If the new Apple iPhone 12 Pro is too big or too pricey for you, you may want to check out the non-Pro iPhone 12 instead. There are two models under iPhone 12: the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
That’s right. Mini! Finally, there’s an iPhone for tiny hands too. We haven’t seen such a small phone from Apple since like, what? iPhone 5? Yeah. That’s how long it has been.
The iPhone 12 and 12 mini differs mainly from the Pro models in the area of imaging. They share the same design language as the more expensive siblings, along with the same A14 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, and Super Retina XDR display with Ceramic Shield front cover.
Speaking of display, the mini is equipped with a handy 5.4-inch OLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels while the 12 gets a 6.1-inch OLED display with 2,532 x 1,170 resolution. Both screen has HDR support.
Imaging is by the way of a dual 12 MP camera system, comprising of an ultra wide (ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view) and wide (ƒ/1.6 aperture) cameras. The cameras further touts 2x optical zoom out, up to 5x digital zoom, optical image stabilization (wide only) and sapphire crystal lens cover.
Over at the front, a shallow notch houses a 12 MP TrueDepth camera for face unlock and selfies. Like the premium 12, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini also does HDR video recording with Dolby Vision but at just 30 fps and it does 4K videoing at 23, 30, and 60 fps.
The pair has IP68 rating and they also has support for MagSafe wireless charging and the associated accessories. Sadly, the duo will also not come with earbuds and charging brick.
The Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in three capacities: 64, 128, and 256 GB, has a starting price of US$799 and US$699, respectively. Pre-order for the iPhone 12 will commence on October 16 with availability starting on October 23. iPhone 12 mini, on the other hand, will only be available to order on November 6, and availability on the 13th.
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