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iPhone 12 Pro – 120Hz Refresh Rate, Improved Face ID, Night Mode, Portrait Mode and Other Details Leaked

May 10, 2020
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iPhone 12 Pro will get a 120Hz refresh rate ProMotion display, improved Face ID, better night mode and portrait mode photography, and more, as per a new video by EverythingApplePro.

iPhone 12 Pro Features Leak

Here are all the details shared in the new video:

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Display

The biggest improvement in iPhone 12 Pro will be the new 120Hz ProMotion Display. This means that the display will be up to par with other flagships in the market. However, Apple is expected to do even better by providing 120Hz refresh rate without sacrificing display resolution.

The leak reports that Apple engineers skipped 90Hz as they were primarily focused on introducing a 120Hz panel with the new phone. Considering that Apple introduced and pioneered flawless 120Hz refresh rate on iPad Pro, it would not have made sense for them to opt for 90Hz.

ProMotion support means that the display will be smart enough to switch refresh rates based on the content that is on the screen. The adaptive refresh rate can switch between 120Hz, 60Hz or even 24Hz, based on the game you play or movie you watch. For a task like reading a book or website, the refresh rate can dial down to increase power efficiency and save battery.

Because of the increased power requirements for a higher refresh rate, iPhone 12 Pro will also have a larger battery compared to its predecessor. Note that the new smartphone will also support 5G, which will add to the power requirements.

Only the high-end iPhone 12 Pro models will support ProMotion, while the non-Pro iPhone 12 models will ship with 60Hz displays.

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Face ID

Apple will be reducing the size of the notch that houses Face ID components. Despite the miniaturization of components, Apple is also working on improving Face ID's functionality. Face ID on iPhone 12 Pro will not only work with wider angles, similar to iPad Pro, but also support a new dynamic zoning algorithm which will allow it to crop into certain facial features and track them more efficiently.

The leak does not confirm if Face ID will work in landscape mode in the new iPhone, but it is about time that it does.

Camera

The video details that Apple tested a 64MP camera but scrapped plans because it had poor auto-focus performance. The new iPhone will ship with a 12MP sensor, with auto-focus performance improved by 2-3 times compared to the current generation. This is partly due to the new LiDAR sensor which will also help in improving low-light photography. Coupled with improved EIS for low-light, slow-motion video recording, astrophotography and night mode will gain the most out of these changes.

Portrait mode photos will also be improved because of the LiDAR sensor. Apple is also testing portrait videos with the sensor, but might release it with a future update, or just delay it to iPhone 13, as the results are not satisfactory at the moment.

Smart HDR will also see improvements with improved noise reduction. The telephoto camera will now support 3x optical zoom and also support night mode. However, the ultra-wide camera will not receive any of these improvements.

Improved Digital Zoom up to 30x might also be added to the camera, because of A14's performance. Current iPhones support just 10x optical zoom and the results show that it is not worth using.

Improved microphones on iPhone 12 Pro will help with enhanced Audio Zoom and beamforming to capture better audio when recording videos.

Sensor-shift image stabilization might also make its way iPhone 12 Pro's 6.7-inch model.

Other Features

  • iPhone 12 Pro will ship in a new Navy Blue color which will replace the Midnight Green color that iPhone 11 Pro features.
  • The logic board in iPhone 12 Pro will have two parts, attached by a ribbon cable. This change might be due to a larger L shaped battery.

Previously reported features for iPhone 12 line-up include: smaller notch and thinner bezels, and iPad Pro-like design. iPhone 12 Pro launch is expected to be delayed by a month, because of the on-going pandemic, but rumors suggest that it will still be announced in September, and shipped in October.

Check out the complete video by EverythingApplePro below:

 

Products mentioned in this post

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