Apple has finally unveiled a new iPhone 12 mini during a virtual online event on October 13. It’s the first time Apple has named its iPhone “mini”. This phone was released alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro and all feature 5G connectivity, a magnetic backing branded as MagSafe that can attach to a number of accessories, and a new ceramic display that promises to be more durable.
The Apple iPhone 12 Mini smartphone runs on iOS v13.0 operating system. The phone is powered by Hexa Core (2.65 GHz, Dual core, Lightning + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Thunder) processor. It runs on the Apple A13 Bionic Chipset. It has 6 GB, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini smartphone has an OLED display. On the camera front, it has a 12 MP sensor and on the rear, there’s a 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide) sensor with features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. It is backed by a 3210 mAh battery with wireless charging and water-resistant (IP68).
Apple iPhone 12 Mini Key Features and Specs
- 5.4 inches Super Retina XDR OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Dual 12MP Rear Camera
- 12MP front camera
- iOS 14
- Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
- Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB Internal memory
- Face ID
- IP68 dust/water resistant
- Qi fast wireless charging 15W
- Fast charging 18W
- 3210 Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
Apple claims the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G phone in the world. This device takes design to a new level in a new form factor that’s as beautiful as it is durable and makes it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect iPhone to fit their lifestyle.
The Apple iPhone 12 mini is re-architected to pack all the technology of iPhone 12 into a delightfully compact size, while still delivering an impressively large and immersive edge-to-edge display. Both models feature a sleek new flat-edge design with an aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure and combined with the Ceramic Shield front cover, which goes beyond glass by adding a new high-temperature crystallization step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix, increases drop performance by 4x.
This phone has flat aluminum sides with a matte finish and sharper edges that transition to the glass front and back. It measures a dimension of 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.4mm, and it weighs 133g. It comes with smaller bezels around the entirety of the screen, though the top-notch still houses the front-facing camera, and instead of a Touch ID Apple has replaced it with Face ID tech. The design is complemented by a range of new colors in black, blue, green, white, and red.
The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4-inch display with a resolution of 2430 x 1080 resulting to 476 pixels per inch. This displays offer HDR support with 1200 nits peak brightness, Wide Color for vivid, true-to-life colors, Haptic Touch for feedback, and True Tone to match the color temperature of the display to the ambient lighting for a more natural viewing experience.
The Apple iPhone is built on Super Retina XDR OLED display panel which is thinner, more power efficient and has greater contrast levels. According to Apple new panel is four times more break resistant than Gorilla Glass. The iPhones support HDR video formats, as well as Dolby Vision. It measure 85.1% screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio to enhance the display.
Apple is also promising that this phone’s screen is less breakable, thanks to a new ceramic-infused glass it worked with Corning to develop.
Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with a dual-lens camera setup. There’s a 16MP Wide camera that has a new f/1.6 aperture that lets in 27 percent more light for better performance in low-light conditions along with 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom and another 12 MP Ultra Wide camera with f/2.4 aperture.
These cameras can capture 30fps HDR video with Dolby Vision, enabling cinema-grade videos to be captured, edited, and shared right on the iPhone. It also supports 4K video recording at up to 60fps. There’s improved cinematic video stabilization and a Night mode Time-Lapse feature, along with Dolby Vision selfie videos using the TrueDepth camera.
It has standard features including portrait mode with depth control, sapphire crystal lens covers, 100% focus pixels, night mode, panorama, and OIS. Advanced features which include Smart HDR 3, to brings out more detail and better adjusts for color, contrast, and noise. Deep Fusion and computational photography help blend images to generate the ultimate in contrast.
The Apple iPhone 12 mini also offers a 12-megapixel selfie camera, a TrueDepth camera which enables the Face ID facial recognition biometric authentication feature instead of the touch ID. The selfie camera now supports Smart HDR 3, Deep Fusion, Night mode, and Night mode Portrait shots.
This latest iPhones are powered by new A14 Bionic chip, which the company boasts is the “fastest in any smartphone.” It features 70% faster machine learning accelerators. The A14 chip is the first chip in the smartphone industry built on a 5-nanometer process for performance and efficiency improvements.
Apple says the 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU in the A14 are 50 percent faster than the fastest competing smartphone chips. The A14 chip includes a 16-core Neural Engine that offers an 80 percent increase in performance for machine learning tasks.
The iPhone 12 mnini alongside other iPhone 12 models offer 5G connectivity, which is a first for Apple but a feature found on most Android phones over $500. Apple chose to include both the widespread Sub-6 5G and lesser-used mmWave 5G radios to its phones, ensuring wider compatibility, particularly in the U.S. Verizon uses mmWave exclusively, while AT&T and T-Mobile are primarily based on Sub-6 and are slowly adding mmWave. Apple iPhone 12 mini also comes with three storage option including 4GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
For battery life, the iPhone 12 mini offers up to 15 hours of video playback, 10 hours of streaming video playback, or 50 hours of audio playback. These phone offer a fast charging technology, which provides a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes using a 20W power adapter.
Apple also introduced MagSafe accessories designed to work with a ring of magnets built into the back of the iPhones. There’s a MagSafe charger, MagSafe iPhone cases, and wallet accessories. MagSafe supports 15W wireless charging, an upgrade over the 7.5W charging available through standard Qi-based wireless chargers. The iPhone 12 mini can also be charged using the Lightning port, which is unchanged.
APPLE IPHONE 12 MINI PRICE IN NIGERIA
iPhone 12 mini starts at ₦270,000 at the equivalent of $699 USD $699 for 64GB storage, and increases with 128 and 256GB storage options available.The availability in Nigeria has been confirmed and you can get the iPhone 12 mini in all stores across Nigeria. Kara Nigeria offers the best price of iPhone 12 mini.
Where To Buy iPhone 12 Mini In Nigeria
Apple iPhone 12 Mini is now available for sale on the Kara Nigeria, an online store, where you can place your order now and enjoy a quick delivery of 1-3 days to your doorstep in any location in Nigeria. Kara.com.ng offers a convenient payment method that allows you to pay on delivery for any item purchased.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini FULL SPECIFICATION
- Platform: iOS 14
- Processor: Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core
- GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
- Memory: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Dimension: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
- Weight: 135 g
- SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Colour: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Display: 5.4 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Features: 19.5:9 ratio, Dolby Vision, Wide color gamut, True-tone
- Screen Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
- Resistance: Yes, IP68 dust/water resistant
- Rear Camera: 12 MP , f/1.6, (wide), + 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
- Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
- Front Camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide) + HDR, SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
- Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
- 5G: –Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- USB Port: Lightning, USB 2.0
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Face ID: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Battery: Li-Ion, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min
- Features: Qi fast wireless charging 15W, USB Power Delivery 2.0