- iPhone 13 may feature a smaller display notch.
- Cameras on the iPhone 12 are tipped to be placed diagonally.
- It may also get an in-display fingerprint scanner.
iPhone 13 is one of the most awaited phones of 2021. This isn't surprising as the current iPhone 12 is the most sold device in the iPhone 12 series. During the fiscal Q2, 2021 earnings call recently, Apple Chief Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone 12 was the most popular smartphone in the series so far.
It will be interesting to find out what Apple brings to the table with the upcoming iPhone 13. We have been continuously following up on the leaks and rumours around it to keep you updated. Through the previous leaks, we've learned that the upcoming iPhone 13 will feature a trimmed down notch, a LIDAR sensor, an in-display fingerprint scanner, upgraded cameras and more.
Recently more leaks have appeared to provide us with some unknown information. Keeping that in mind, we decided to stack everything we know so far about the upcoming iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 specs and features
--The most important leak making rounds about the iPhone 13 is that it will feature a shrunken notch. Apple is said to achieve this by placing the infrared flood illuminator, sensor and dot projector in a single module. Macrumors also showcased the front panels of the upcoming iPhone 13 series with a downsized notch. We can also see that the earpiece has now been moved to the top bezel.
--From what we can see, the iPhone 13 appears to have a similar design footprint as the current iPhone 12. According to the post, the iPhone 13 is a little smaller and thicker than the iPhone 12, measuring 146.64 x 71.5 x 7.56mm. This increased thickness is supposed to fit in a bigger battery. Apart from this, the camera is placed diagonally instead of one over the other.
--We had also heard that Apple would be introducing 120Hz high refresh rate LTPO panels for the iPhone 13 lineup. However, a recent leak suggests that this display tech will only be exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro models. Another Korean website Elec has reported that these panels are being developed by Samsung's display wing called the Samsung display. The report further mentions that Samsung will be supplying 110 million displays for the upcoming iPhone 13 models.
--A bunch of reports also suggest the inclusion of a Touch-ID based in-display fingerprint scanner. In addition to that, we may also see the always-on display on the upcoming iPhone 13.
--As always, Apple will be upgrading the chipset on the upcoming iPhone 13 models. The iPhone 13 will feature an A15 Bionic chipset based on the same 5nm manufacturing process as the A14 Bionic. The new chipset is being built by TSMC and is expected to bring performance and battery improvements.
--Currently, the storage on the iPhone 12 is limited to 512GB, however, that may change with the upcoming iPhone 13 models. As per a report, the iPhone 13 may get up to 1TB of onboard storage. It has been found that iPhone 13 users opt for higher storage configurations. So it makes sense for Apple to increase available storage on upcoming iPhone 13 models.
--New iPhones may see a major upgrade in terms of wireless connectivity. Apple's settlement with Qualcomm allows it to use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon X60 5G modem. This modem will expectedly be integrated into the upcoming A15 Bionic chipset thereby, saving a lot of battery life.
--There aren't many leaks around the camera on the iPhone 13, however, we have heard that the Pro models a six-element Ultra-wide lens. The current iPhone 12 Pro setup features a five-element ultrawide lens on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro max. This should bring better image and auto-focus capability to the respective devices.
--Interestingly, Apple is also looking for suppliers for a "folded lens" camera that will improve optical zoom capabilities on the iPhone 13 models. Besides this, all upcoming iPhones are supposed to feature upgraded ultra-wide sensors with dedicated astrography mode.
--Another report suggests that all iPhone models will feature a LiDAR sensor. The same site also reveals that the upcoming iPhone 13s will feature Sensor-Shift optical image stabilisation. This should hugely benefit the video and image stabilisation of all models.
--We may also see improvements in terms of battery as the iPhone 12 models came with average battery life. A credible Apple analyst says that soft battery technology will improve battery capacity on future iPhones.
iPhone 13 launch date
There's barely any information around the launch of the iPhone 13. However, keeping the previous trend in mind, we can expect the smartphone to launch in September. A supply chain analysis also hints towards the same.
Meanwhile, Apple has also released the date for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), slated to take place from June 7 to June 11. This will be a completely virtual event like last year. Apple may reveal some important details about the upcoming iPhone 13 series during this event.
iPhone 13 India price
Current leaks do not provide any information about the pricing of the iPhone 13. However, keeping the expected changes in mind and how Apple priced its iPhone 12 model, we expect the pricing to increase slightly. It may come at a starting price of around Rs 80,000.