iPhone 12 Pro's Face ID could work at more angles, 120Hz display still being considered

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The upcoming iPhone models have already been the topic of many rumors and leaks, but Jon Prosser, who has been responsible for some of those leaks in the past, has shared some new details about the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro. The information comes from a source who has a production validation testing (PVT) unit of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Prosser says the iPhone 12 Pro will keep the same size for the True Depth sensors used for Face ID, thus the notch is the same size. However, it may appear smaller thanks to the slightly larger screen, which also has smaller bezels now. Face ID is said to have notable improvements though, and it should work from more angles, including while lying flat on a table. The report further reiterates that the sides of the device are flat, though the glass will have a slight curve to it.

Prosser's sources also shared a couple of screenshots and a video that showcase some of the camera and display features available in the testing units. Most notably, the display settings still include an option for a high refresh rate, and reportedly, about half of the PVT units being tested have 120Hz displays. Back in May, it was expected that the iPhone 12 Pro would launch with the feature, but later reports denied it. It would appear that Apple is struggling to make it happen, and it's still unclear what will be in the final product.

As for the camera features, they include a LiDAR sensor, like the one on the latest iPad Pro, that can help with autofocus and subject detection. There's also an enhanced night mode for photos, new video recording options including 4K at 120 frames per second and 4K slow-motion video at 240 frames per second, and more. It's also said that the camera module is 10% larger in the iPhone 12 Pro, presumably compared to the iPhone 11 Pro.

We may have to wait a while longer to hear confirmation from Apple, as the company recently confirmed a delay in its iPhone announcements due to production constraints. The fact that we're looking at PVT units this close to what would be the usual launch window of the products also indicates that mass production has yet to start for these models, according to Prosser.

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