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What’s new in iPhone 12: Everything you Need to Know

After a long-awaited period, Apple has launched its latest iPhone 12 series in October 2020. The smartphone world has got the chance to observe the new iterations with 4 brand new iPhones. These phones are meant to temp the users with some attractive features that the world has not known yet. 

Picking an Apple device used to be easy: Apple would offer a single device where you need to select the color and storage variant. With these 4 models and iPhone SE- which was released earlier this year, Apple has brought a total of 5 new phones in 2020. 

The reason behind this write-up is because we believe if someone in Bangladesh is hoping to get a new iPhone 12 series phone, one obvious question arrives: Despite the price difference, which model can meet your demands? Well, read the piece to the last. We can ease your choice by expanding the whole series’s vertices and also iPhone 12 price in Bangladesh.  

iPhone 12 Series at a Glance

This year iPhone 12 has arrived with four different new models. If we arrange them from most expensive to least expensive, the queue will be like this- iPhone Pro Max, iPhone Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini. The models vary by their screen sizes and colors, camera features, and storage size. 

All 4 versions of the iPhone 12 series support 5G connectivity. So, when the network generation will arrive in our geographic area, one can enjoy the best networking potentials. Well, iPhone 12 and 12 mini are almost the same phones except for the screen and battery size. The 12 mini is smaller than the regular one, and it also has a smaller battery capacity.   

On the other hand, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have some similarities. Both of the phones hold a triple-lens camera setup, whereas non-pro models hold a dual-lens camera setup. The pro models are offering higher specs and a higher battery capacity also. 

Probably the most important thing is none of these iPhone models hold wired chargers in their boxes. So, what are the things you will get with the box? A handset, a lightning-to-USB-C cable, and papers. As Apple has started their eco-friendly move, this is one of the most significant steps towards their vision.

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Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini hold a dual-lens camera setup

What’s new in The iPhone 12 series?  

The iPhone 12 series has come with the new A14 Bionic Chip. This faster chip gets only a 5nm process, allowing Apple to put 11.8 billion transistors in its heart. There are 2 high-performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, and Apple Neural Engine inside the chip. By the time the graphical performance is 50% faster than the last edition. 

Each device of this series holds a Super Retina XDR OLED display, which Apple is calling Ceramic Shield. The OLED technology is offering an average brightness of 625 nits and can be up to 1200 nits. Apple is also claiming that the new display protection technology they are using is 4 times break-resistant than the gorilla glass technology. The whole line-up also supports Dolby Vision and HDR video formats. 

Let’s talk about MagSafe now. Apple has given a re-birth to its charging era by introducing the new convenient wireless charging technology named MagSafe. However, Apple has already used this one on Macbooks before. Well, the mechanism remains the same. The iPhone 12 series range features magnets in their back that align the phones with wireless chargers. 

The whole line-up has arrived with iOS 14 that brings numerous exciting features to iPhone users. Like, they can have more creative control over their home screen because, like Android, home screen widgets are now available on iPhone. Holding all these features, the series could take part in the highest-selling mobile phones in our country. 

The Base Models: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini 

As you already know, iPhone and iPhone 12 mini each of the phones got 5G, and some similar features except the display size and resolution. The iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4 inch (2,340 x 1080 ) display whereas iPhone 12 has 6.1 inch (2,532 x 1,170 ) display. Both devices are designed with Ceramic Shield technology in their front, and the rear is protected with Gorilla glass. The whole body frame is made from aluminum. The chassis is rated IP68 for healthy protection against water and dirt.  

Both devices have got the dual-lens camera set up in their rear portion. Both the standard and ultra-wide angle lenses have 12-megapixel sensors. The standard lens has an aperture of f/1.6 whereas the ultra-wide-angle has an aperture of f/2.4. There are some special features one can enjoy during Photography-

  • 100% focus pixels
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Night mode
  • Panorama
  • Portrait mode (with depth control)

Besides the standard features, you can also enjoy advanced features. Here are some:

  • Deep fusion and computational Photography. ( which will bring out more details and perfect adjustment of color, contrast, and noise)
  • Smart HDR 3

The video capturing experience is just perfect. You can find 4k resolutions available at 24, 30, and 60 fps. Slow-motion video capturing support in 1080p reaches 260fps. 

