iPhone 12 teardown reveals Qualcomm X55 5G modem and 2,815 mAh battery

22 October 2020
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will begin arriving to customers on Friday, but we’re already getting a look inside one of them.

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  • Claes de Vrieselaan

2812mAh?

It's a no for me.
Makes sense why its life gets 20% shorter while using 5G. It's already shorter then before.
I'll stick with my XR (so far it won't get outdated)

  • justin

with 5g available in like les than 3% of the world, who the f cares about it.....ifans can wait till iphone 14-15 to get it fix up for proper 5g.....

mel, 22 Oct 2020why why why 28150 mah battery??? for 5G iPhone let see how... moreSo then tell me. If the iphone is inside the battery case. You think it won't even last for more than 12 hours?

So let me get this straight, they made batter smaller, gave it 5G which will drain battery and then said no to 120Hz cuz of battery life?

What the hell Apple? You are better then this, you have resources to make a phone comparable to best Androids yet you made not so great phones knowing your customers will buy them either for status simbol or because you lock them in your ecosystem, such a shame, especially after last year.

  • Anonymous

Finally decent modem, those from Intel were very bad.
Much slower speeds.

The comment section always entertaining to read than the actual news. Lemme grab a popcorn.
Please continue.

Welcome to 2020 5G. For the price, I'd hope that they secured atleast the X60 but hey, the X55 is cheaper now especially this 4th quarter and the year's about to end.

  • T

TBK77, 22 Oct 2020I live in Europe, so my phone will be constantly just on 4G... moreDon't confuse your country with rest of Europe. I my country we already have 5G rolled out to half the country. I am currently using it.

TBK77, 22 Oct 2020I live in Europe, so my phone will be constantly just on 4G... moreIt is already available iPhone 11 series....11 Pro Max or IPhone 11 both has the best batteries....want to buy 12 series, wait for 6 months to see its performance real-time long term...

  • James

The iPhone fan boys who were Mocking Motorola Razrs small battery capacity ( which is a slim compact phine), will praise this as a technological innovation.

Hahhaha now we know the real Culprit behind weak battery on 5g.

Qualcomm should learn from Mediatek on how to bake in 5g modem.
Mediatek have done a solid job with the 5g modem baked in with the Dimensity series where it doesn't eat up much battery along with keeping the cpu ottling to zero. cpu

I live in Europe, so my phone will be constantly just on 4G for couple more years. Therefore, I would welcome a version without 5G and with a larger battery.

Mr. Anonymous, 22 Oct 2020Finally, the best 5G modem has reached an iphone.The best modem x60 (5 nm). x55 (7 nm)

  • Anonymous

i tot they sued by qualcomm ......... still using their modem ?

  • Anonymous

MrDing, 22 Oct 2020Android OEMs also using the exact same modem in SD865. No i... morebut .. but ... but ... android used it first ....

  • Anonymous

mel, 22 Oct 2020why why why 28150 mah battery??? for 5G iPhone let see how... moreur expectation tooo high

  • mel

Strawhat, 22 Oct 2020Thinner body with smaller battery, lol what is the point of... moremaybe to fit in the small battery lol that is why they choose thinner body, get my point? lol because larger battery won't fit.

  • mel

why why why 28150 mah battery???
for 5G iPhone let see how long will this last for iFans,
when using all those social media apps and activated on the background lol maybe just 6-12hrs. and your iPhone 12 5G is already asking you to " please charge me"....

  • Anonymous

should had at least 3800 it phone was lightly thicker easily fit

  • Niel

Then this battery won't last for 6hrs continues using