- Tram Ho
As the Covid-19 pandemic was causing partial isolation or total blockade in many different parts of the world, smartphone sales continued to decline. One of the countermeasures to this situation is to launch cheaper devices to appeal to users and how quickly Apple is adopting this strategy.
Not only has the new iPhone SE been priced at just $ 399 in recent years, the leaked information also shows that Apple seems to be preparing to apply this strategy with the new iPhone 12 series coming soon this year.
Previous rumors have suggested that Apple will launch the iPhone 12 line with A14 Bionic processor based on 5nm process, greatly improved in terms of energy efficiency. In addition, this year’s new iPhone line will have 4 different versions, including iPhone 12 with 5.4 inch screen, iPhone 12 with 6.1 inch screen, iPhone 12 Pro with 6.1 inch screen and iPhone. 12 Pro Max with 6.7 inch screen.
A recently leaked rumor indicates the price of this iPhone 12 series. Accordingly, the iPhone 12 will start at just $ 649 – meaning it’s even cheaper than the starting price of the iPhone 11 ($ 699). If the $ 699 price of the iPhone 11 caused a craze last year, this could be repeated this year as the iPhone 12 starts at a lower starting price – even when the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting everyone’s wallet.
Meanwhile, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 line will cost $ 749, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $ 999 and $ 1,099, respectively – similar to the starting price of the iPhone 11. Pro and Pro Max launched last year.
Currently, rumors claim that the entire iPhone 12 line is equipped with A14 Bionic chip on the 5nm process and supports 5G. In addition, design visual leaks suggest that they all use OLED screens with smaller notch. The main difference between this year’s iPhone 12 versions is the number of rear cameras and the materials that make up the device chassis.
While the lower-priced iPhone 12 models use an aluminum alloy frame with a dual camera on the back, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max use a stainless steel frame with a triple rear camera cluster and a LiDAR scanner.
Concept iPhone 12 Pro.
According to some leaked sources, this year’s Pro versions will use the same flat edge design as the previous iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. However, they will use ordinary flat glass instead of 2.5D curved glass. Even so, there is no certainty for this. The 2.5D curved glass surface makes the operation from the edge of the screen easier and removing them will make many people uncomfortable about it.
About the launch of these devices, many reports suggest that the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will hit shelves in September as usual, while the more advanced iPhone 12 Pro series will open. sold in October, later than the low price versions.
Refer to GizChina
Source : Genk