In the last year or so, Android flagship smartphones with 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rate displays have basically become the norm, leaving Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and its lowly 60Hz display in the dust. That might change soon.
According to a report by EverythingApplePro (via leaker Max Weinbach), the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro will have a 120Hz display, just like Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 phones. This is a pretty easy guess, given that Apple’s latest iPad Pro devices have a 120Hz, ProMotion display which automatically adjusts the display refresh rate depending on what’s shown on the screen. If you’ve never tried out a 120Hz phone, the difference is sublime but noticeable — everything you do just feels smoother and more responsive.
The high-end 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, as well as the 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max, will have a ProMotion display, the report says, whereas the cheaper, 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models (yes, Apple will likely launch four new iPhones this fall) will still come with a 60Hz display. All of the new iPhones will have an OLED display.
The new Pro models will also have an upgraded Face ID system with a wider field of view, meaning it will be better at recognizing your face from odd angles, as well as a LIDAR sensor on the back — again, just like the new iPad Pros. The new Face ID will be housed in a notch that will be smaller than the one on the iPhone 11 Pro.
Other news in this report includes a navy blue color for the iPhone 12 Pro, a larger battery for the Pro models, and 3x optical zoom (up from 2x) on the Pro models.
Details about the new iPhone lineup have slowly been trickling in, up to the point that we seemingly know most of the major features on these upcoming phones. One big unknown, however, is whether the coronavirus pandemic will postpone the launch, which typically happens in the fall. We’ve heard conflicting reports on that, with the most recent one, from the Wall Street Journal, claiming the iPhone 12 will likely be late by about a month.
Of course, all of the above is unofficial and unconfirmed; Apple will likely keep mum about the new iPhones until it’s ready to officially unveil them.