iPhone 12, Mini and Pro Launch, Specs, Top Features, Price, Pre-Orders

Apple has finally taken the wraps off the new iPhone 12 Series at an event held on 13th October. This year, Apple launched 4 new iPhones – two of them are expensive (the non-pro models), and two are crazy expensive if you live in a country like India.

New iPhone Models Are:

  1. iPhone 12  Mini – Price starts at Rs. 69,999 (64 GB).
  2. iPhone 12 – Price starts at Rs. 79,999 (64 GB).
  3. iPhone 12 PRO – Price starts at Rs. 119,999 (128 GB).
  4. iPhone 12 PRO Max – Price starts at Rs. 129,999 (128 GB).

iPhone 12 price in India is exorbitant, and if Apple didn’t drop it (like they did for iPhone XR from 76k to 52k after launch), I am sure the new pricing strategy will help them consolidate their market share from nearly 2% to 0.2% soon.

The new iPhones are the successor of the iPhone 11 series launched last year, and the price for iPhone 11 (65k) was still reasonable despite having the Apple tax.

Nevertheless, let’s check out some amazing new things that the iPhone 12 series offer us.

Top Features

  • 5G Connectivity.
  • A New Design.
  • All iPhones Now come with OLED Display panel instead of IPS.
  • Better Imaging and Low Light Photography.
  • Apple A14 Processor – Fastest Chip on the Market.
  • Better Videos and AR capabilities.

Apple iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 comes in 5 new colors – white, black, blue, red, white, and light green. This year, Apple has done a design refresh, and the whole line-up comes with a more boxy design like the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini now comes with an OLED panel with a better resolution and pixel density in comparison to the IPS panel on the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR.

The iPhone 12 comes with a 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and offers 2532×1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI.  The phone is not heavy – weighs 162 grams and has a 7.4 mm thickness. Actually, it is thinner than most Android mobiles that are packing huge battery these days to compensate for the high refresh rate displays.

Apple has not included the High Refresh rate panel into any of the mobiles; probably, they don’t want to add more battery capacity and increase the device’s thickness.

Also, it comes with a ceramic shield that makes the display more resistant to scratches and breaking than even the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Apple claims that this ceramic shield has a 4x better drop resistance than before. Good, at least you won’t have to pay boatloads of money for shattered front glass.

IPhone 12

5G

5G is the next big thing in mobiles, and Apple has accepted it whole-heartedly.

The new iPhone 12 series come with 5G connectivity and is designed to make these faster and offer a superior experience.

Apple said they had tested the 5G network with many carriers and the highest speed they have seen is an astonishing 4.0 Gbps. Get ready to download the whole of Netflix with that speeds !!!

It will take a couple of years to experience any of these in India, and I am sure I will want the iPhone 13 or 14 by then.

Performance

Moving ahead, the A13 Bionic was one of the fastest chips on any phone, but now we have the A14 bionic that sets a new standard for mobile computing.

The A14 Bionic is the first chip in the world made on the 5 Nm manufacturing process (Who hates this Chip the most? – Think Mate.  Think a little bit more. Okay, the right answer is Intel).

This technological wonder packs 11.8 billion transistors, 40% more than A13, an incredible processor.

Apple claims it is up to 50% faster than any other mobile processor on the market, and even the GPU on this new mobile is up to 50%.

The ML (Machine Learning) accelerators come with up to 70% faster performance and even have a 16 Core Neural Engine.

The A14 Bionic enables console-level gaming, and iPhone gaming is going to be even better.

Also, during the launch event, Apple said they are bringing games like League of Legends to the App Store, and the iPhone 12 is going to run the game buttery smooth.

Camera

The iPhone 12 comes with dual rear cameras. No fancy triple cameras for this inexpensive device.

The primary camera offers a 12 MP Ultra-wide (f/2.4 aperture) lens, and there is a 12 MP standard lens (with f/1.6 aperture) for clicking images.

The camera uses computational photography and machine learning along with the smart HDR3. The Night Mode on the new iPhone 12 captures more light, and it enabled on the front and the 12 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture).

The rear camera comes with OIS for the 12 MP standard lens and has the ability to shoot 4K Videos with 60 FPS. Even the front camera can record 4k videos at 60 FPS.

The selfie camera is the same on all the iPhones launched today by Apple.

