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The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini were announced yesterday at Apple's “Hi, Speed.” October event. Interested parties have to wait a little longer before they are available to buy. Until then, you will find the technical data from the iPhone 12 (mini) data sheet and the prices of the individual models here.
So that you not only get two individual overviews, but also have a direct comparison, I have compared the technical data of the smartphone duo in a table. Because basically it's the same hardware, just with two different display and device sizes. So apart from dimensions, weight and display, you won't see that many differences.
|iPhone 12mini||iPhone 12|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||131,5 x 64,2 x 7,4 mm||146,7 x 71,5 x 7,4 mm|
|Weight||133 g||162 g|
|Colors||Black, White, Red (Product Red), Green, Blue|
|Display diagonal||5,4 inches (13,7 cm)||6,1 inches (15,5 cm)|
|Display resolution||2.340 x 1.080 pixels @ 476 ppi||2.532 x 1.170 @ 460 ppi|
|Protection against dust and water||IP68 classified (up to 6 m water depth for up to 30 minutes)|
|chip||A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine|
|storage||64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB|
|Double camera (rear)||12 MP two-camera system with ultra-wide angle (ƒ / 2.4 aperture and 120 ° field of view) and wide-angle lens (ƒ / 1.6 aperture) and 2x optical zoom|
|TrueDepth camera (front)||12 MP camera with ƒ / 2.2 aperture with night mode and Deep Fusion|
|Radio technologies||5G, LTE, WLAN 6, Bluetooth 5.0, ultra broadband, NFC, Express Cards|
|MagSafe||Magnetic ring in the back for attaching chargers or the MagSafe Wallet (for credit cards / bills)|
|Operating system||iOS 14|
|SIM cards)||Dual SIM thanks to nano SIM and eSIM|
|What's in the box||iPhone 12 mini, USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation||iPhone 12, USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation|
The iPhone 12 is said to have enough battery capacity to provide up to 17 hours of local video playback, up to 11 hours of streamed video playback, or up to 65 hours of audio playback. With the iPhone 12 mini, the numbers look a bit smaller, of course: up to 15 hours of local and up to 10 hours of streamed videos or up to 50 hours of audio playback.
With Qi chargers, up to 7,5 watts of power can be used for wireless charging. MagSafe chargers, which also address the charging coil on the back of the iPhones, can be used with an output of up to 15 watts. Fast charging options result from the wired use of the Lightning connector. With a power pack that delivers 20 watts or more, up to 50% of the battery can be charged in 30 minutes.
As always, the prices of Apple smartphones depend on their storage capacity. The three options 12GB, 64GB and 128GB are available for the iPhone 256 and its mini version. You can pre-order the iPhone 12 from October 16, 2020. You can pre-order the iPhone 12 mini from November 6, 2020.
|iPhone 12mini||iPhone 12|
|64 GB memory||778,85||876,30 €|
|128 GB memory||827,55 €||925,05 €|
|256 GB memory||944,55 €||1.042,05 €|
If you already have an iPhone and want to exchange it when you buy the new model, you will get a discount. How high this is depends on your current iPhone and its equipment / condition. Financing is also offered on the Apple website. If you don't have a charger (which is unlikely), you should consider the cost of purchasing it. The same applies to headphones, as these are no longer included in the scope of delivery.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.