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iPhone 12 series with 5G support launched

Apple iPhone 12 series is finally out. This year the firm has introduced as many as four iPhones in its portfolio, all powered by the new A14 Bionic chipset. It is worth adding that since Covid-19 has affected many players in the consumer tech industry including Apple, the launch of the new iPhones comes a bit late. Usually the firm introduces its flagship iPhones in September every year.

However, this time the firm is expecting to revive its low iPhone sales projections with multiple models priced at different segments and audience.

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The new iPhones try to bring a mix of new tech and nostalgia as it carries a similar design as the iPhone 5 and 5S. it has flat side bezels with a more boxy design but has the latest tech inside that makes it snappier and efficient. It comes in different colours as well.

A lot of focus has been giving to 5G connectivity as well. The new 5G iPhone 12 models will let you browse the web faster and in a more efficient manner. In the US, Verizon users can access 5G speeds when using the iPhone 12.

Available in Black, White, Red and Blue, iPhone 12 features 6.1-inch screen with Super Retina XDR OLED display. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10.

The basic difference lies in the number of rear cameras in the iPhone 12 models. While the two, non-Pro models feature dual rear cameras, the more costly ‘Pro’ models come with three sensors at the back.

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Apple's A14 Bionic is made using 5nm process. It is said to be 70% faster than last year's A13 Bionic. Apple also says that this chipset can deliver ‘console’ level games as well.

The charging tech is also improving this time. Apple has introduced MagSafe wireless charging system for iPhones. You can use the accessories that attach to the new iPhones using magnets for eacy charging.

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The firm also launched its iPhone 12 Mini. It has 5.4-inch screen and is claimed as Apple's smallest and lightest iPhone 12 device till date. It supports 5G, A14 Bionic, OLED screen, new cameras for low light and MagSafe charging support.

While the iPhone 12 Mini costs $699 (BD264) for the base model, the iPhone 12 starts at $799 (BD301).

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in Blue, Green, Black, White, and PRODUCT(RED) from apple.com and through Apple Authorised Resellers.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a stainless steel build and has ‘Pacific Blue’ as the new colour in the existing mix.

Besides IP68 rating, the new iPhone 12 Pro sports MagSafe wireless charging. There's a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display while the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen size.

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You get three cameras at the back along with a LiDAR sensor for better depth sensing. Sporting A14 Bionic processor, the new handset has a faster front-facing Face Unlock camera as well.

All three 12-megapixel cameras are on wide, ultra-wide and telephoto sensors onboard. For the fisrt time, 10-bit HDR video recording is coming to iPhone 12 Pro. It is also the first camera to capture footage in Dolby Vision in 4K 60fps.

The LiDAR scanner in iPhone brings better AR implementation and improves autofocus and delivers better portrait in images and videos, specially in low light. This means you can now get better Night Mode images using the scanner.

The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 (BD377) while the iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (BD414). Both will be available from October 23 in the US.

Report and pictures by HI Tech

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