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iPhone 12s To Replace iPhone XR Next Year

iPhone 12s To Replace iPhone XR I Next Year

Apple brand will possibly stop selling the iPhone XR at the end of the first quarter of 2021, and possibly replace it with the iPhone 12s in the second quarter of 2021.

In the past, Apple did release the S variant frequently, as a modest annual upgrade. If the news is true, the iPhone 12s will be released a few months after the iPhone 12 goes on sale.

Citing Phone Arena, the iPhone 12s may still use 4G. According to previous evaluations, this variant will be announced in February 2021. This is in line with the estimated release time frame in Q2.

The iPhone 12s is estimated to be priced at US $800 or around N305,000. In Nigeria, the iPhone XR is currently selling for N244,000, according to the Jumia online shopping site.

Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang, who had previously predicted the iPhone 12 LTE, says the device would not have much in common with the 5G model. He expects Apple to launch two special 4G models.

The 5G-ready variant will likely be equipped with the A14 Bionic chipset and the latest OLED display. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will likely come with a dual-camera configuration, while the Pro model will have a triple camera setup with a LiDAR sensor.

Despite this, recent reports have hinted at iPhone 12 delays. Apple supplier Broadcom has signalled the iPhone 12 may not launch like its predecessor which is usually introduced in September, corroborating news of an October launch.

iPhone XR Quick Review!

In terms of appearance, the iPhone XR is not much different from the two compatriots. Talking about class seems like it is more right to be marked as a middle-class smartphone. The iPhone XR comes with a 6.1-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1792×828 pixels with a density of 326ppi. This phone has a larger screen than its predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inches), but with a smaller body.

The LCD screen material used makes the price of the iPhone XR more affordable than the two flagships iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max that already use OLED screens. The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other.

Apple iPhone XR Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: IOS 12
  • Processor: Hexa Core A12 Chipset Bionic
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: White, black, blue, coral and yellow
  • Dimension: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 194 g
  • SIM Type: Dual Standby, (nano-SIM and eSIM). iPhone XR is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.1 Inches, 828 x 1792 Pixels (~324 PPI)
  • Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
  • Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Extra features: True-tone display, Wide colour gamut display, 120 Hz touch-sensing


  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, OIS, PDAF, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), Video (2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec)
  • Front Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR, Video (1080p@60fps)


  • Built-in Storage: 64/128/256GB Built-in
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE:
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps)
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes 4G LTE-A
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • GPS: Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Speaker Phone
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No (Uses EarPods with Lightning Connector)


  • Navigation: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes with dedicated mic
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Water Resistant: Yes water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes IP67 dust
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
  • Extra: Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, Front/rear glass + aluminium frame (7000 series), Audio editor


  • Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus
  • Talk time (wireless): Up to 25 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 15 hours
  • Video playback (wireless): Up to 16 hours
  • Audio playback (wireless): Up to 65 hours
  • Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes8
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers9)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

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