Almost Everything On the iPhone 12 Line-up Leaks, Prepare to See Cheaper Phones

Apple has always held that upper echelon in smartphone brands both in pricing and quality, it’s not a brand that historically aims for the mid-range market, and based on their grip on the premium end, they don’t need to. Recently though, there have been some changes to this, the Cupertino giant is trying to make ever-increasing inroads to the mid-range market, largely dominated by its Android Counterparts. This is even more evident in light of a recent leak from our very own ascended being/god tier leaker Jon Prosser who spilled every last bean on the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup.

Upcoming iPhone 12 Models

iPhone 12

  1. 5.4-inch Super Retina OLED Display from BOE
  2. 4GB RAM
  3. 128GB, 256GB Storage Options
  4. Dual cameras
  5.  $649, $749
  6. A14 Chip, 5G
  7. Aluminum Body

iPhone 12 Max

  1. 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED Display from BOE
  2. 4GB
  3. 128GB, 256GB Storage Options
  4. Dual camera
  5. $749, $849
  6. A14, 5G
  7. Aluminum Body

iPhone 12 PRO

  1. 6.1-inch Samsung Super Retina OLED Display, 10-Bit color depth with ProMotion (120HZ)
  2. 6GB RAM
  3. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  4. Triple camera + LiDAR
  5. $999, $1,099, $1,299
  6. A14 Chip, 5G
  7. Stainless Steel Body

iPhone 12 PRO Max

  1. 6.7-inch Samsung Super Retina OLED Display, 10-Bit color depth with ProMotion (120HZ)
  2. 6GB
  3. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  4. Triple camera + LiDAR
  5. $1,099, $1,199, $1,399
  6. A14 Chip, 5G
  7. Stainless Steel Body

This pretty much covers the leak, albeit a few things we will talk about later in the article.

Coming to pricing first, this is enough to send competitors back to the drawing board. A lot of companies were getting comfortable at the 700$ price point, we have OnePlus, Samsung, and almost every other major brand competing here. When the iPhone 12 lands at 649$, a lot of present offerings wouldn’t be of as much value and we will either see price reductions across the board or new competitive offerings from companies (probably both!). Even the iPhone 12 Max and Pro Max are priced to disrupt with the majority of Android flagships present in that price bracket.

Also if you noticed the first two models aren’t sporting OLEDs from Samsung, they are from a very respected company in China called BOE. They have been making displays for a long time but obviously, some skepticism on quality is warranted given the OLED manufacturing process is complex and there are issues on units even from pioneers like Samsung. But BOE is the reason the iPhone lineup this year starts at a lowly $649 US, OLED displays make for a significant cost in manufacturing and it seems BOE has been able to undercut Samsung by a lot. Although the two premium offerings from Apple, the Pro, and Pro Max get to use Samsung displays.

Coming to the remainder of the leak, we know that the two top iPhone models are getting ProMotion displays, which means a higher refresh rate. Jon Prosser, however, warns that it won’t be that simple as Apple is still deciding how they implement it. Higher Refresh Rates are big drains on battery and this seemingly is forcing Apple to reconsider how it’s used, meaning we might see a nerfed version at play which varies the refresh rate based on on-screen activity. All in all, great news for smartphone lovers, prepare to see cheaper phones this fall on both camps (Android and Apple).

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