A Weibo blogger has published photos of what are allegedly 5.4-inch iPhone 12 screens with notches. The photos show what appears to be display panels in racks prior to being assembled into casings.
As is usual with photos like this, it’s hard to determine if they are actually what they are claimed to be. The overall design and notch shape and size are a good match to what we might expect to see on the upcoming iPhones, but many smartphone screens include a notch in their design.
iPhone 12’s real screen, 5.4-inch full screen, one-handed, isn’t this the small screen flagship you want?
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
As noted by Tom’s Guide, the iPhone 12 notch size appears to be the same as the iPhone 11 models, while the bezels appear to be slightly smaller.
As the pictures show, the Face ID notch remains in place, with Digital Chat Station claiming it’s the same size as previous generations of notch-equipped iPhones. That normally wouldn’t concern us, but given that this is the smallest iPhone yet with Face ID, that means a greater percentage of the display is eaten up by notch.
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.
Apple is expected to release four different iPhone 12 models later this year: A 5.4-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.