iPhone 12 Pro models to come with 6GB RAM, regular iPhone 12 to stick with 4GB RAM: report

“A new report suggests that the iPhone 12 lineup will have two different RAM variants, spread across four iPhone 12 models”

Apple is expected to overhaul its iPhones in terms of design, specifications, features and connectivity parameters with the iPhone 12 series. While discussions regarding the 5G compatibility of the iPhone 12 have been making the most noise off late, a new market report courtesy of analysts at UBS suggests that the iPhone 12 lineup will have two different RAM variants, spread across four models of the iPhone 12. While the entry level iPhone 12 models are slated to come with 4GB RAM, the iPhone 12 Pro variants are expected to feature 6GB RAM, each.

According to MacRumors, which had access to the report by UBS, the iPhone 12 lineup is expected to feature two iPhones with 6.1-inch displays, and one each with 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch displays. The 5.4-inch one is expected to be the entry level iPhone 12, replacing the erstwhile iPhone 11 and featuring 4GB RAM and a dual-lens camera setup at the rear. The new entrant in the iPhone lineup this year is expected to be the less powerful of the two 6.1-inch iPhones, and may be called iPhone 12 Plus. This variant is also expected to feature a dual rear camera setup, as well as 4GB of RAM.

Sitting above the iPhone 12 duo are the more powerful 6.1-inch iPhone, with a triple camera setup and 6GB of RAM. This variant will likely be named iPhone 12 Pro, replacing the present generation iPhone 11 Pro. The flagship iPhone 12 variant is expected to be the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which would replace the iPhone 11 Pro Max at the top of the lineup. Like the Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max would also come with triple rear camera, and 6GB of RAM, which would be the most amount of RAM on an iPhone yet. Both the ‘Pro’ variants are also expected to feature an additional 3D time of flight (ToF) sensor alongside the triple camera layout.

With 6GB RAM on the iPhone 12 Pro variants, we could expect a significant bump in performance. Given that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with 4GB RAM, the iPhone 12 will likely use the additional memory for 5G-related tasks, as well as upgraded performance in areas such as gaming and computational photography. More details should surface, as we move closer to the iPhone’s launch that should take place some time in September 2020.