A teardown video of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has confirmed the battery life of the models and given iOS lovers a closer look at the insides of these devices.
The MagSafe magnetic assembly’s placement, the 2,815mAh battery, and the new camera system, all are clearly shown in the video. Also, it’s shown that both models have the same battery.
In the video, iPhone 12 has been compared with iPhone 11. One stark difference between the two is that the iPhone 12’s OLED display screen is significantly thinner than that of the iPhone 11’s. Apple has also tried to reduce the size of the Taptic Engine in the upcoming iPhone 12 than the iPhone 11.
The comparison with iPhone 11 is particularly interesting as Apple claims that its upcoming flagship is 15% smaller, 11% thinner, and 16% lighter. The teardown video shows how Apple has made size reductions while managing to retain the same 6.1-inch screen.
It is now known that the official battery capacities for each new iPhone in the upcoming lineup include:
- iPhone 12 -2,815mAh
- iPhone 12 mini -2,227mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro – 2,815mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro Max – 3,687mAh
All of these devices come with batteries smaller than the ones used in last year’s iPhone 11 lineup. This is because Apple wanted to cut down on the size of the battery to make room for 5G components and the upgraded camera technology in the Pro models.
The side-by-side teardown of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro shows similarities as well as differences between the two models. For example, both of them have smaller Tactic Engines.
The teardown video didn’t provide clarity on the 5G modem but another video posted on Weibo confirmed the presence of Qualcomm’s X55 modem on the L-shaped logic board of iPhone 12. It will support both the 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz networks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 will become the successor to Qualcomm’s first-ever commercialized 5G modem – Snapdragon X50.