The world’s smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G smartphone is here. Surprisingly, it is from Apple. Yesterday, Apple has unveiled the iPhone 12 series which is the most awaited smartphone launch of the year. Along with the iPhone 12 series, there is a new model smartphone from Apple.
It is the iPhone 12 mini. This is the first time, Apple has unveiled a phone with 5G network support. Not only that, there are more great things in the iPhone 12 mini. It’s totally unbelievable to see Apple to unveil such a small smartphone with great features.
iPhone 12 mini Technical Specs
First of all, the iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4″ Super Retina XDR display. This is the first time, Apple has used an OLED panel for its iPhones. Compared to the previous iPhone 11 which only comes with the LCD display. This time, not only the iPhone 12 mini, the complete iPhone 12 lineups comes with the OLED display panel. Similar to the previous iPhones, Apple is keeping the notch on the iPhone 12 mini too.
One thing for sure we like about the iPhone 12 series is the design. After such a long time, Apple has brought back the iPhone 4 design to the iPhone 12 series. If you notice at each side of the iPhone 12 mini, there is the antenna band. With this antenna band, the iPhone 12 mini is able to support better 5G network connectivity. Besides that, Apple also says that this is the first time Apple has work closely with Corning to develop its own durable glass technology. Apple is calling it the Ceramic Shield. According to Apple, this is a glass which offers four times greater damage resistance.
For the camera wise, the iPhone 12 mini features a dual camera setup. It looks similar to the current iPhone 11 camera design. The iPhone 12 mini comes with a 12MP f/1.6 main camera and a 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle camera. This cameras supports up to 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. Whenever it comes to Apple, it is always one of the best cameras. This means you don’t really have to worry about the camera in the iPhones.
Apart from that, Apple has also made changes to the software for the cameras. This includes Smart HDR3. Using its Neural Engine, the iPhone camera software can determine what changes are required for the captured photo. This change is done the moment you clicked on the shutter button. Besides that, Apple has also improved the Night Mode feature. Now, with the new wide camera, it allows 27% more light to enter into the lens. For selfie wise, there is a 12MP True Depth camera. With this camera, now Night Mode is supported too. Apple is also bringing its Deep Fusion to the front camera.
Under the hood, the iPhone 12 mini is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic chip. During the announcement event, Apple says that the A13 Bionic chip is already the most powerful until now. Yet, Apple has designed the first-ever 5nm processor which makes the most powerful processor ever for a smartphone. In the A14 Bionic chip, it features a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. We can’t wait to test the speed of the iPhone 12 soon.
As usual, Apple is not revealing the battery capacity of the iPhone. This has been a trend for Apple to not reveal the battery capacity of its products. Apple is keeping it short and simple by saying the iPhone 12 mini gives you 15 hours of video playback, 10 hours of video streaming and audio playback up to 50 hours. Since Apple is not including the power brick in the box of the iPhone 12 mini, you can use the lightning to USB-C cable to connect to a 20W power brick for fast charging support. Using the 20W power adapter, Apple says that you can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Price and Availability
Now, we are coming to the important topic, pricing. With all these great features, what could be the pricing of the iPhone 12 mini? The iPhone 12 comes in three different storage options which are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The 64GB storage option is priced at RM3,399. Whereas, the 128GB and 256GB storage option is priced at RM3,599 and RM4,099 respectively.
The iPhone 12 mini comes in five colours. Apple is launching the iPhone 12 mini with a brand new blue colour. Besides blue, there is black, white, red and green. Our favourite choice is obviously blue in colour. The iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order starting 6th of November.
In conclusion, the iPhone 12 mini is the world’s thinnest, smallest and lightest 5G smartphone. It is packed with some of the great features which the iPhone 12 Pro has. Next up, we will be updating the on the iPhone 12 Pro.