The latest report by renowned Apple and tech analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo confirms that the upcoming iPhone 12 series will not offer the much speculated 120 Hz refresh rate in the high-end models. Kuo explains that since the 120Hz display consumes more power, the iPhone maker will not offer the feature in the new flagship smartphone series. He also added that consumers can expect the 120Hz refresh rate in 2021 iPhone models with LTPO display technology which is power efficient.
Previously, based on reports of a larger battery in the new smartphone line-up, several sources speculated that Apple will offer 120Hz display in the 6.1-inch Pro and 6.7-inch Pro Max models of the new iPhone 12 series. However, when supply chain leaks showed a smaller battery than expected, most sources retracted claims of 120Hz refresh rate on the new iPhone series. In the report, Kuo also gives details of the expected products to be launch at the September 15 event, tomorrow.
Details of iPhone 12 Series and September 15 Event
Kuo’s report further states that Apple will ship the smallest iPhone 12 model, 5.4-inch with a “slightly narrower” notch to offer more room on the display of the device. Information like signal strength and time will be displayed on the top left and right corners of the notch. Besides that, the models with bigger screens like 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch will have the same size notch as the current iPhone 11 models. Previously, it was reported that the company will shrink the notch across all models in the series.
5G Technology Support
As per the analyst, all models in the new iPhone 12 series will support 5G technology with two variants of each model offering sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G network support. A report by another publisher DigiTimes corroborates this claim, stating that the reason for releasing two variants of each model is because of the uneven availability of the 5G network in a country. The Taiwanese publisher also said that,
“Apple’s 2020 series of iPhones will work on both sub-6GHz and millimeter wave 5G networks, and the vendor is considering introducing its iPhones supporting either mmWave or sub-6GHz for specific markets next year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.”
September 15 Event
At Apple’s September event, Kuo expects the launch of the new Apple Watch and iPad Air line-up. He claims that the new Apple Watch Series 6 will have the same design as the current Apple Watch Series 5 with the advanced pulse oximeter sensor to monitor the blood oxygen level. For the new tablet models, he has previously said that the iPad Air will offer the Touch ID sensor in the side button which was corroborated by a leaked image of an alleged iPad Air manual.