It is expected that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will implement some significant updates later this year including major improvements to the display department. Thanks to a study published earlier today by Show Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), we now know exactly what Apple planned.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature a huge 6.68-inch flexible OLED display that is exclusively supplied by Samsung Tech. The phone can support a resolution of 2778 x 1284p, which corresponds to the same density of pixels as the iPhone 11 Pro Max-458 pixels per inch.
One significant improvement compared to the screen on the previous-gen model is the inclusion of Y-OCTA technology , which allows for direct patterning of the touchscreen circuitry on the OLED panel without needing a separate layer, resulting in a thinner display and lower production costs.
As Jon Prosser previously reported, the new monitor will be sold under the label ‘Super Retina XDR’ and this year, Apple tends to take the name more seriously. The company is said to be developing a 10-bit color depth update, which ensures that the iPhone can display more than 1 billion colours.
That feature is something that has only appeared on the OnePlus 8 Pro and Oppo Find X2 Pro so far this year, meaning the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be one of the few smartphones on the market to support it.
DSCC also believes Apple will follow its own ‘XDR’ branding guidelines more closely on its next smartphone by increasing the maximum brightness level and peak brightness. Whether any other changes are planned remains to be seen.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
The smaller iPhone 12 Pro will feature a Samsung-supplied 6.1-inch OLED display. Support is currently expected for 10-bit color depth and a higher maximum brightness like the Pro Max model, though some key differences will occur.
It is not supposed to have Y-OCTA technology and instead will have a separate layer for touch circuitry which will be paired with a slightly different resolution of about 2532 x 1170p which will retain the density of 458ppi pixel.
Like the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 Pro is rumored to support 120Hz. DSCC notes that, unlike the Galaxy Note 20 +, Apple has no plans to implement LTPO software, meaning it may be limited to non-native resolutions or risk being a big drain of batteries.
Apple iPhone 12 Max
Replacing the iPhone 11 is the iPhone 12 Max with a 6.1-inch OLED display from both the BOE and LG mobile. The latter will initially handle the bulk of orders before BOE starts raising its share.
Like the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Max looks likely to feature a layer of add-on touch circuitry instead of Y-OCTA tech. There is also a speculation of the same 2532 x 1170p resolution and 458ppi pixel density, which is probably the most important change.
Apple has also been mocked for the comically poor 1792 x 828p resolution and 326ppi pixel density provided on the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR even though average customers don’t care. Nonetheless, with the turn to OLED, the trend finally seems to be ending.
More precisely, access to the XDR branding will not be given to these screens, and as such does not support 10-bit color depth or 120Hz ProMotion tech.
Apple iPhone 12
The bunch ‘s smallest iPhone looks likely to feature a tiny 5.4-inch OLED screen. DSCC says it’s going to come from Samsung, but tipster Jon Prosser and L0veToDream claim it’s going to be BOE in fact.
Features will be borrowed from the iPhone 12 Max and the cards officially have a 2340 x 1080p resolution with a pixel density of 475ppi. However, Apple appears to give the same pixel density on all versions, so you can expect a slightly lower resolution that makes 458ppi instead.