iPhone 12 Pro specifications: A14 chipset, 5G support, 120Hz display, and more tipped

With the iPhone 12 series, Apple could finally replace the Lightning port with the Type-C port

Highlights
  • iPhone 12 could be the world’s first smartphone to launch with a 5nm chipset
  • iPhone 12-series of phone are expected to come with 5G support and up to 120Hz displays
  • Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 series this fall 

After launching the affordable iPhone SE 2020, all eyes are on Apple’s upcoming flagship iPhone 12 series. Despite the challenges faced by the coronavirus pandemic, the alleged lineup, which is expected to see as many as four iPhone 12 models, is believed to launch at this fall. While we’re still a few months away from the launch event, some key specifications of the iPhone 12 Pro model has leaked out. A tipster, who goes by the Twitter handle @L0vetodream has shared that the successor to iPhone 11 Pro will be powered by a 5nm A14 chipset, and will come with features like 5G connectivity, 120Hz display, ‘hidden receiver’, and Type-C port instead of a Lightning port. This is mostly in line with previous leaks and rumours of iPhone 12 series. 

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max models are expected to come with maxed out specifications. While we expect to see the A14 Bionic chipset power all the iPhone 12 models, it seems only the Pro phones will get a high 120Hz refresh rate. Most of the models in the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup is also expected to support 5G. Interestingly, Apple may finally ditch the Lightning port and move over to USB Type-C, which has been long rumoured to happen, especially after Apple released the iPad Pro 2018 with a Type-C port.

iPhone 12 series specifications

The upcoming iPhone 12 series is expected to come in 6.1-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.7-inch sizes and tout the same design as recently launched iPad Pro 2020. The handsets, including iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, are expected to get a smaller notch. There may be an iPhone 12 Plus model as well, which will accompany the regular iPhone 12. The A14 Bionic chipset is widely expected to be manufactured on a 5nm process, making it more power efficient than the A13 Bionic. 

The iPhone 12 phones are expected to come with 5G support and up to 120Hz displays. The Pro models are also expected to come with quad cameras that includes a LiDAR sensor as seen on the newest iPad Pro 2020. The remaining camera sensor details remain vague at the moment. Lastly, the phones are said to come with new colour options, including navy blue, light orange, light blue, and shade of violet. The iPhones are expected to run iOS 14 out of the box.