Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with OLED Super Retina XDR display, LiDAR Scanner, 5G announced; India price starts at Rs. 1,19,900

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At its special event Apple announced the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max successor of last year’s iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max models, both with support for 5G. These come with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR displays, respectively and have support for HDR and Dolby Vision. These come with new Ceramic Shield protection with 4x better drop performance, thanks to a new high temperature crystallisation step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix. The phones are powered by A14 Bionic 5nm Chip with 11.8 billion transistors and a 6-core design and feature IP68 water resistance (6 meters for up to 30 minutes). The phones have Textured matt glass back and stainless steel body.

The iPhone 12 Pro features 12MP main camera along with a 12MP 120° Ultra Wide camera  and a 12MP 52 mm focal length Telephoto camera for 4x optical zoom. The  iPhone 12 Pro Max features a new f/1.6 aperture Wide camera with a 47% larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels for a massive 87% improvement in low-light conditions. It also includes the expansive Ultra Wide camera and a 65 mm focal length Telephoto camera for 5x optical zoom. Night mode is now available for all the cameras and there is a new Night mode Time-Lapse mode. Deep Fusion, now better and faster, comes to all cameras, and with the new Smart HDR 3 for more true-to-life images, even in complex scenes.

The iPhone 12 Pro models are the first in the world to enable an end-to-end experience for HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps, said Apple.  Dolby Vision grading is processed live and sustained during editing in the Photos app or iMovie, and is coming to Final Cut Pro X later this year.

These come with new LiDAR Scanner, offering the ability to measure light distance and use pixel depth information of a scene. This technology delivers faster, more realistic AR experiences and improves autofocus by 6x in low-light scenes for more accuracy and reduced capture time in photos and videos. Combined with the A14 Bionic, this also offers Night mode portraits. This also has the new MagSafe wireless charging.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max specifications

  • iPhone 12 Pro- 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, Ceramic Shield protection
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max -6.7-inch (2778×1284 pixels) OLED 458ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
  • 128GB,256GB and 512GB storage options
  • iOS 14
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • iPhone 12 Pro- 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens, 12MP Telephoto camera with f/2.0 aperture with 4x optical zoom range and Digital zoom up to 10x, Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max – 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, 1.7μm pixel size, Sensor-shift optical image stabilisation, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens, 12MP Telephoto camera with f/2.2 aperture with 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 5x optical zoom range and Digital zoom up to 12x, Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • iPhone 12 Pro dimensions: 146.7 ×71.5×7.4mm; Weight: 187grams
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max dimensions: 160.8 ×78.1×7.4mm; Weight: 226grams
  • Stereo speakers
  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 17 hours (iPhone 12 Pro) / 20 hours (iPhone 12 Pro Max) of video playback

The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max come in Gold, Graphite, Silver and new Pacific Blue colours.

Pricing and availability

  • iPhone 12 Pro 128GB – Rs. 1,19,900
  • iPhone 12 Pro 256GB – Rs. 1,29,900
  • iPhone 12 Pro 512GB – Rs. 1,49,900
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB – Rs. 1,29,900
    iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB – Rs. 1,39,900
    iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB – Rs. 1,59,900

The iPhone 12 Pro will be available through Apple Authorized Resellers in India starting from October 30th and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available from November 13th.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram





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