For Videos, the iPhone 12 can now shoot much better low light videos and even has a video night mode to shoot noise-free videos. Notably, iPhones are the best for videos, and even the best Android phones are unable to match the video quality of iPhones.

MagSafe

Magsafe is an advanced new system that improves the wireless charging system. It comes with a magnetic system and helps in trouble-free charging.

You can also use the MagSafe charger to charge the new Apple Watch. The MagSafe Charger offers up to 15 Watts of Wireless Fast Charging support for the iPhone 12 series. Notably, you can also charge the iPhone 12 using the normal Qi Wireless chargers but up to a speed of just 7.5 watts.

The iPhone 12 supports fast charging, and you can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes using the 20 Watts adapter.

Also, Apple has decided not to give any chargers or earbuds in the box now. The Box comes with just the iPhone and has a USB-C to lightning cable only. You will have to buy the iPhone Charger separately.

The iPhone Charger (20 Watts USB C Adapter) is available for purchase at the Apple store for Rs. 1999, and the 30 Watts USB C charger comes for Rs. 4,500.

Other Features

The iPhone 12 comes with 5G, Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, NFC support. The phone has also got Built-In stereo speakers that offer high-quality audio output and support a lot of codecs for high fidelity playback when using wireless headsets.

iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 Mini comes with the same features as the iPhone 12. It is the smallest phone with 5g and comes with an OLED display similar to the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 Mini comes with a 5.4 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and offers 2340×1080-pixel resolution at 476 PPI.

It is a tiny cute phone that can fit in small hands and your Jeans pocket with ease.  The phone weighs 133 grams and has just 7.4mm thickness.

Apple says that the iPhone 12 Mini offers upto 15 Hours of battery life (based on continuous Video playback) instead of the 17 Hours promised on the iPhone 12. The battery life on this beauty may be a little low – otherwise, it is my favorite phone of the 12 series.

Pricing for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini pricing in the US start from $699. Of course, with the higher variants, you will have to shell out more.

  • iPhone 12 Mini $699
  • iPhone 12 – $799

Prices in India for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 Mini Price in India

  • 64GB: ₹69,900
  • 128GB: ₹74,900
  • 256GB: ₹84,900

Apple iPhone 12 Price in India

  • 64GB: ₹79,900
  • 128GB: ₹84,900
  • 256GB: ₹94,900

The Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 will start from 23 October 2020, whereas the pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini will start from 6th November 2020.

iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

The Pro models come with a new design that looks stunning and super-premium. It is available for purchase in four color options – Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue.

The iPhone 12 comes with a 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display with a 2532×1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI. In contrast, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger display with a 6.7‑inch OLED panel and 2778×1284-pixel resolution at 458 PPI. 

Both devices come with a True Tone, HDR panel that offers 800 nits of max brightness.

Notably, both the phones are 7.4 mm in thickness, the iPhone 12 Pro weighs 188 grams, and the Pro Max weighs 226 grams.

The phones come with an IP 68 Rating to make sure these are water and dust resistant.

Iphone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro

Powering the iPhone 12 Pro/12 Pro Max is the same Apple A14 processor, similar to the iPhone 12/ 12 Mini.

For imaging, the iPhone 12 Pro / Pro Max comes with triple rear cameras – Wide, Ultra-Wide, and Telephoto lens (all having 12 MP resolution but with different aperture size). The primary lens on both devices uses an f/1.6 aperture to capture great details in low light conditions.

Also, a new lidar scanner can make low light photography much better as it improves the focus speed by up to 6 times.

The camera can easily record 4K videos at 60 FPS and has a 12 MP front selfie camera to click detailed images.

The new iPhones lack touch id (Fingerprint Scanner) but come with ultra-fast face id to unlock it.

The connectivity options are the same on the other iPhone 12 models (all are 5G) and come with Wireless charging support.

Check out the prices, Specs comparison, and other details below.

