iPhone 12 and 12 Pro 5G: Apple unveils super-speedy new phone lineup

Apple has just finished its “Hi, Speed” event, where it finally took the wraps off the four new iPhone 12 phones. Phone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Max Pro are the models which have all-new designs and will all support 5G wireless networks. Right now it’s hard to imagine or speculate the iPhone 12 series Price in Nepal.

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup starts at $699 for the Mini up to a starting price of $1,099 for the 12 Pro Max. At the same time, it dropped the pricing for its older iPhones. 

The iPhone 12 comes in five colors — black, white, red, green and blue — and is thinner, smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the iPhone 11, the company said. It also features an upgraded XDR display and a new, tougher glass atop the display that Apple calls Ceramic Shield.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will have two cameras on the back, while the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max add a third. Apple is also adding several software enhancements to the phones that will enable features such as night mode time lapses.

The latest iPhones are powered by new A14 Bionic chip, which the company boasts is the “fastest… in any smartphone.

The iPhone 12 Series Overview:

Apple also revealed a new smaller iPhone, the iPhone 12 mini, which has a 5.4-inch screen and similar specs to the full-sized iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 packs in A14 Bionic chipset as all other devices in the new lineup. It is the world’s first smartphone chipset to be based on the 5nm process. It’s a Hexa-core chipset with two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. The quad-core GPU has improved memory configuration. The company claims that their new chip is 50% faster, both in terms of CPU and GPU performance, compared to other competing chipsets.

The new neural engine has 16 cores and boasts a boosted performance of up to 80%. According to Apple, it is capable of computing 11 trillion operations per second. Similarly, the second-generation ML accelerators promise up to 70% faster Machine Learning computations.

Camera:

The camera setup on the new iPhone 12 features a wide camera and an ultra-wide camera. First, the wide camera has a wider aperture of f/1.6. Compared to the f/1.7 aperture on its predecessor, the new camera allows 27% more light to pass through. The difference will be evident while taking photos and videos in low-light. Similarly, Apple has adopted a 7-elements lens in the Wide camera. It also supports OIS. The 12MP Ultra Wide offers a 120-degree of Field of View.

iPhone 12 Specifications:

  • Dimension: 146.7 x 7.4 x 71.5mm; 164 grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display
  • Chipset: Six-core A14 Bionic 64-bit processor, 16-core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB,256GB
  • Operating System: iOS 14
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Back Camera:
    – 12MP wide-angle f/1.7 primary camera, 7-elements lens, OIS, True Tone flash with Slow Sync, 4K Dolby Vision video recording at 60 fps,
    – 12MP 120° Ultra Wide f/2.4 camera, 7-elements lens
  • Front Camera: 12MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, Retina Flash, Dolby Vision HDR recording up to 30 fps, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120 fps
  • Security: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition
  • Connectivity: 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave), Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou
  • Other features: Water and dust resistant (IP68), Stereo speakers
  • Battery:  20W fast charging, 7.5W Qi Wireless Charging; 15W MagSafe Wireless Charger (No charger included in the box)

iPhone 12 Price in Nepal and Availability

iPhone 12 VariantPrice (US)Price in Nepal (Expected)
64GB$799NPR 1,22,500
128GB$849NPR 1,30,000
256GB$949NPR 1,45,500
Nepali audience will have to wait until the end of November for the pre-order to start

iPhone 12 Pro | Max

Both Pro models come with a premium “surgical-grade” stainless steel frame instead. Additionally, iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max is available in four color options altogether: Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue. The iPhone 12 Pro series’ “bathtub” notch is similar in size to the iPhone 11 series. Moreover, it is also IP68 rated against splash, water, and dust. According to Apple, it can survive submersion up to 6 meters of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

iPhone 12 Pro Max is for those who want a large screen. Its 6.7-inches OLED panel is the biggest screen in the entire history of iPhones. Compared to 12 Pro, the Pro Max’s screen has a higher 2778 x 1284 pixel count with a 458 PPI. Besides the size & pixel density, both screens have the same display properties.

iPhone 12 series supports the widest range of 5G bands among any other smartphone in the market. As we know, there are two spectrums of 5G: sub-6GHz and mmWave. For now, the faster mmWave 5G is only available in the US. Besides 5G, the new A14 Bionic silicon based on the 5nm process node is ridiculously fast as well. This is also the first commercially available mobile SoC based on the efficient 5nm process. It packs in 11.8 billion transistors, which is about 40% more than its predecessor.

iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Getting to the cameras, the iPhone 12 Pro features a trio of 12MP lenses at the back; alongside a LiDAR sensor. It has a 7-element 12MP primary wide camera with f/1.6 aperture, 26mm focal length, that facilitates up to 27% improved low-light performance. Then there’s the 5-element 12MP f/2.4 aperture ultra-wide camera with 13mm focal length and 120-degree field of view. The final 6-element 12MP lens is a telephoto camera with f/2.0 aperture, 52mm focal length which is capable of 4x optical zoom range. Here, both the primary wide and telephoto lens support (OIS) Optical Image Stabilization.

iPhone 12 Pro, Max Specifications:

  • Body: Textured matte glass back, Stainless steel frame
    • 12 Pro: 5.78H x 2.82W x 0.29-inches, 189 grams
    • 12 Pro Max: 6.33H x 3.07W x 0.29-inches, 228 grams
  • Display: Super Retina XDR display
    • 12 Pro: 6.1-inch (2532 × 1170 pixels) OLED, 460ppi
    • 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inch (2778 × 1284 pixels) OLED, 458ppi
  • Chipset: Six-core A14 Bionic 64-bit processor, 16-core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB (non-expandable)
  • Operating System: iOS 14
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Back Camera: Triple:
    • Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.4, 120° FOV, 5-elements lens, 13mm focal length
    • Wide: 12MP f/1.6, 7-elements lens, 26mm focal length
    (12 Pro: 1.4μm pixels, OIS | Pro Max: 1.7μm pixels, Sensor-shift OIS)
    • Telephoto: 12MP 6-elements lens, OIS
    (12 Pro: f/2.0, 52mm focal length | Pro Max: f/2.2, 65mm focal length)
    • LiDAR scanner for AR workloads, night portraits, etc.
  • Front Camera: 12MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Security: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition
  • Connectivity: 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave), Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou, Ultra-Wideband chip
  • Other features: Water and dust resistant (IP68), Stereo speakers
  • Battery:  20W fast charging, 7.5W Qi Wireless Charging; 15W MagSafe Wireless Charger (No charger included in the box)

ModelPrice (US)Price in Nepal (Expected)
iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)$999NPR 153,000
iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)$1099NPR 168,000
iPhone 12 Pro (512GB)$1299NPR 200,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)$1099NPR 168,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)$1199NPR 183,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (512GB)$1399NPR 214,000