|A14 Bionic Chip (6 Cores)|
iOS 14.1 (18A8395)
| USB Support|
Sync & Charge
| Case Type||Handheld|
6.1" Super Retina XDR
2532x1170 (460 ppi)
The iPhone 12 has a 6.1" (diagonal) widescreen "Super Retina XDR" OLED screen. It specifically has a 2532x1170 native resolution at 460 ppi, a 2,000,000:1 typical contrast ratio, and 625 nits typical max brightness (1200 nits max brightness HDR). It supports True Tone capability, Wide color (P3), and "Haptic Touch." as well. It has a "Ceramic Shield" front for durability, too.
The iPhone 12 models have dual rear cameras and a single front camera. The rear sports dual 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Wide cameras. The Ultra Wide has an f/2.4 aperture and a 120-degree field of view whereas the Wide has an f/1.6 aperture. It supports a simulated 2x optical zoom out and digital zoom up to 5x. It supports 4K video recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps as well as 1080p HD video at 30 or 60 fps and 720p HD video at 30 fps. Both cameras support Night Mode, as well.
The front "TrueDepth" camera is 12 megapixels, has an f/2.2 aperture, and supports 4K video recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps and 1080p HD video recording at 30 or 60 fps.
Apple reports that the iPhone 12 supports "HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG." It also supports up to 4K HDR AirPlay for mirroring, photos and video out to the Apple TV 2nd Gen or later or AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as well as video mirroring and video out "up to" 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter.
| Audio Support|
FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
FaceTime audio, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi Calling
|Cellular and Wireless|
802.11ax (2x2 MIMO)
Apple notes that the iPhone 12 supports 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO as well as 5G, Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband "for spatial awareness," NFC with reader mode, and Express Cards with power reserve (for transit systems).
Dual SIMs (one hardware nano-SIM and one software-based eSIM).
A14 Bionic Chip
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
All iPhone 12 models have a haptic-touch capable 6.1" (diagonal) "Super Retina XDR" display (2532x1170, 460 PPI) that occupies nearly the entire front of the device. It has three cameras. On the front -- tucked in the "notch" -- is a "TrueDepth" camera that in addition to supporting "Advanced Face ID" identification functionality, takes 12-megapixel photos, shoots 4K video, and has software support for Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, and more. The rear packs dual 12 megapixels, 4K video-capable Ultra Wide (f/2.4 aperture, 120-degree field of view) and Wide (f/1.6 aperture) cameras. Apple notes that the iPhone 12 provides "computational photography" features that improve low-light performance and reduce noise compared to earlier iPhone models.
The iPhone 12 uses a "aerospace-grade" aluminum case with flat sides and has a glass front and back. The front has a "Ceramic Shield" cover for improved durability and the back has an integrated "MagSafe" magnetic charging connection. It is splash, water, and dust-resistant to the IP68 standard (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). It is offered in five color options -- white, black, blue, (pale) green, and (PRODUCT) RED.
Internally, the iPhone 12 is powered by a 64-bit 3.0 GHz "Apple A14 Bionic" processor with six cores -- two performance cores and four high-efficiency cores -- and a 16-core Neural Engine. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB of flash storage. It also supports 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO, 5G wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband "for spatial awareness," NFC for Apple Pay, "Express Cards with power reserve" for compatible transit systems, and dual SIMs (one hardware nano-SIM and one software-based eSIM).
Apple estimates that the iPhone 12 provides "up to" 65 hours of audio playback, 11 hours of video playback, and 17 hours of streamed video playback.