 

Price For the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

The new iPhone 12 comes with now 128 GB of internal storage.

iPhone 12 Pro max
iPhone 12 Pro max
  • iPhone 12 Pro – $999 (US Price)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max $1099 (US Price)

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max Price in India

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Price

  • 128GB Storage: ₹1,19,900
  • 256GB Storage : ₹1,29,900
  • 512GB Storage : ₹1,49,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Price

  • 128GB Storage : ₹1,29,900
  • 256 Storage GB: ₹1,39,900
  • 512GB Storage : ₹1,59,900

Comparison Table for Apple iPhone12, iPhone12 Mini, iPhone12 Pro, and iPhone12 Pro Max:

SpecificationiPhone 12iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
Display Size / Pixel density6.1 inches / 460 PPI       Super Retina XDR display5.4 inches / 476 PPI      Super Retina XDR display6.1 inches / 460 PPI       Super Retina XDR display6.7 inches / 458 PPI   Super Retina XDR display
ResolutionOLED,  2532 * 1170OLED, 2340 * 1080OLED,  2532 * 1170OLED,  2778 * 1284
ProtectionFingerprint-resistant oleophobic coatingFingerprint-resistant oleophobic coatingFingerprint-resistant oleophobic coatingFingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Splash, Water, and Dust ResistantRated IP68Rated IP68Rated IP68Rated IP68
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB64GB / 128GB / 256GB128GB/256GB/512GB128GB/256GB/512GB
Front camera12 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm wide12 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm wide12 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm wide12 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm wide
Rear Camera 112 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm wide12 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm wide12 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm wide12 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm wide
Rear Camera 212 MP, f/2.4, 13 mm  ultra-wide12 MP, f/2.4, 13 mm     ultra-wide12 MP, f/2.4, 13 mm  ultra-wide12 MP, f/2.4, 13 mm  ultra-wide
Rear Camera 3N.A.N.A.12 MP, f/2.0, Telephoto12 MP, f/2.2, Telephoto
OIS/EISYesYesYesYes
Optical Zoom2x Zoom2x Zoom4x Zoom5x  Zoom
Digital ZoomUp to 5x ZoomUp to 5x ZoomUp to 10x ZoomUp to 12x Zoom
ProcessorApple A14 Bionic Hexa-Core (5 nm)Apple A14 Bionic Hexa-Core (5 nm)Apple A14 Bionic Hexa-Core (5 nm)Apple A14 Bionic Hexa-Core (5 nm)
OSiOS 14iOS 14iOS 14iOS 14
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Thickness7.4 mm7.4 mm7.4 mm7.4 mm
Weight164 g135g189 g228 g
Height146.7 mm131.5 mm146.7 mm160.8 mm
DesignFront glass- Ceramic Shield                           Back glass- Textured Matte                            Frame Body- Stainless SteelFront glass- Ceramic Shield                           Back glass- Textured Matte                            Frame Body- Stainless SteelFront glass- Ceramic Shield                           Back glass- Textured Matte                             Frame Body- Stainless SteelFront glass- Ceramic Shield                           Back glass- Textured Matte                             Frame Body- Stainless Steel
BatteryVideo playback up to 17 hrs,

Audio playback up to 65 hrs

Video playback up to 15 hrs,

Audio playback up to 50 hrs

Video playback up to 17 hrs,

Audio playback up to 65 hrs

Video playback up to 20 hrs,

Audio playback up to 80 hrs

ChargerFast charging 18W, up to 50% in 30 min,

Qi fast wireless charging 7.5W,

MagSafe wireless charger up to 15W

Fast charging 18W, up to 50% in 30 min,

Qi fast wireless charging 7.5W,

MagSafe wireless charger up to 15W

Fast charging 18W, up to 50% in 30 min,

Qi fast wireless charging 7.5W,

MagSafe wireless charger up to 15W

Fast charging 18W, up to 50% in 30 min,

Qi fast wireless charging 7.5W,

MagSafe wireless charger up to 15W

ConnectivityWIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.0WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.0WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.0WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.0
PortLightning USB 2.0Lightning USB 2.0Lightning USB 2.0Lightning USB 2.0
SecurityFace IDFace IDFace IDFace ID
Face RecognitionYesYesYesYes
Price64 GB- Rs. 79,900

128 GB- Rs. 84,900

256 GB- Rs. 94,900

64 GB- Rs. 69,900

128 GB- Rs. 74,900

256 GB- Rs. 84,900

128 GB- Rs.1,19,900

256 GB- Rs.1,29,900

512 GB- Rs.1,49,900

128 GB- Rs.1,29,900

256 GB- Rs.1,39,900

512 GB- Rs.1,59,900

ColorsBlack, White, Red, Green, BlueBlack, White, Red, Green, BlueSilver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific BlueSilver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
Available for Pre-Booking from23rd Oct 20206th Nov 20206th Nov 202013th Nov 2020

 

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