28 May 2020
Even though we have already heard a lot about iPhone 12 displays, we keep getting new leaks and rumors that either corroborates previous leaks or add something new. It is time for another leak that is coming from Display Supply Chain's Ross Young that claims to do both of the aforementioned things.
It starts with the smallest iPhone in the upcoming series i.e. iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch display. The panel is said to be flexible OLED by Samsung Display instead of previously reported BOE. The resolution is likely to be 2348 x 1084 pixels with a pixel density of 476ppi. It is further said to have Samsung's Y-OCTA technology that helps keep the panel thickness smaller and makes it cheaper to produce.
The second model i.e. iPhone 12 Max is reported to feature a 6.1-inch flexible OLED panel with 2540 x 1174 pixels resolution and 460ppi pixel density. The panel will be supplied by both LG Display and BOE where the latter will get a smaller share of the total demand. This is because it is the first time Apple would be using BOE displays and depending on the performance, it can always increase the demand later.
The iPhone 12 Pro is claimed to arrive with a 6.1-inch flexible OLED display supplied by Samsung Display. The resolution will remain the same at 2540 x 1174 pixels but it will be a 10-bit panel. It means it will be HDR compatible, unlike the first two phones which will use an 8-bit panel. Interestingly, it is also speculated to have 120Hz refresh rate support which we heard about in a previous report as well.
The most high-end model iPhone 12 Pro Max will have the biggest display panel. It will measure 6.67-inch and will continue to be a flexible OLED panel. The resolution will be 2785 x 1293 pixels and a pixel density of 459ppi. It will be a 10-bit panel with Y-OCTA and XDR technologies compatibility. And yes, it is also said to support the 120Hz refresh rate.