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Apple iPhone 13 Pro models to feature Always-On display, 120Hz refresh rate, and improved camera

Apple will bring the ProMotion display tech from the iPad Pro to the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

February 15, 2021 / 10:58 AM IST
Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini


Apple iPhone 13 launch is scheduled for September 2021. While we are months away from the official iPhone 13 series launch, specifications of the upcoming smartphones have leaked. A new report has leaked some key Apple iPhone 13 specifications and design details. The premium iPhone 13 models will come with an always-on display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Apple will bring the ProMotion display tech from the iPad Pro to the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. As per the leaked information from EverythingApple Pro and Max Weinbach, the iPhone 13 Pro models will use LTPO display tech found on the Apple Watch Series 6. LTPO display supports dynamic refresh rate. Depending on how Apple plans to implement it, the refresh rate on Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could switch between 60Hz and 120Hz.

Another display feature coming to the iPhone 13 Pro series is Always-on. It will show the clock and battery charging details all the time. Notifications will be displayed using bars and icons.

The Pro models are also set to get a slight design tweak. The video mentions that the iPhone 13 Pro models will get a refined matte rear panel with a textured finish. This will aid in better grip and in-hand feel.

The iPhone 13 camera is also tipped to feature an improved 5P ultrawide sensor. 

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A Barclays report claimed that all four iPhone 13 models will feature an upgraded ultrawide camera lens with a wider f/1.8 aperture. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, had reported the upgraded ultrawide camera will only be found on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Portrait video and Astrophotography mode are also making their way to the iPhone 13 Pro models. The iPhone 13 camera will switch to astrophotography mode when it is pointed towards the sky and spots the moon or stars.

The report also reveals that AirTags and iPad Pro launch are slated for March or April 2021.
Rumours are rife that Apple might include an in-display fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 13 models. It will likely give users the option to choose between Face ID or Touch ID on the next-gen iPhones. Apple is expected to launch four new iPhone 13 models as a successor to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The four new iPhone 13 models will come with the same screen size as the iPhone 12 models. While the design will remain identical, the notch is said to get smaller.
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first published: Feb 15, 2021 10:58 am

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