The front-facing camera rates 12 megapixels at f/2.2. Most importantly, it holds some facilities like the primary camera like Deep fusion, HDR 3, and Night mode!

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iPhone and iPhone 12 mini each of the phones got 5G

The Pro Models: iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max 

The pro models of the iPhone 12 series have all the features and specifications that the base models have. Besides that, they have some exclusive attributes and features. 

As we have mentioned, the iPhone 12 has an aluminum frame, whereas iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have a stainless steel frame. Moreover, you can have more choice in colors. The phones’ screen sizes are 6.1 (2,532 X 1,170) inches and 6.7 (2,778 X 1,284) inches across the diagonal for the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max, respectively. 

The pro models have brought some advanced technology with their camera systems. While the Pro model offers 26mm standard, 13mm ultra-wide, and 52mm telephoto cameras (all at 12 megapixels), the Pro Max model offers 26mm standard, 13mm ultra-wide, and 65mm telephoto cameras (all at 12 megapixels).

Both the phones feature LiDAR, which stands for Light Detecting and Ranging. This technology helps create 3D maps of the environment, which is why one can use it to get autofocus in the dark. Because of the LiDAR, Apple claims that autofocusing in the dark has been increased by 6x faster than their previous models. 

Let’s talk about the video segment here. The Pro series can capture 10-bit HDR video with up to 700 million colors. As we have mentioned above that the phones can shoot in Dolby Vision HDR which allows users to live preview the footage while shooting the video! 

iPhone 12 Price and Alternatives in Bangladesh 

Don’t you think so, with these 4 special devices, Apple is competing with thyself? The company has also kept variations in price groups by launching these devices. This means people will talk with Apple with their wallets. In other words, they will pick the iPhone they can afford. Besides, Apple has their old phones available in their store at a bit lower price also. 

Let’s dive into the android world. In Bangladesh, most people are used to android devices because they can easily afford the cost and the availability of the parts. As far as the price range goes, the iPhone mini ( official price $699 ) will face a head to head competition with One Plus 8, Galaxy s20 FE, and Google Pixel 5. 

If you are looking for iPhone 12 (starting at $799 ), then the current alternative in this segment can be the One Plus 8 Pro. 

Though the series has not officially announced in Bangladesh yet, according to some gadget websites and unofficial selling prices, we can predict the approximate price range: 

Model Price in Bangladesh
iPhone 12, 64GBBDT 80,000
iPhone 12, 128GBBDT 85,000
iPhone 12, 256GBBDT 95,000
iPhone 12 Pro, 128GBBDT 1,20,000
iPhone 12 Pro, 256GBBDT 1,29,000
iPhone 12 Pro, 512GBBDT 1,50,000
iPhone 12 Price group in Bangladesh

Where to get iPhone 12 in Bangladesh? 

If you want to buy an official device, then you can visit iStore. There are three outlets of this Apple-authorized store in Dhaka. You have alternatives also. Several gadget shops in Bangladesh provide official Apple devices with a modest price group. 

We do not encourage our users to buy unauthorized devices, but you can buy actually  if you are already done with the case study of unauthorized mobile phones. Though you can purchase at a bit lower price but remember that, they won’t provide an official warranty. 

Final Words 

The iPhone 12 series is worth buying and more compelling than its predecessors. Putting all together, we would suggest the iPhone 12 mini to the vast majority of people and the iPhone 12 Pro series for photographers: who can utilize the Dolby Vision and feature LiDAR to put the best arts from it. 

If you plan to step out on a new one, it will flourish your experiences for sure. We hope this article will help you in a way to pick the best device for you. 

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