The most anticipated event of the year; all-new iPhone 12’s launch is here! On Tuesday, one of the largest smartphone companies Apple, headquartered in Cupertino California Inc unveiled four new iPhone models.
iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Specifications
|Specifications||iPhone 12 Mini||iPhone 12|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|OS||iOS 14||iOS 14|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G|
|Display||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits, 1200 nits (peak), 5.4 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits, 1200 nits (peak), 6.1 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution|
|Memory||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Camera||Primary: 12 MP + 12 MP||Primary: 12 MP + 12 MP|
|Selfie: 12 MP + 3D||Selfie: 12 MP + 3D|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,||LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,|
|Battery||Li-Ion, non-removable||Li-Ion, non-removable|
Design and Display
If we look at the design of the latest iPhone 12, it’s quite similar to its previous model. However, if pay attention, some changes have been made to its side frame. iPhone 12 comes with a flat finish. Yes, you guessed it right! It resembles iPhone 4.
In terms of display, the iPhone 12 comes packed with a large 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display. The lighter, mini variant has a 5.4-inch display installed.
Apple claims both iPhone 12 and its mini variant come with a ceramic shield for protection against collisions. If that isn’t enough, the edges are constructed using aerospace-grade aluminium, and the whole system is spill and splash resistant.
The latest Apple smartphone will be available in five colours: Blue, Black, White, Red, and Green.
Storage and Performance
Apple has equipped its latest iPhone with the latest A14 Bionic SoC, which is a 5nm chip capable of providing better energy efficiency and performance. It’s being advertised as the ‘fastest chip in a smartphone’. A14 Bionic is a 5nm chip with better energy efficiency and performance than the A13. It is the same chipset found in iPhone 12 Pro. Storage offered by the California based smartphone manufacturer is in the form of a 64 GB variant, 128 GB variant and 256 GB variant.
If we look at the CPU, we find a six-core processor – capable of offering a 50% better performance than the A13 chip.
If you’re a gamer, iPhone 12 should be your dream phone! With a four-core GPU, you should expect nothing less than console-quality games.
Just like any other high-end smartphone, iPhone 12 comes packed with a wide array of sensors, including Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensor.
If you’re a fan of clicking decent selfies; iPhone 12 offers you one of the best front-facing cameras ever! You will be able to capture high-quality self-portraits with the dual sensor 12 MP camera. It’s a ƒ/2.2 aperture lens which can shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps. Best of all, Apple has this time even offered a night mode feature in its front camera.
The smartphone features a 12 MP f/1.6 main camera and a 12 MP ultrawide and comes with a dual-sensor camera setup like the Vanilla iPhone 11 with just a few hardware changes. It’s being billed as the ‘fastest aperture in any iPhone yet” – yes, might be a tall claim. But provided the improved low light performance, it might actually be true!
Although we still lack information on the exact capacity of the battery installed in each of the iPhone 12 models, that should come to light in the coming weeks. At this stage, we can share the time it lasts:
On video playback,
- iPhone 12 Mini lasts 15 hours.
- iPhone 12 lasts 17 hours.
- iPhone 12 Pro lasts 17 hours.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max lasts 20 hours.
On audio playback:
- iPhone 12 Mini lasts 50 hours.
- Vanilla model lasts 65 hours.
A highlight feature, worthy of mentioning, is the new MagSafe magnet system installed on both smartphones. It supports wireless chargers (including Qi-enabled devices), case accessories, and even leather wallets that all snap onto the rear of the device.
Price and availability
The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on 16th October, starting at $799, while the iPhone 12 mini will go on pre-order on 6th November starting at $699.