Apple has a history of launching new iPhones every year in September, however, this year the launch event was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. The Cupertino-based tech giant has now launched its latest iPhone 12 series through an online-exclusive event. This year, Apple has launched four new iPhone models instead of three.
Apple has introduced a brand new iPhone 12 Mini apart from the standard iPhone 12 this year. As the name suggests, the iPhone Mini is the most affordable of the lot and comes with a compact form factor. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 are equipped with Super Retina XDR OLED screens, 5G connectivity, and Apple’s new A14 Bionic chipset.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 specifications and features
The Apple iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 are equipped with OLED Super Retina XDR displays measuring 5.4-inches and 6.1-inches, respectively. The display is protected by a layer of “Ceramic Shield” glass for protection. Ticking at the core of these smartphones is the 5nm Apple A14 Bionic processor, which debuted on the iPad Air 2020 last month. Apple claims that the A14 Bionic SoC is 50 percent faster than leading processors in Android phones.
As for the cameras, the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 are both equipped with a dual-camera module on the back. The setup comprises a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary lens backed by 12-megapixel ultra-wide secondary sensor. Apple has loaded the camera app with features like Smart HDR3, night mode, and night mode time-lapse, to name a few.
The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 both boot the latest iOS 14 out of the box. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Gigabit LTE and dual-SIM with eSIM support. The iPhone 12 series phones feature a new MagSafe magnetic system, which allows chargers, cases and other accessories to attach to the back magnetically. MagSafe is compatible with Qi wireless charging standards and supports up to 15W speeds. Apple will outsource this technology to third-party accessory manufacturers such as Belkin.
The Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are both IP68 rated for water resistance up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 price in India
The Apple iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 will be offered in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED) colours. The iPhone 12 Mini starts at Rs 69,900, whereas the iPhone 12 retails at Rs 79,900 onwards. The new iPhones will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB configurations. Apple will make iPhone 12 available in India from October 30th, whereas the iPhone 12 Mini will go on sale from November 13th.