Apple iPhone 12 - Specifications

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Unconfirmed specifications
SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
Cores: 6
RAM: 6 GB, 2750 MHz
Storage: 128 GB, 256 GB
Display: 6.1 in, OLED, 24 bit
Battery: Li-Ion
OS: iOS 14
Camera: 64 MP, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps
SIM card: Nano-SIM
Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, ax
USB: 2.0
Bluetooth: 5.0
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS

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Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Brand

Brand name of the company that manufactures the device.

Apple
Model

Model name of the device.

iPhone 12
Model alias

Аlternative names, under which the model is known.

D53G

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Body materials

Materials used in the fabrication of the device's body.

Glass
Stainless steel
Certification

Information about the standards, in which the device is certified.

IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card type

Information about the type and size (form factor) of the SIM card used in the device.

Nano-SIM (4FF - fourth form factor, since 2012, 12.30 x 8.80 x 0.67 mm)
Number of SIM cards

Information about the number of SIM cards, supported by the device.

1
Embedded SIM (eSIM) support

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSM

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) was developed to replace the analog cellular network (1G), therefore it is referred to as a 2G mobile network. It has been improved with the addition of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and later via the Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology.

GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA

CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) is a channel access method for communications within mobile networks. Compared to other 2G and 2.5G standards like GSM and TDMA, it provides increased data transfer speeds and allows more subscribers to connect simultaneously to the network.

CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is a family of 3G standards for mobile networks based on CDMA and providing high-quality voice and broadband data services over wireless networks. Its advantages include stronger signal, fewer drop-offs and breakups, analog capabilities, very high spectral capacity, etc.

1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA

TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) is a 3G standard for mobile networks. It is developed as an alternative to the W-CDMA standard in China by the Chinese Academy of Telecomunications Technology, Datang Telecom and Siemens AG, and combines TDMA and CDMA.

TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTS

UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. Based on the GSM standard, it is deemed as a 3G mobile network standard. It has been developed by the 3GPP and its major advantage is the provision of greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, due to the W-CDMA technology.

UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE

LTE is deemed to be the fourth generation (4G) of mobile communications technology. It has been developed by the 3GPP based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies in order to increase the speed and capacity of wireless data networks. A further development of the technology is called LTE Advanced.

LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B48)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologies

There are several network technologies that enhance the performance of mobile networks mainly by increased data bandwidth. Information about the communication technologies supported by the device and their respective uplink and downlink bandwidth.

UMTS (384 kbit/s )
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+ (HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s , HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s )
LTE Cat 18 (221.0 Mbit/s , 1.2 Gbit/s )
LTE-A (500 Mbit/s , 1 Gbit/s )
EV-DO Rev. A (1.8 Mbit/s , 3.1 Mbit/s )
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)

Information about the operating system used by the device as well as its version.

iOS 14

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoC

The SoC integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc., as well as software for their functioning.

Apple A14 Bionic
Process technology

Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip. The value in nanometers represents half the distance between elements that make up the CPU.

5 nm (nanometers)
CPU bits

The CPU bits are determined by the bit-size of the processor registers, address buses and data buses. 64-bit CPUs provide better performance than 32-bit ones, which on their part perform better than 16-bit processors.

64 bit
Instruction set

The instruction set architecture (ISA) is a set of commands used by the software to manage the CPU's work. Information about the set of instructions the processor can execute.

ARMv8-A
CPU cores

A CPU core is the processor unit, which executes software instructions. Presently, besides single-core processors, there are dual-core, quad-core, hexa-core and so on multi-core processors. They increase the performance of the device allowing the execution of multiple instructions in parallel.

6
RAM capacity

RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.

6 GB (gigabytes)
RAM type

Information about the type of RAM used by the device.

LPDDR5
RAM channels

Information about the number of RAM channels integrated in the SoC. More channels mean higher data transfer rates.

Double channel
RAM frequency

RAM frequency relates directly to the rate of reading/writing from/in the RAM memory.

2750 MHz (megahertz)

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage

Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.

