Beautiful iPhone 12 concept video kills the notch

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2020 iPhone 12 concept has a 99% screen to body ratio.
A proposed iPhone 12 boasts a screen with 505 pixels per inch, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and 900 nits brightness.
Screenshot: Pallav Raj/ConceptsiPhone

An artist has imagined the 2020 iPhone with in-display Face ID, a fourth camera lens, and a design based on the iPhone 5. His video brilliantly shows off these proposed features for the iPhone 12.

Watch it now:

The video was created by Pallav Raj exclusively for ConceptsiPhone.

How practical is this iPhone 12 concept?

Concept videos are all very well, but they sometimes have only a nodding acquaintance with reality. Raj has created a somewhat realistic design for the iPhone 12.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this fall that the 2020 model will have a “similar design to the iPhone 4.” The handset in this concept video was based on the iPhone 5, but both have square edges so there’s a good chance this is something close to what Apple is planning.

As for the additional camera lens, ConceptsiPhone says this will be a “quad-camera system with new 16MP sensors and 3D Depth Camera.” Multiple sources have indicated that a 3D sensor is expected in the iOS handset coming next fall.

Unfortunately, in-display Face ID is more a dream than a potential feature. It’s likely to happen someday, but not in 2020. So far, there’s been no sign that the technology exists to make that happen. So expect a notch in the iPhone 12.

Perhaps the only misstep in Raj’s video is the prominent inclusion of LTE but no mention of 5G, though this is almost certain to be a highlight of the 2020 iPhone.