In a major exclusive, hugely popular YouTuber Filip Koroy (aka EverythingApplePro) has revealed that Apple’s all-new (and surprisingly affordable) 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will be much smaller than was expected. And the result is a truly compact, cutting-edge all-new device which may well become the hottest smartphone this year.
“I want to say, we were completely wrong on the sizing of the 5.4-inch,” explains Koroy, referring to the renders he had built from previous leaks. “Ours was way too big. Actually taking a look at the sizing in reference to the other iPhone sizes, this thing is small. Imagine that design [above], full display. This is going to be a ridiculously popular device.”
And how small is this? Koroy’s dimensions come from a Macotakara leak which was initially dismissed but which he has now discovered to be credible and they reveal the 5.4-inch iPhone won’t be much bigger than the original (2016) 4-inch iPhone SE and smaller than the new 2020 4.7-inch model
- 5.4-inch iPhone 12: 131 x 64 mm (5.15 x 2.51-inches)
- 4-inch iPhone SE: 123 x 58 mm (4.84 x 2.28-inches)
- 4.7-inch iPhone SE: 138 x 67 mm (5.43 x 2.65-inches)
Yes, Apple is finally making a truly compact, bezel-less iPhone. Moreover, the bezel-less design incorporates a 19.5:9 aspect ratio which is longer and thinner than the 16:9 ratio in the iPhone SE models. This means the 5.4-inch display can still result in a narrower smartphone than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE.
Downsides? As the entry-level iPhone 12, we do know that the 5.4-incher will miss out on several features compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, but they are unlikely to be deal-breakers for many. The biggest omissions are a 2x optical zoom (there will be only standard and ultra-wide angle cameras) and no LiDAR sensor – which is used for 3D mapping environments for AR applications.
On the flip side, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will have an OLED display, smaller notch, Apple’s ballistic new A14 chipset, 5G (no mmWave, but that’s a good thing) and have Apple’s lowest price in years. With rivals also forced into making major 5G behemoths, there is going to be nothing like this iPhone on the market.
For me, it’s now 2020’s most exciting smartphone.