iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max unveiled: Bigger screen, enhanced Camera & more.

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With the huge speculation going around, Apple has finally unveiled its iPhone 12 series phone this Tuesday in an event. Apple has unveiled 4 new phones in the iPhone 12 lineup: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Let’s find out the specs, price, and availability of iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max in Nepal.

The highlighting feature of iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max is its A14 Bionic chip, enhanced camera setup, 5G & MagSafe wireless Charger support, and more. Let’s find out in more detail. Read On.

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Overview

Design and display:

This time Apple has adopted a new design unlike its predecessor: iPhone 11 series. iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max feature a squared-off design somehow similar to that of the iPhone 4. The phones come with a Ceramic Shield front, textured matte glass back, and stainless steel design. Apple says that it’s tougher than the glass of any other smartphones, with four times better “drop performance”, offering drop resistance. Likewise, it is Rated IP68 under IEC standard 60529. That is to say, it is Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant. Also, in terms of color, you will get 4 variants: Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue.

Coming on to the display, iPhone 12 Pro features a – 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It offers 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI along with 1200 nits max brightness. While iPhone 12 Max Pro offers a huge -6.7inch display: making this phone the biggest phone from Apple till now. The other thing is like that of the Pro model. The only difference is that it offers 2778‑by‑1284-pixel resolution at 458 PPI. Likewise, these phones come with scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating, Dolby Vision with wise color gamut and True-tone.

Performance and Battery:

With performance, iPhone 12 Pro and Max Pro both are powered by Apple’s latest and greatest 5nm A14 Bionic chip based on next-generation Neural Engine. This is the same chipset seen in the iPad Air launched earlier. The Chipset offers a significant performance boost with great power efficiency, i.e. one of the best in the business. These phones are further coupled with hex-core CPU and tetra-core GPU and available in 128GB/256GB/512GB storage options.

Similarly, 5G connectivity has been the main talking point in the event. With the combination of 5G and the A14 Bionic Chipset. No doubt iPhone is way ahead in terms of performance. Apple claims the iPhone 12 series supports the widest range of 5G bands among any other smartphone in the market.

Moving on to the battery, it offers an inbuilt rechargeable Lithium‑ion battery along with Fast Charging capable of charging up to 50% in around 30 minutes with a 20W adapter or higher (advertised). It also supports MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W. However, you will not get power adapters and Earpods out of the box. Apple says this move is to reduce the environmental impact. You will get USB‑C to Lightning Cable, though.

Camera:

Both phones feature a triple camera setup including ultra Wide, wide, and telephoto cameras. Ultra-wide of f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view, wide of f/1.6 aperture and telephoto camera of f/2.0 aperture on Pro model and f/2.2 aperture on the Pro Max model. The 12MP telephoto lens offers a 65mm focal length, that can optically zoom in up to 2.5 times in Pro Max while 52mm focal length on Pro model offers optical zoom up to 2x times. Digital zoom is up to 10x in the Pro model while it is 12x in Pro Max. This is because of the greater aperture of the telephoto lens.

Some enhanced camera features include “Apple ProRAW” which comes with Deep Fusion and Smart HDR, HDR video shooting ability along with Dolby Vision. Also, Apple introduced the LiDAR sensor used for AR effects and help focus on a low-light situation, making night-time photography less of a chore with autofocus six times faster than previous iPhones. Likewise, both phones offer Night Mode portrait photography. Also, these phones offer Sensor-shift OIS technology for image stabilization. 

Specifications:

NetworkTechnologyGSM/HSPA/EVDO/LTE/5G
BodyDimension 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)-iPhone 12 Pro Max
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 in)-iPhone 12 Pro
Weight228g-iPhone 12 Pro Max
189g-iPhone 12 Pro
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
DisplayTypeSuper Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Size6.7-inch (2778 × 1284 pixels) OLED, 458ppi- iPhone 12 Pro Max
6.1-inch (2532 × 1170 pixels) OLED, 460ppi – iPhone 12 Pro
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Dolby Vision
Wide color gamut
True-tone
PlatformOSiOS 14
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPUHex-core
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
Main CameraTriple12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, Sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom (Pro Max)
12MP, f/2.0 , 52mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom (Pro model)
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
FeatureQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
Selfie-CameraDual12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
FeatureHDR
Video4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
MemoryCard SlotNo
Internal128GB, 256GB,512GB
SoundLoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
CommunicationsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBLightning, USB 2.0
FeaturesSensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
BatteryTypeLi-Ion, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi fast wireless charging 15W
MiscellaneousColorSilver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue

iPhone 12 Pro Max Price and Availability in Nepal:

These newly unveiled iPhone series phones will be available for pre-order from October 16(iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12) and from November 16(iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini). With our country, we expect these phones to be available in Nepal, not until December. Let’s look at the expected price of the iPhone 12 Pro, an iPhone 12 Pro Max in Nepal.

Phone ModelPrice in (USA)Price in Nepal (Expected)
iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)$999Rs. 153,000
iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)$1099Rs. 168,000
iPhone 12 Pro (512 GB)$1299Rs. 2,00,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)$1099Rs.1,68,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)$1199Rs. 183,000
iPhone 12 Pro Max (512GB)$1399Rs. 2,14,000

Early Verdict:

The top-end flagship phones of Apple seem impressive. Powered by an A14 Bionic chip along with 5G connectivity, these phones are the best in the business. Also, the camera has been enhanced with the additional LiDAR sensors. However, bear the unavailability of a charging adapter, Earpods out of the box, and the same 60Hz screen if you are planning of buying it.

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