iPhone 12 Pro Max alleged screenshots show 120Hz refresh rate and camera features

iPhone 12 series is tipped to be announced in September.

Highlights
  • Apple seems to be testing native and adaptive 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • The new camera features include LiDAR sensor, Enhanced Night Mode, and Advanced Noise Reduction
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max notch size seems to be similar to the iPhone 11 Pro 

Apple iPhone 12 line-up is expected to be announced in September and go on sale in October. Now, ahead of the announcement, alleged screenshots of 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max have leaked online, courtesy of Jon Prosser. These images are purportedly from production validation testing (PVT) prototype and reveal several features of the flagships, including the long-rumoured ProMotion display. Apple seems to be testing native 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and adaptive refresh rate that automatically adjusts the refresh rate in accordance with the content on screen.

Furthermore, the screenshots also reveal a few key camera features, including LiDAR sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro models. Enabling the LiDAR sensor allows for assisted autofocus and subject detection for video and night mode. Other features include 4K video recording at 120fps and 240fps. There’s also a mention of Enhanced Night Mode and Advanced Noise Reduction, both of which are self-explanatory. Since these features are from a ‘production validation testing’ model, there’s a chance they can be cancelled. As there is a mention of “check if your PVT model supports” features for high refresh rate and hardware-specific camera features, there could be some PVT iPhone 12 Pro Max models that aren’t equipped with these.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Separately, YouTuber EverythingApplePro has shared what could be the ‘actual iPhone 12 Pro Max’ prototype. This shows us the notch size of the flagship and how it remained unchanged from the iPhone 11 Pro Max. It shows the higher-refresh rate screen, similar to the one Jon Prosser has shared but this shows AM or PM next to the time. Whether or not the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be equipped with the said camera features and 120Hz refresh rate, it is certain the Cupertino giant had tested them at a certain point.

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