Real-life images of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 display have been leaked, giving us our first look at the smallest next-generation iPhone.
Brought to us by Weibo user Digital Chat Station (via MacRumors), the images show how the upcoming smaller iPhone that manages to have both a larger display and smaller overall size than the iPhone SE 2020.
The images show what appears to be trays of display panels on an assembly line, with the panels showing that the device will likely have the same sized TrueDepth camera system, AKA “notch,” and a similar shared display with rounded corners.
iPhone 12的真机屏幕，5.4英寸的刘海全面屏，单手掌握，这不就是你们想要的小屏旗舰吗[笑而不语] pic.twitter.com/esAyjSQGXD
— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) July 27, 2020
On the other hand, it looks like the bezels around the edge of the display have shrunk a little. It’ll be hard to tell until we see the display on the actual phone, but it’s not an unreasonable change for Apple to make.
It isn’t completely clear what size these displays are from the image, but the source says they are for the 5.4-inch model, the smallest out of the four sizes rumored to be released in September.
The iPhone 12 lineup is expected to be comprised of one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model. The 5.4-inch and one of the 6.1-inch devices will be for the entry-level iPhone 12, whereas the second 6.1-inch device and larger 6.7-inch model will be for the high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The exact iPhone 12 launch window is still fluid given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Apple’s design and prototyping schedule.