Consulting firm specializing in supply chain DSCC screen has revealed a series of parameters of the upcoming iPhone trio. Specifically, this will be the most spectacular iPhone launch with a product range of 4 different devices. If you count the newly released iPhone SE 2020, this year is the year Apple introduced the most iPhone models. We will go to the parameters of each one in turn.
iPhone 12 5.4-inch screen
The cheapest model in the product launch, the OLED display is manufactured by Samsung Display but it is not yet known whether Y-OCTA technology will be integrated or not. Y-OCTA is a technology that has appeared on the Galaxy flagships for a long time, integrating the touch panel into the display plate to reduce the thickness of the screen.
Samsung applied Y-OCTA technology (right) from Galaxy S6 Edge Plus many years ago (photo: IHS Markit)
The screen resolution will be 2,348×1,084 pixels with a pixel density of 476ppi, higher than the current iPhone 11 (1,792×828, 326ppi). The device will be integrated 5G Sub-6 technology with a lower cost than mmWave. About configuration, A14 Bionic processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB and 256GB of memory. It will have a dual camera design with the highest resolution of 64MP. The selfie camera is still 12MP.
iPhone 12 Max screen 6.1 inch
IPhone model with the first name was used by Apple, AMOLED screen by BOE and LG Display. The touch panel is still attached to the display panel using the add-on touch technology (the touch layer is located under the glass panel) like the current iPhones. The resolution is 2,540×1,174, pixel density 460ppi. It will have 4 or 6GB RAM, memory and camera layout similar to iPhone 12 5.4 inches.
This is the first time Apple has used a panel from Chinese company BOE, DSCC believes that the proportion of LG Display’s supply is still more. According to the leak, BOE can meet about 5 to 10 million panels for Apple this year. To 2021, the successor to the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will use a panel from BOE if the response to the iPhone 12 Max is positive.
iPhone 12 Max is the first time Apple has used a BOE display
iPhone 12 Pro 6.1 inch screen
The iPhone 12 Pro’s 6.1-inch OLED screen is said to be exclusively provided by Samsung Display. This will be a 10-bit FRC panel, consisting of the original 8-bit and 2-bit complementary colors based on dithering. It will not have Y-OCTA touch technology and the same resolution as the iPhone 12 Max above.
10-bit screen technology is not new because Samsung Display has provided these panels for many Android brands. Asus ROG Phone II is the first phone in the world to offer 10-bit native (10-bit native), models like Xperia 1, Nokia 7.2, Find X2 Pro all feature 10-bit FRC screens like iPhone 12 Pro coming.
Another important information is that this time Apple may carry the “XDR” brand from the screen to the iPhone. The parameters such as contrast, bright peak, full screen brightness, color depth will all far exceed the iPhone 11. The other improvement has been predicted to be 120Hz refresh rate, however TFT panel is still LTPS instead of LTPO like the Galaxy Note 20+.
On Xperia 1, the 10-bit FRC screen makes displaying 10-bit HDR content more impressive (photo: ePrice)
About configuration, the machine will have 6GB of RAM, 128GB of memory. The four-lens camera with the highest resolution reaches 64MP. The fourth lens will be the LiDAR Scanner with 3D ToF sensor from Sony. It will support 5G network both Sub-6 and mmWave.
iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7-inch screen
The most expensive model of this launch will have a 6.7-inch screen from Samsung Display. 2,785×1,293 pixels resolution, 460ppi pixel density. Full Y-OCTA touch technology, 10-bit color depth and meet Apple XDR standards. The screen will still be LTPS TFT, not LTPO. Configuration and camera similar to iPhone 12 Pro.
In terms of design, DSCC confirms that all iPhones will have a top notch display with a narrower TrueDepth camera cluster. May look like some mid-range Android phones before. Although the screen is defective, but there are no complicated components, the area of the missing part is smaller than iPhone X.
Parameter table and expected selling price that DSCC offers for iPhone 12 series (photo: DSCC)