128 GB (gigabytes)
256 GB (gigabytes)

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technology

One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.

OLED
Diagonal size

In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.

6.1 in (inches)
154.94 mm (millimeters)
15.49 cm (centimeters)
Color depth

The color depth of the display is also known as bit depth. It shows the number of bits used for the color components of one pixel. Information about the maximum number of colors the screen can display.

24 bit
16777216 colors
Other features

Information about other functions and features of the display.

Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide color gamut
Haptic Touch

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

Sensors

Sensors vary in type and purpose. They increase the overall functionality of the device, in which they are integrated.

Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
In-display fingerprint sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor type

Information about the sensor type of the camera. Some of the most widely used types of image sensors on mobile devices are CMOS, BSI, ISOCELL, etc.

CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Number of lenses

Information about the number of lenses used by the optical system of the camera.

6
Flash type

The rear cameras of mobile devices use mainly a LED flash. It may arrive in a single, dual- or multi-light setup and in different arrangements.

LED
Image resolution

One of the main characteristics of the cameras is their image resolution. It states the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image, which can also be shown in megapixels that indicate the approximate number of pixels in millions.

64 MP (megapixels)
Video resolution

Information about the maximum resolution at which the rear camera can shoot videos.

3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS

Information about the maximum number of frames per second (fps) supported by the rear camera while recording video at the maximum resolution. Some of the main standard frame rates for recording and playing video are 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps.

60 fps (frames per second)
Features

Information about additional software and hardware features of the rear camera which improve its overall performance.

Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Night Mode
Secondary rear camera - ultra-wide
Third rear camera - telephoto
LiDAR scanner

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor type

Information about the sensor type of the camera. Some of the most widely used types of image sensors on mobile devices are CMOS, BSI, ISOCELL, etc.

CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Aperture

The aperture (f-stop number) indicates the size of the lens diaphragm opening, which controls the amount of light reaching the image sensor. The lower the f-stop number, the larger the diaphragm opening is, hence, the more light reaches the sensor. Usually, the f-stop number specified is the one that corresponds to the maximum possible diaphragm opening.

f/2.2
Image resolution

Information about the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the photos taken by the front camera, indicated in megapixels as well.

4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP (megapixels)
Video resolution

Information about the maximum resolution of the videos shot by the front camera.

3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS

Digital cameras are able to shoot videos at different frames per second (fps). Some of the main standard frame rates for recording and playing video are 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps. Information about the maximum possible fps for shooting videos at the maximum possible resolution.

60 fps (frames per second)
Features

Information about additional software and hardware features of the front camera which improve its overall performance.

Face unlock
HDR
1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

Speaker

The loudspeaker is a device, which reproduces various sounds such as ring tones, alarms, music, voice calls, etc. Information about the type of speakers the device uses.

Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Stereo sound recording
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Dolby Atmos
Spatial audio playback

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio

Information whether the device has an FM radio receiver or not.

No

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/Positioning

The tracking/positioning service is provided by various satellite navigation systems, which track the autonomous geo-spatial positioning of the device that supports them. The most common satellite navigation systems are the GPS and the GLONASS. There are also non-satellite technologies for locating mobile devices such as the Enhanced Observed Time Difference, Enhanced 911, GSM Cell ID.

GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).

802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version

The technology has several versions, which improve the connection speed, range, connectivity and discoverability of the devices. Information about the Bluetooth version of the device.

5.0
Features

Bluetooth uses various profiles and protocols related to faster exchange of data, energy saving, better device discoverability, etc. Some of those supported by the device are listed here.

A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Version

There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.

2.0
Features

Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.

Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jack

Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

No

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

Connectivity

Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.

Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

Browser

Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.

HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common audio file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
AAC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common video file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Type

The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).

Li-Ion
Features

Information about some additional features of the device's battery.

Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi wireless charging
Wireless reverse charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0

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SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
Cores: 6
RAM: 6 GB, 2750 MHz
Storage: 128 GB, 256 GB
Display: 6.1 in, OLED, 24 bit
Battery: Li-Ion
OS: iOS 14
Camera: 64 MP, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps