Max Weinbach (using the @PineLeaks account on Twitter), who is known for disseminating Apple information, has provided some new information, stating that the "most important things" were already revealed by Kang (the above Weibo user).
First of all, Face ID, the facial recognition that is expected to be included in all iPhone 12 models, could be faster by a software technology called "dynamic zoning algorithm".
https://t.co/EPj76hm9wZ The "dynamic zoning algorithm" is shipping. The redesigned TrueDepth Camera System though, is not. Instead, a more "tightly" arranged TrueDepth will be shipped with the 5.4" iPhone. The notch shrinks horizontally, but increases slightly vertically.
That means the notch (at the top of the screen that houses Face ID-related parts) will still be retained, but it will shrink horizontally only on the 5.4-inch iPhone mini, but increases slightly vertically. The possibility of such "notch shrinking in at least one model" was mentioned by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as well as a leaked image showing it. Also, as far as authentication is concerned, there are no rumors of a fingerprint Touch ID on the devices.
In addition, all iPhone 12 models will have significantly improved digital zoom thanks to software enhancements. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max (tentative for the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro models, respectively) were rumored to have enhanced optical zoom, but the two entry-level models will also get the benefit of digital, though the rear cameras will remain largely unchanged from the iPhone 11.
Digital and Optical Zoom will be getting a massive boost this year. The standard iPhone 12 will completely rely on software for this, still. You will get an significantly extended digital zoom, both quality and distance wise.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are also stated to be at least an hour longer. The iPhone 12 mini, on the other hand, will be shorter than the iPhone 11 (6.1-inch) due to its smaller size, according to internal tests.
The previous prediction that the iPhone 12 Pro model will support 4K/240fps video recording is also being repeated again.
It was expected from public databases that the iPhone 12 mini will have a smaller battery capacity than the iPhone 11. Other than that, if the notch is narrower and the rear camera receives software enhancements, even as a dual-lens, the iPhone 12 mini may be a popular model due to its comfortable size to hold.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.