Will All the New iPhone 12 Models Run League of Legends? () 07:09 PM CEST - Oct,20 2020
League of Legends has commonly been described as the world’s most-played esport. First released in late 2009, by mid-2012, it was the most played game on Pc’s in Europe and North America. Currently, it has a total player count of around 115 million players and it achieved a record of 8 million concurrent players in 2019. Unsurprisingly, given the huge popularity of the game, there have been various esports tournaments dedicated to LoL, and LoL betting too has turned out to be a huge money-spinner.
And now, after much deliberation, the developer, Riot Games has decided to foray into mobile gaming with League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Rather than being just a mobile extension of the original game, the developers have gone all out and created a new Summoner’s Rift (now called Wild Rift). Although it is still a team of 5 versus 5 MOBA, the skins have completely been redesigned. The maps are slightly smaller compared to the original game, and match times are reduced to 15 minutes. The controls have been redesigned and the competition has been streamlined in order to make the experience of playing on mobile more user-friendly.
Although tested mainly on the Android phones, LoL Wild Rift will be available for iOS users as well. The new announcement coincides with Apple’s launch of its latest flagship, the iPhone 12. In fact, Apple chose the game in order to show off the gaming capabilities of the new phone. Beta testing has already started in countries like the Philippines, South Korea and Japan, although an official release date is still awaited.
iPhone 12 uses Apple’s latest and most powerful chipset yet, the A14 Bionic chip, which is 15% more powerful, and 30% more power-efficient, and also capable of 5G connectivity via the millimeter-wave and sub6 waves. The 5G connectivity will ensure reliable and consistently fast data speed which is important for any online game.
At the latest Apple event on October 13, the company released a total of 4 new phones for its users - the regular iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The former two are being dubbed as more “affordable” variants of the phone, while the latter two are the higher specced versions.
All the 4 phones have a boxier design, reminiscent of the iPad Pro. While all the phones have a pretty similar spec sheet, like OLED display, 5G connectivity, and ceramic coating on the display glass for better durability, there are some key differences to set them apart.
The iPhone 12 comes in display sizes of 5.4 inches for the mini, and 6.1 inches for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, while the Pro Max variant is larger with a 6.7-inch display.
As usual, the major distinction point between the regular iPhone 12 and the Pro variants is the rear cameras. The smaller variants get two rear cameras, a regular f/1.6 aperture lens, and an ultra-wide f/2.4 aperture lens. In addition to these, the Pro variant gets an f/2.0 aperture telephoto lens, and the Pro Max has the same lens but with an f/2.2 aperture.
In addition to the triple cameras, the Pro variants get a LiDAR scanner, which helps in better depth sensing and a better AR experience.
All the cameras now have a night mode. But the sensor on Pro Max’s wide-angle camera is 47 percent larger compared to iPhone 11 Pro, which translates into an 87% improvement in low light photography. The iPhone 12 Pro is better too compared to last year’s model, but only by 27%.
The zoom camera on the iPhone 12 Pro Max is capable of 5x optical zooming, compared to 4x optical zoom on the Pro variant, allowing for a tighter crop.
Another key difference between the variants is battery life. As usual, Apple has not given any battery capacity figures, but more `relatable´ usage scenarios. The iPhone 12 mini can last about 15 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have a similar 17 hour playback time. The Pro Max has the biggest battery with approximately 20 hours of video playback.
As usual, Apple has crammed in absolutely the best specs in their new models, and by introducing 4 variants, priced at a range from 699-1099$, they have given an option to the buyer to find the best suitable phone according to their budget and need.