On the morning of October 14, 2020 in Vietnam time, Apple officially introduced the iPhone 12 - the next generation of its iPhone series.
In addition to the expected iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max duo, Apple also introduced two new iPhone 12 models in the lower segment, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. This is also the first year that Apple launched 4. iPhone model at the same time.
Apple's plan this year will be to occupy both the mid-range and high-end segments, instead of just the flagship segment as in previous years.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
This year, the iPhone 12 also has 3 screen sizes, but there are slight changes, including the mini version with the smallest screen (5.4 inch), two iPhone 12 versions with 6.1 inch screen and one Pro Max with screen. figure up to 6.8 inches. In which the mini version with the 5.4 inch screen is a completely new version and also the cheapest version, the purpose is to target users who need a small design, as well as users in the segment. lower.
The design of both the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 this year is a mix between the iPhone 11 and the old iPhone 5 / 5s generations when the frame of the machine is beveled flat and no longer curved like its predecessor. . This is the biggest as well as the most notable change on all 4 iPhone models this year. As the cheaper version, the bezel of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will be finished in aluminum instead of steel as on the Pro version.
Another change on the iPhone 12 "cheap" this year comes from the screen. Instead of using an LCD panel, Apple brought an OLED panel called Super Retina XDR down to two cheaper iPhone models, thereby improving display quality, while narrowing the screen bezels to the same level as two models. iPhone more premium.
This screen of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will also use the "rabbit ears" design that appeared from the iPhone X generation in 2017, nothing too new.
All four iPhone 12 models this year are equipped with the all-new Apple A14 Bionic chip, built on a 5nm process with 11.8 billion transistors. This chip includes 6 CPU cores and 4 GPU cores, giving the CPU performance up to 40% improvement over its predecessor. This is also the chip Apple is equipped with on the iPad Air model that was released not long ago.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 are equipped with a 12MP dual camera cluster that includes a wide angle (f / 1.6) and ultra wide angle (f / 2.4) lens. The device's software will also support shooting modes such as Night Mode, Portrait, ... Night Mode Night Mode works with both the 12MP selfie camera on the front and also with the super wide camera.
Apple says the new camera on the iPhone offers a 27% improvement in light reception. In addition, the shooting feature HDR is also raised to a new level.
The new iPhone 12 mini is the "SE" version that users expect the iPhone 12 mini to be the smallest iPhone model Apple debuted in this event. It has a design similar to the iPhone 11 as well as higher-end iPhone 12 versions. iPhone 12 mini has a screen size of only 5.4 inches. Although this size is larger than the iPhone SE 2020, overall, with the design of the edge overflow, the iPhone 12 mini is even smaller than the iPhone SE 2020.
For many users who still love Apple's "SE" brand and always want an iPhone with a "small" design, but do not like the outdated design of the iPhone SE 2020, the iPhone 12 mini will be the the machine they expected, because it has a more modern design and a larger screen while retaining the signature small design of the SE series.
The iPhone 12 mini retains everything that is on the higher-end versions such as 5G, Ceramic Shield screen, IP68 water resistance, dual 12MP camera with 4K 60fps recording, powerful A14 chip ... This will be an ideal iPhone. For anyone who loves a small iPhone that still has many modern features.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will have starting prices of $ 699 and $ 799, respectively. This price of 6.1 inch version is 100 USD more expensive than last year's iPhone 11. This year Apple also said that the new iPhone will not come with the charger and headphones included in the box, instead users will have to buy separately or take advantage of the old chargers.
iPhone 12 comes in 5 color options: black, green, green, red and white.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are Apple's high-end smartphone duo with a few upgrades in design, camera and 5G network.
Basically, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have a design that is not too different from last year's iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The machine still has "rabbit ears" on the front and the back of the sanded glass with square camera cluster on the back. However, Apple has changed the bezel of the iPhone 12, when instead of being curved like the previous generations, it is beveled flat like the iPad Pro or iPhone 5 before.
Another big difference in the design of the iPhone 12 Pro is the color. If last year's iPhone 11 Pro saw the appearance of Midnight Green for the first time, this year's iPhone 12 Pro will be replaced by "Pacific Blue". Naturally, users also have three other traditional color versions, gray (Space Gray), silver (Silver) and gold (Gold) to choose from.
Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max get an upgrade in screen size. The screen on the iPhone 12 Pro is 6.1 inches (compared to 5.8 inches for the iPhone 11 Pro), and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.7 inches (compared to 6.5 inches for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Besides the size upgrade, an important change on the iPhone 12 Pro's screen is the glass. Apple says that the iPhone 12 Pro uses "Ceramic Shield", which is harder than any traditional glass on smartphones today. According to Apple's testing, the iPhone 12's glass will give a 4 times higher "survival" rate when dropped.
Naturally, the screens on both models use OLED technology. Unfortunately, contrary to user expectations, both iPhone 12 Pro models do not have a high refresh rate display (120Hz).
The two iPhone 12 Pro models continue to be equipped with three cameras with three focal lengths: ultrawide (ultra wide angle), wide (normal angle) and telephoto (zoom). In particular, the main camera of the iPhone 12 Pro has a larger f / 1.6 aperture, which helps in capturing more light and is very useful when taking pictures in low light conditions.
In particular, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is favored with a number of new technologies such as:
Zoom further. If the telephoto lens of the iPhone 12 Pro (as well as most previous iPhone generations) has a focal length of 52mm, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is pushed up to 65mm. Thus, instead of being able to zoom 2X as before, users will be able to zoom to 2.5X on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
47% larger sensor, 1.7 micron pixel size, improving low-light image quality by 87%.
- Not only supports anti-shake on the lens, iPhone 12 Pro Max also has anti-shake right from the sensor.
In addition to the three cameras mentioned above, the iPhone 12 Pro also has a built-in LiDAR sensor that appeared on the iPad Pro. LiDAR is a depth gauge sensor that is very useful in virtual reality (AR) applications. On the iPhone 12 Pro, it also helps a lot in photography by providing faster and more precise focusing, especially in low-light environments.
In terms of video recording capabilities, the iPhone 12 Pro is the first smartphone to support Dolby Vision-enabled HDR video recording at 4K 60fps.
The A14 Bionic is built on a brand new 5nm process with 11.8 billion transistors. It consists of 6 CPU cores and 4 GPU cores. AI Neural Engine processor is upgraded to 16 cores, capable of performing 11 trillion computations / second.
If the lowest version of the previous iPhone generations have only 64GB of internal memory, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be raised to 128GB. This is obviously a lot more comfortable than most users, and for the more demanding users, the iPhone 12 Pro will be available in 256GB and 512GB versions.
iPhone 12 Pro will start at $ 999 and iPhone 12 Pro Max is $ 1099, unchanged from the previous generation.
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