A Weibo blogger has shown photos of what is possibly the notch (notch) and screen of the iPhone 12, specifically the 5.4-inch model.

The panels that we can see appear to be on racks before mounting in their casings…

As with many of those images, it’s hard to gauge whether they’re what they say. The overall edge-to-edge design, shape, and size of the notch are a good match, but we continue to see an increasingly common smartphone design.

The images have been edited to remove reflections that may reveal the face of the person who took them or other identifying elements.

It was first posted on the Chinese social media platform Weibo and then reposted on Twitter. The comment suggests that the model could be the ideal option for lovers of the original iPhone SE.

An iPhone 12 without big changes?

Tom’s Guide suggests that the iPhone 12’s notch size appears to be the same as the iPhone 11 models, while the bezels may be slightly thinner.

As the images show, the Face ID notch portion remains in place, with Digital Chat Station claiming it to be the same size as previous generations of iPhones. That normally wouldn’t worry us, but since this is the smallest iPhone yet with Face ID, that means a large percentage of the screen features the notch.

Another change that we can see is that the bezels around the edge of the screen have been reduced a bit. It’ll be hard to know more clearly until we see the screen on the actual phone, but it’s not a game changer for Apple.

Display panels often look edge to edge until placed inside the phone case.

For this year we expect to see four different models of iPhone 12. We don’t know the real names yet, but we use last year’s nomenclature as an example.

Possible iPhone 12 models

  • 5.4-inch iPhone 12
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro 6.1-inch
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inches

The 5.4-inch model is expected to be somewhere in between the original iPhone SE and its successor. It is also expected to have dual cameras, in contrast to the Pro models’ triple camera setup. Only the Top models will have a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor on the rear for more sophisticated augmented reality performance.

We are a couple of months away from officially knowing Apple’s flagship device, the iPhone 12; where so far we do not expect major changes in terms of design but a phone with a more intuitive and dynamic iOS14 operating system.