iPhone 12 mega leak 'reveals specs of all FOUR new models' – including 5G and 3D laser camera
DETAILS of an upcoming iPhone due to launch later this year have leaked online.
The iPhone 12, not yet announced by Apple, will come in four variants, all with 5G connectivity, according to the leak.
The specs of each model were posted to Twitter on Monday by trusted US leaker Jon Prosser.
Jon regularly reveals information about gadgets long before they launch using a series of inside contacts.
In his tweet, the Arkansas resident claimed prototyping for four iPhone 12 devices had been finalised, meaning Apple will soon begin making them in its factories.
"Now let’s see if Apple can get them out by the end of the year," Jon wrote.
A graphic detailing the specs of four versions of the iPhone 12 was posted alongside the tweet.
They suggest the iPhone 12 will come in various sizes: A 5.4in mini version, a 61in iPhone 12 base model, a 6.1in 12 Pro and a 6.7in 12 Pro Max.
While similar in size, the 12 and 12 Pro will differ in the number of cameras: Two and three, respectively.
As with Apple's most recent mobiles, the iPhone 11 series, we can expect the rear triple camera array to include wide-angle and telephoto lenses.
Apparently, the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will also come with LiDAR scanners.
LiDAR is a type of laser technology that measures distances to accurately map a scene in 3D.
It means you can create much more accurate augmented reality effects – like Pokémon Go or advanced Snapchat filters.
Apple recently added LiDAR to a product for the first time ever with the launch of the new iPad Pro.
At a reported 5.4in, the "mini" iPhone 12 will be Apple's tiniest mobile since 2017's iPhone 8 (4.7in).
It'll fit easily in the palm with a design that goes against the recent trend of "bigger is always better" followed by the world's leading smartphone makers.
The key feature for the iPhone 12, though, will be 5G connectivity, according to the leak. All four models will have it as standard.
5G is the next generation of mobile internet, expected to deliver blisteringly fast download speeds – changing the way we use our handsets forever.
What is 5G?
Here's what you need to know…
- The term 5G stands for 5th-generation, and is simply the next "version" of mobile phone networks.
- The world's network operators have settled on a new method of delivering mobile internet to your phone, making it possible to offer far higher download speeds.
- Early figures suggest you'll be able to download 4K movies in a matter of seconds, and buffering video will be a thing of the past.
- But 5G also promises low "latency" – the physical delay in transmitting data – which is a major boon for gamers, who desperately need their online actions to be sent and received as quickly as possible.
- A number of mobile networks around the world now offer 5G internet
- However, you'll need to make sure your device supports 5G before buying a 5G phone contract
- Only a handful of smartphones currently support blisteringly fast 5G internet
With 5G, you can download a full HD movie in seconds over your network connection.
In the USA, 5G is available in a number of cities on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
EE, Vodafone and others have already launched in the UK, and they're seriously impressive.
Apple hasn't confirmed any plans for an iPhone 12 yet, so take all rumours and leaks with a pinch of salt.
We won't know the truth until much closer to September 2020, when Apple's next iPhones are likely to launch.
Rumours suggest Apple is primed for a radical redesign for the iPhone 12.
For a start, they will apparently do away with the "notch" on the front of the display.
Ever since 2017's iPhone X, Apple has had a small notch that juts into the top of the screen.
It houses the selfie camera and scanners for the Face ID unlocking system, allowing Apple to have a nearly all-screen front.
But Android rivals are increasingly doing away with the notch altogether, so it's possible Apple will follow suit.
Another key change is the framing of the device – the iPhone 12 will apparently have squared-off metal edging.
Ever since the iPhone 6, Apple has used smooth and curved edges.
But previous phones like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 had had square edges, which proved very popular with fans.
Many are hoping Apple will return to this more industrial design style with the iPhone 12.
In other news, the 5G iPhone could launch later this year.
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