Yes, we have the all-new iPhones from Apple. During the virtual launch event the company has unveiled not one or two, but four new iPhones in the iPhone 12 series. These include the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
As you can guess, the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and affordable smartphone in these series. While, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is the successor to the last year’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Major attributes that differentiate these four iPhones are its screen size and camera array. Other than that, the new iPhone 12 lineup comes with the same internals. These include Apple’s latest A14 Bionic chip, 5G support and runs on latest iOS 14.
Pricing and availability of iPhone 12 series in India
With India now in the priority list and recent Apple Store online launch, the company is really quick in bringing the latest iPhone 12 series to India. The company has already put up the pricing and availability of the new iPhones in India.
The iPhone 12 mini price in India starts at Rs 69,900 which is for the 64GB storage model. You can get the 128GB and 256GB of the model at Rs 74,900 and Rs 84,900 respectively. The iPhone 12 price in India starts at Rs 79,900 which is for the 64GB base model. You can buy the 128GB and 256GB of the phone at a price tag of Rs 84,900 and Rs 94,900 respectively. These two iPhone 12 models will be available in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED colour options.
The iPhone 12 Pro will have a price tag starting at Rs 119,900 for the base 128GB model in India. For the 256GB and 512GB models, you need to shell out Rs 129,900 and Rs 149,900 respectively. Finally, the top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max price in India starts at Rs 129,900 for the base 128GB model. It’s also available in 256GB and 512GB storage variants with a price tag of Rs 139,900 and Rs 159,900 respectively. These two iPhone 12 Pro models will be available in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue colour options.
When you can buy the iPhone 12 in India? The newest iPhone 12 series will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30. It will be available for purchase directly through Apple Store online India, Flipkart, Amazon India and a dozen of Apple Authorised Resellers.
Notably, Apple is not including an AC adaptor or charger and wired headphones in the box. Thus look out for spending a little bit more (in Apple terms) for these accessories.
Introducing the iPhone 12 series
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 features flat-edge design with an aluminium finish, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max come with a stainless steel finish. They are IP68 rated to withstand water submersion up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes and are protected against everyday spills.
Every iPhone 12 series phones flaunt Super Retina XDR OLED displays with Ceramic Shield front cover making the front glass extremely durable. These screens can offer immersive HDR viewing experience for high-definition video and can reach a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The iPhone 12 mini has the smallest screen size with 5.4-inch size, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro shares the same screen size of 6.1-inch. The biggest among the four iPhone 12 Pro Max flaunts a beautiful 6.7-inch screen size.
Under the hood, the every iPhone 12 series smartphone comes with Apple’s own A14 Bionic chip which is built on 5-nanometer process, thus being much faster and more efficient. It has one of the fastest CPU and GPU which is touted to be up to 50 per cent higher compared to the fastest competing smartphone chips (aiming at you Snapdragon). Thus you end up getting console-quality gaming experiences, powerful computational photography, improved battery life, and great multitasking experience.
The chip also features a 16-core Neural Engine which is touted to be capable of completing 11 trillion operations per second. It can also offer 10 per cent faster machine learning calculations over the previous-generation.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 boasts 12-megapixel dual rear cameras. This camera array features the ultra-wide camera and a wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture. This camera system can offer superb low-light photos and videos. It also features improved Night mode (low-light settings) and faster-performing Deep Fusion with more texture and less noise. With machine learning on the background, the Smart HDR 3 can intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of a photo.
Coming to the real beast in the room, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max boasts 12-megapixel triple camera array at the rear. It includes a seven-element lens Wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture, Ultra-Wide camera with a 120-degree field of view and a 52 mm focal length Telephoto camera (65 mm focal length for iPhone 12 Pro Max) with an optical zoom range to 4x (5x optical zoom for iPhone 12 Pro Max).
Both the Pro models feature the LiDAR Scanner, which can measure light distance and use pixel depth information of a scene you are shooting. Thus you get a more realistic AR experience along with improved autofocus by 6x in low-light scenes and much-reduced capture time in photos and videos. It can also be used for Night mode portraits which can render a low-light bokeh effect.
Cameras in iPhone 12 series can shoot HDR videos with Dolby Vision and they are the only smartphone to enable an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience. Thus you could capture, edit, and share cinema-grade videos natively. The Dolby Vision grading is processed live while recording a video and even sustained during editing those videos. It also features Night mode Time-Lapse that offers longer exposure times for sharper videos and better light trails.
All four models feature a 12-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture and a TrueDepth camera for facial recognition.
Apple is also rolling out the new Apple ProRAW format with iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max which combines the company’s multi-frame image processing and computational photography with the versatility of a RAW format. Professional photographers can use this to get full creative control over colour, detail, and dynamic range natively on iPhone or with other photo editing apps.
Something in Extras
Apple iPhone 12 series are dual SIM capable, with one Nano and one eSIM option. They all have 5G network support, and the US variant of the phone will have the faster mmWave 5G network support. As for Indian user case, the new iPhone 12 series will have 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G and 2G capable. Other connectivity options include Wi?Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC and Express Cards with power reserve. These phones also pack built-in support for five GPS trackers – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou.
Coming to the battery, all the iPhone 12 series smartphone can deliver day-long battery life. They feature Smart Data mode, which can extend battery life by intelligently assessing 5G needs and balancing data usage, speed, and power in real-time. They now come with support for MagSafe wireless charging that can provide up to 15W of power.