Ahead of Apple’s upcoming event on Tuesday, last – minute leaks and rumors about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro continue. This weekend, leak Max Weinbach shared a handful of details about the iPhone 12 series related to battery life, camera technology and more.
Through his @PineLeaks account on Twitter, Weinbach reports that variants of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will get a slight boost in battery life with “at least 1 hour of battery life.” On the other hand, the iPhone 12 mini is expected to “perform worse than the current iPhone 11” due to the smaller form factor.
As for Face ID, current rumors indicate that a feature referred to as the “dynamic zoning algorithm”
Weinbach also reports that digital and optical zoom features will get a “massive boost” with the iPhone 12 this year. This comes after reliable leak Kang reported on Friday that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have improved optical zoom by 4x and 5x zoom, respectively.
Enhanced digital zoom is achieved by combining multiple frames at different zoom levels and stacking them together – a hybrid of cropping and optical zooming. An algorithm based on Deep Fusion will take care of proper adjustment and sharpening. Smart HDR 3 does the rest.
Weinbach goes on to add that “Ultra Wide will definitely get a larger aperture” this year, improving performance at low light across the board. You will reportedly also be able to “get closer to objects compared to today’s iPhone 11 Ultra Wide” for enhanced macro features.
The report also points out that while portrait mode features for video recording have been under development for some time, it is unclear whether the feature will make the cut for this year’s iPhone. It could also theoretically be added in a future iOS 14 update. Finally, today’s leak confirms that the iPhone 12 will support 4K at 120 frames per second and 4K at 240 frames per second.
Apple will officially announce the iPhone 12 series during the “Hi, Speed” event on Tuesday, October 13th. The event starts at 10 PT and you can learn more about what to expect in our full preview here.
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