iPhone 12 Series Price, Specifications Surface Ahead of October 13 Launch Event

iPhone 12 lineup is expected to be launched by Apple at its October 13 event. Just four days ahead of the official debut, pricing and specifications of the 2020 iPhone models have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The new iPhone family, that is speculated to include the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, is expected to come with OLED Super Retina XDR displays. The new models are also rumoured to have MagSafe-branded wireless charging accessories, including an official magnetic case. Separately, some details about the HomePod mini have emerged on the Web.

iPhone 12 series price, availability (expected)

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 are expected to come with an initial price of $699 (roughly Rs. 51,100) and $799 (roughly Rs. 58,400), respectively. The smartphones may come in Black, White, Red, Blue, and Green colour options. The pricings of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, are expected to start at $999 (roughly Rs. 73,000) and $1,099 (roughly Rs. 80,400), respectively. The handsets may come in Gold, Silver, Graphite, and Blue shades. The leaked prices align with some earlier reports. However, a recent report suggested that there could be some increment due to an increase in bill of materials (BOM).

iPhone 12 specifications (expected)

The Weibo post claimed that iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max would come with OLED Super Retina XDR displays and feature a Ceramic Shield glass cover on top. All the new iPhone models are also expected to support video recording based on the Dolby Vision standard. The iPhone 12 family is also rumoured to have a Smart Data Mode to automatically switch between 4G and 5G networks. The new models are said to offer 15W wireless charging that Apple would call MagSafe — the branding that was previously associated with magnetically attached power connectors of MacBooks. You can also expect a MagSafe-branded magnetic case as well as two wireless chargers under the names MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger.

Speaking of differences, the leaked details suggest that the iPhone 12 mini would come with a 5.4-inch display and feature dual rear cameras — a combination of a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle shooter along with an f/1.6 aperture. The iPhone 12 is also said to have an identical camera setup but come with a larger 6.1-inch display. iPhone 12 Pro could also come with a 6.1-inch display but include triple rear cameras with a LiDAR sensor. However, iPhone 12 Pro Max may come with a 6.7-inch display and a triple rear camera setup, along with a 47 percent larger sensor over what could be featured on the iPhone 12 Pro. The top-end model is also said to have a unique super-wide-angle camera capability to provide some distinction over other models.

The iPhone 12 family is speculated to have improved Deep Fusion and Night Mode. All models in the new range are also expected to have 5G support, though their US versions will reportedly have support for mmWave 5G band.

Key Specs:
Display: 6.10-inch (828×1792)
Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
Rear Camera: Yes
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Battery Capacity: 2775mAh
OS:  iOS 14
  • Market Status: Upcoming
  • Release Date: 13th October 2020 (expected)