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iPhone 12, production of displays delayed: they will all be OLED, 10-bit on the Pro

For a week now i rumor on the new ones iPhone 12 have stabilized, with the information provided by the leaker Jon Prosser who described a very specific identikit of the four incoming devices (iPhone 12, 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max), with lots of prices: we talked about all this in detail inside the our dedicated article.

If we already have important news about the hardware and the price list, some shadow remains instead on what would normally be an obvious aspect, namely the exit date. Already at the end of April on Wall Street Journalin fact, he had spoken of a delay of at least two months for the mass production of the iPhone 12, with a launch that should however take place by the end of 2020. The slowdown, of course, would be attributable to the ongoing health emergency, with all its consequences and branches, from the production chain forward.

Today another voice aligns with this type of prediction, and is that of Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, which in recent days has expressed itself 360 degrees on the immediate future of the smartphone market, talking about Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite, Note 20 and also of an economic folding license plate from Huawei.

Now it's iPhone 12's turn: according to Young's sources, the panel production for the next generation of iPhones it looks set to go with six weeks late compared to the roadmap initially foreseen: therefore not before the end of July, which would entail a postponement of the traditional September launch at least in October. An estimate that roughly aligns with that produced by Wall Street Journal: therefore there is a real risk – and it would have been strange otherwise, given the circumstances – of a presentation and an arrival on the market about a month late. A slip, yes, but still content.

However, Young did not stop there, and intervened on the displays that will mount the four models intended to compose the iPhone 12 lineup, going down in the details and basically confirming the information reported by Prosser a week ago, with a slight difference and some additional details. The "certainty" we say so, is that all will mount OLED panels.

The only difference compared to the information provided by Prosser (the dimensions are therefore confirmed) concerns the display of the basic model, the 5.4-inch one: according to Prosser it should mount a BOE panel, while for Young it should be equipped with a Samsung. Compared to what is reported by Prosser, then, Young adds the resolution of each single screen and the density. IS he does not feel like unbalancing himself on an aspect still in doubt, namely the 120 Hz refresh rate of the "ProMotion" displays, one feature that should be exclusive to the Pro and Pro Max models (while the other two would stop at 60 Hz), and that nonetheless it is not yet clear whether Apple plans to adopt, for concerns related toimpact that would have autonomy.

Another one Pro exclusive should be, according to Young, the 10-bit color depth, already seen on Oppo Find X2 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro which – specifies – will probably be achieved by dithering with 8 bits + 2 bits, since none of the OLED panels with which the new iPhones will be equipped is capable of the native 10 bits.

Below, for convenience, we report all the features and i prices provided for i four iPhone 12 models coming soon, with the addition of the specifications relating to the screens provided by Ross Young.

IPHONE 12: HOW IT WILL BE

iPhone 12 from 5.4 "

  • Samsung display (according to Young) / BOE OLED Super Retina display (according to Prosser), 2340×1080, 475 PPI
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB or 256 GB of storage
  • Pricing: $ 649 or $ 749, respectively
  • chip A14, 5G, double rear chamber

iPhone 12 Max from 6.1 "

  • BOE OLED Super Retina display, 2532×1170, 460 PPI
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB or 256 GB of storage
  • Prices: $ 749 or $ 849, respectively
  • chip A14, 5G, double rear chamber

iPhone 12 Pro from 6.1 "

  • Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR display, 10-bit color depth with ProMotion (120 Hz), 2532×1170, 460 PPI
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512GB of storage
  • Pricing: $ 999, $ 1,099, or $ 1,299, respectively
  • chip A14, 5G, triple rear chamber plus LiDAR sensor

iPhone 12 Pro Max from 6,7 "

  • Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR display, 10-bit color depth with ProMotion (120 Hz), 2778×1284, 458 PPI
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB of storage
  • Pricing: $ 1,099, $ 1,199, or $ 1,399, respectively
  • chip A14, 5G, triple rear chamber plus LiDAR sensor

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