iPhone 12 series has been unveiled by Apple at its virtual event and it consists of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. While the iPhone 12 mini comes has the smallest for factor, the iPhone 12 is designed as the successor to the iPhone 11 and has a larger form factor as compared to iPhone 12 Mini.
All the four models of 2020 iPhone lineup come with 5G support and are powered by Apple A14 Bionic chip. These models also run on iOS 14 out of the box and retain the notch that was featured on the iPhone X.
iPhone 12 series price in India, sale date
|Models||RAM||Price in India|
|iPhone 12 Mini||64GB||Rs. 69,900|
|iPhone 12 Mini||128GB||Rs. 74,900|
|iPhone 12 Mini||256GB||Rs. 84,900|
|iPhone 12||64GB||Rs. 79,900|
|iPhone 12||128GB||Rs. 84,900|
|iPhone 12||256GB||Rs. 94,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro||128GB||Rs. 1,19,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro||256GB||Rs. 1,29,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro||512GB||Rs. 1,49,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||128GB||Rs. 1,29,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||256GB||Rs. 1,39,900|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||512GB||Rs. 1,59,900|
iPhone 12 mini has been priced in India at Rs 69,900 for the 64 GB storage variant, while its 128 GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs 74,900 and the top end 256 GB storage option is priced at Rs 84,900. The iPhone 12 is priced at Rs 79,900 for the 64 GB storage option, Rs 84,900 for the 128 GB storage variant, and the 256 GB storage model at Rs 94,900.
The iPhone 12 Pro will come at a starting price of Rs 1,19,900 for the 128 GB storage variant, while its 256 GB and 512 GB storage options will carry a price tag of Rs 1,29,900 and Rs 1,49,900, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at Rs 1,29,900 for the 128 GB storage variant. Its 256 GB option is priced at Rs 1,39,900 and the highest, 512GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs 1,59,900.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will be available in Green, Black, Blue, Product RED, and White colour variants, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be can be purchased in Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue, and Silver colour variants.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will start October 16 in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, China, and Australia before going on sale from October 23. In India and 12 more countries, the iPhone 12 will go on sale from 30th October.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will go for pre-orders on November 6 in the US, with availability set for November 13. India availability for all models (except the iPhone 12) has yet to be detailed.
iPhone 12 series specifications
All the smartphones of iPhone 12 series will run on iOS 14 and come with Super Retina XDR OLED displays – featuring a Ceramic Shield glass cover on the top. The new models are also powered by the Apple’s A14 Bionic chipset that is already available on the iPad Air 2020 and comes with the 4th generation Neural Engine.
The A14 Bionic is designed to handle heavy tasks like 4K video editing. It is also claimed to deliver a 40% boost in CPU performance and 30% improvement in graphics over the existing A13 Bionic chip.
Apart from the enhanced processing power, the 2020 iPhone series comes with 5G support. The US variants of the iPhone 12 series also come with the support of faster mmWave 5G networks. The iPhone 12 mini comes with 5.4 inch size, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share the same 6.1 inch form-factor and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the biggest in the series, with 6.7 inch size.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 feature 12MP dual rear cameras that include a wide angle and an ultra wide angle shooter, with an f/1.6 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max offer 12MP triple rear cameras with a wide angle (f/1.6), ultra wide angle (f/2.4), and an additional telephoto (f/2.0 on Pro and f/2.2 on Pro Max) lens.
They also include a LiDAR scanner for better autofocus in low light in Night-mode Portraits, improved depth photography, and AR measurements. The iPhone 12 Pro Max carries a 47% larger wide camera sensor. The 12 Pro offers 4x optical zoom while the 12 Pro Max offers 5x optical zoom with the telephoto sensor. All 4 models of iPhone 12 series feature 12-megapixel f/2.2 front cameras.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 mini is projected to deliver up to 15 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 12 is rated to offer up to 17 hours video playback. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is claimed to deliver the “longest battery life in an iPhone” with up to 20 hours of video playback.
They support wireless charging of upto 15W and Qi wireless charging of upto 7.5W. The iPhone 12 series will be shipped without a charging adapter and earphones in the box. It comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable.