iPhone 12 Mini: 5G, Dual Camera and Super Retina XDR screen

Apple has just presented its new iPhone 12 mini, a new member of the iPhone 12 family that joins the successors of the three iPhones that Apple launched in 2019. As rumors have been pointing out, it is a terminal that returns to its origins Small size of the iPhone with a 5.4-inch bezel-less screen.

Due to its flat-edged design, which it shares with its siblings, it looks like the true successor to the original iPhone 5, 5S, and SE, which is closer in size than the Max models. Despite its small size, Apple has followed its usual policy of equipping all new iPhones with similar specifications, and that, in practice, means having 5G connectivity, the A14 Bionic chip, and an OLED Super Retina XDR screen.

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iPhone 12 Mini

SCREEN OLED Retina 5.4 “

2340 x 1080 pixels, Super Retina XDR, 19.5: 9


PROCESSOR Apple A14 Bionic,

4th gen 5nm NPU Neural Engine

STORAGE 64, 128, 256 GB
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 131.5mm x 64.2mm x 7.4mm, 135 grams
REAR CAMERAS Main: 12MP, f / 1.6, OIS, QuadLED flash

Secondary wide angle: 12MP, f / 2.4

Video: 4K / 60fps, 1080p / 240fps, HDR

FRONT CAMERA 12MP, f / 2.2, TOF 3D, slow-motion
DRUMS 18W fast charging and MagSafe wireless
OTHERS WiFi 6, BT 5.0, NFC, GPS, dualSIM, eSIM, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, face recognition, IP68 water resistance


iPhone 12 Mini: The power is Always in the Smallest Size of the Family Reminiscent of the iPhone 5

The last name “mini” is, after the Mac mini and iPad mini, a return to that mythical iPod. It is a nomenclature that has generally meant “smaller”, and others, also, “less powerful”, except in cases like the iPad mini 2, which shared a heart with its contemporary iPad Air. In this case, we are facing a similar case, since the iPhone 12 mini will be powered by the same A14 Bionic as its brothers and the iPad Air 4. Mini in size, but not in capacity, as was also the case with the iPhone SE.iPhone 12 mini features

As for the screen, Apple has finally said goodbye to the IPS LCD panels it has had since the first models, to embrace OLED technology throughout its range. The iPhone 12 mini is small again here, but not inferior in image quality, as Apple also baptizes its screen as Super Retina XDR, a name inherited from the screen of the iPhone 11 Pro. Like its predecessor, it is capable of displaying content HDR with Dolby Vision, under a P3 color spectrum that covers a greater range than traditional sRGB. The maximum brightness level now reaches 1,200 nits.

At the level of screen protection, Apple says that its new terminals have a “ceramic shield” that improves resistance to falls four times. As a novelty inside the body, the iPhone 12 mini is compatible with MagSafe, the new wireless charging system of the iPhone, which is now magnetic, like that of the Apple Watch.

Like all models since 2017, the iPhone 12 mini has resistance to dust and water, in this case with IP68 certification.

Cameras: The Continuation of the iPhone 12 Miniphone camera

In the iPhone 12 mini, Apple has opted to maintain the essence of the iPhone 11 photographic set. That is the main sensor with a wide-angle lens and a second with an ultra wide angle lens. Of course, there are important improvements in them. Let’s see what has changed.

The main sensor is still 12 megapixels, something that clashes with almost everything the industry is doing. To gain light, Apple has increased the aperture from f / 1.8 to f / 1.6, while maintaining optical image stabilization. According to Apple, this improves light capture by 26%. Also, the camera is now composed of a 7 element lens.

At the software level, Apple has presented the third generation of its improved HDR, Smart HDR 3, and as a star function of computational photography, they have improved the night mode, which now also reaches the ultra wide angle lens. The iPhone 12 mini, like its brothers, also receives time lapses with night mode, which Apple has shown on video and offer, apparently, great results.

The iPhone 12 is capable of recording 4K video at 60 fps with HDR in Dolby Vision, the most advanced HDR with metadata on the market, which allows you to capture highlights and shadows with great fidelity.

Versions and Prices of the iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 mini prices

The new iPhone 12 mini will be available from $699. In five different colors: black, blue, green, red, and white. The iPhone 12 mini can be reserved from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, and will be available from November 13.

  • 64 GB: $699
  • 128 GB: $749
  • 256 GB: $849 euros

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