This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Some images purported to be display panel photos for this year's flagship iPhone 12(tentative) have reportedly been posted on Chinese social networking site Weibo. The original photo has since been deleted and reposted on Twitter.
iPhone 12的真机屏幕，5.4英寸的刘海全面屏，单手掌握，这不就是你们想要的小屏旗舰吗[笑而不语] pic.twitter.com/esAyjSQGXD— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) July 27, 2020
The display panel appears to have been photographed in a rack before it was assembled into the product and before it was placed in the case, and the face of the photographer in the picture has probably been edited out.
"Real iPhone 12 display, 5.4 inch full screen. Wouldn't this be an ideal small flagship to hold in one hand?", the contributor Digital Chat Station said. The iPhone 12 is expected to come in three screen sizes of 5.4-inch/6.1-inch/6.7-inch, which means the smallest model.
According to previous rumors, the notch at the top of the screen on the iPhone 12 should be significantly reduced in size. Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that "at least one of them will have a smaller front-facing camera cutout and a smaller notch," and a famous leaker also posted a CAD image-like drawing suggesting this.
However, in these images, the notch size looks almost identical to the previous iPhone 11. The bezels around the panel are narrower and the screen ratio appears to have improved, but it could be thicker when assembled and stored in a case.
Other unconfirmed information about the iPhone 12 has been reported. Here's some images of the A14(tentative) chip, which is also the latest SoC.
A14 RAM pic.twitter.com/UttGtfRRX8— Mr·white (@laobaiTD) July 27, 2020
Mr. White, who occasionally sends out accurate unconfirmed information about Apple, posted photos of what he calls "A14 RAM" on Twitter. Other than the square outline, no other details are available, but there is a date number that appears to be "2016" or the 16th week of 2020, indicating that it may have been manufactured in April of this year.
This date coincides with the start of mass production as reported by DigiTimes Taiwan. The A14 is expected to be manufactured on a 5nm process, which is expected to be more power efficient than the 7nm A13 (the SoC for the iPhone 11 series), with more processing power across the board and an enhanced neural engine, as well as faster artificial intelligence and AR.
The iPhone 12 series is starting to show its full potential. The announcement date is rumored to be either September or October/November, and the pace of unconfirmed information is likely to accelerate going forward.
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