During an online event that took place earlier this year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra lineup with many new features – and even small ones, how delighted iPhone users would be if a few of them appear on the next iPhone, or iPhone 12 is expected to launch tomorrow morning, October 14 (Vietnam time).
It should be clear: the design and hardware features of the iPhone 12 are likely to have been “pegged” months before the Note 20’s release. But that obviously doesn’t mean we can’t stop wondering how interesting it would be to see the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s features on the iPhone 12, or even the iPhone 13!
Here are 5 features that quite a lot of users will want Apple to consider. While Samsung prefers to cram as many new features as possible into its phones, Apple introduces new features primarily to solve a particular problem, or improve the experience of using iPhone. use. It’s a significant difference in the product strategy of each company, and Apple will probably never add any of these features to the iPhone just to … give it all.
The iPhone 12 requires an actual telephoto camera
The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 13x optical zoom lens and a 100x digital zoom. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 5x optical zoom lens and a 50x digital zoom. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 Pro can only 2x optical zoom only. We’re not saying here that the iPhone 12 needs 100x digital zoom (which Samsung calls Space Zoom) – no phone needs it, really. It just needs a slightly higher optical zoom, 3x or 4x, which is great.
Currently, Apple owns the best smartphone camera system on the market. However, many high-end Android phones have better zoom distances.
But who knows if Apple needs to rely on hardware to solve the zoom problem on the iPhone 12 or not? Apples can follow Google and choose a software-based zoom solution, which applies a machine learning algorithm to improve the results obtained on the Google Pixel 4.
Gorilla Glass Victus is more durable
Every time a new iPhone is released, it becomes the subject of endurance drop tests. Last year, the iPhone 11 Pro was one of the most durable iPhones ever tested.
But those drop tests were conducted before the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Gorilla Glass Victus appeared. The new Gorilla Glass is twice as resistant to scratches than Gorilla Glass 6 and can survive a drop from 2m vs. 1.6m before. In theory, a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra should have no problem if you accidentally drop it while on the phone on a call.
Over the years, Apple has partnered with Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, to create customized versions of this glass specifically for the iPhone. And hopefully we’ll see a customized version of Victus show up on iPhone 12 tomorrow morning.
Apple Pencil supports iPhone 12
The most notable feature of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the stylus, also known as the S-Pen. The latest S-Pen when used on the Note 20 Ultra has a latency of only 9ms. That means the time from when you touch the screen with the S-Pen to the screen / phone responds is super fast. In fact, this root stroke is the equivalent of the Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro.
But many people don’t use iPad Pro. They dreamed of using the Apple Pencil on the iPhone, especially on the large Max version. Hopefully Apple Pencil will support iPhone 12. If iOS 14 brought Picture-in-Picture feature when watching video from iPad to iPhone, why not do the same with Apple Pencil?
And who knows, maybe Apple might even launch an Apple Pencil Mini the size of a regular pencil?
The iPhone 12 needs a smaller notch
Samsung has come up with the best solution to the notch problem: the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a mole screen that is both attractive and useful.
The iPhone 12 needed to find a way to redesign the notch, which is quite large by today’s standards. Apple obviously not only put the front camera in this rabbit ear area, when there is also a Face ID cluster with quite a lot of complicated components. So, even if everyone wants the iPhone 12 to have a mole screen, that’s simply impossible.
If Apple finds a way to make the iPhone 12’s notch smaller, that is already a commendable improvement. But please wait tomorrow morning. Maybe this will come true!
Apple needs displays with a high refresh rate
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has a display with a high refresh rate. Contrary to the 60Hz screen, the Note 20 Ultra’s screen refreshes the image 120 times / second (120Hz). Similarly, the iPad Pro’s Pro Motion screen also hits 120Hz. It’s time for such a screen to appear on the iPhone. Apple Arcade games will look much better. Animation in iOS will also look super smooth. And if the iPhone 12 is supported by the Apple Pencil, a high refresh rate like the iPad Pro is a must-have.