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The iPhone 12 Pro will reportedly have 120Hz refresh rate and 3× optical zoom

A new leak hints upcoming Apple iPhone 12 Pro phones will feature more upgrades across the board than was earlier anticipated. The report claims the higher-end pair of the new iPhones will have a spate of camera improvements and ProMotion displays, similar to the ones found on Apple’s iPad Pro tablets.

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which are rumored to come equipped with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens respectively, will have 120Hz refresh rates that will enable smoother scrolling and better gaming experiences. On top of that, they’ll likely be capable of dynamically switching between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on what you’re doing at the moment to preserve battery life, according to Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro,

To further ensure the ProMotion tech doesn’t end up hampering the phones’ endurance, Apple is expected to bump up the battery capacity. The bigger of the two, the iPhone 12 Pro, will carry a 4,400mAh pack, nearly 500mAh more than the current iPhone 11 Pro Max. This upgrade will also come in handy when you take advantage of these phones’ 5G network support.

Despite shrinking down the notch, Apple has reportedly packed in a handful of much-needed Face ID refinements. Most importantly, the two iPhone 12 Pro models will be able to authenticate your face from a greater range of angles thanks to their sensors’ wider field of view.

The iPhone 12 Pro will likely take sharper pictures at nighttime, too. It’s said to feature faster autofocus and more reliable HDR algorithms for producing less noisy results during night-time photography. The phones will also employ their added lidar system, an extra sensor for better Augmented Reality experiences, for an improved Portrait Mode.

On the hardware front, EverythingApplePro says the telephoto lens on these two will be upgraded to offer a 3× optical zoom, up from the existing iPhones’ 2×. It is possible that Apple may bundle a hybrid mode that allows the new iPhones to club together the data from the telephoto lens and digital cropping, allowing you to zoom even farther — a feature that has grown increasingly common among premium Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

An earlier leak also claimed the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have an iPhone 5-like design with flat stainless steel edges, a smaller notch, and a new Navy Blue color option.

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Shubham Agarwal is a freelance technology journalist from Ahmedabad, India. His work has previously appeared in Firstpost…
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