The Apple iPhone 12 mini was officially announced on October 13, 2020, and made available on November 13, 2020. This smartphone has the minimum features among the iPhone 12 series.
The phone comes in a new design but very similar to the iPhone 11. The smartphone comes in different colors, black, white, red, green, and blue. The front of the device sports a new feature called a ceramic shield that offers four times better drop protection.
This phone comes with a 5.4 inches Super Retina XDR OLED screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, HDR10 compatible, 1200nits brightness, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected by scratch-resistance ceramic glass and oleophobic coating.
Fueling the phone is a 2227mAh Li-ion battery with 20W fast charging and 12W Qi magnetic fast wireless charging.
Powering the iPhone 12 mini is the new A14 Bionic Hexa-core processor with Apple GPU. Packed in the phone is 4GB of RAM and an option of 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage.
The cameras of the phone are one of the best you could find in a smartphone right now. It got a dual rear camera with 12MP primary and 12MP ultra-wide. The front of the device packs a single camera with 12 mega-pixels.
The phone is IP68 dust/water resistant proof. It got NFC, Face ID, accelerometer, compass, barometer, gyro, proximity, Siri natural language commands and dictation, ultra-wideband (UWB) support, and lots more.
The iPhone 12 mini starting price in Nigeria is NGN 278,000 as converted from the US price ($729). The phone is also available in Ghana for GHS 4,195 and KSh 80,040 in Kenya.
|Models All available models and/or other names||iPhone 12 mini, A2399, A2176, A2398, A2400, A2399|
|Announced||October 13, 2020|
|Released||November 13, 2020|
|Dimension||131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm|
|Make <b>Make</b> => refers to the built quality, including the materials used to make the back, front and frame of this device.||
Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Colours||Black, White, Red, Green, Blue|
|Display Type <strong>Display Type => </strong>A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED).||
Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)|
-Wide color gamut
|Size||5.4 inches, 71.9 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||~476 ppi density|
|Aspect Ratio||19.5:9 ratio|
|Touch Screen <strong>Touchscreen => </strong> is of two types; Resistive and Capacitive touchscreen. Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive touchscreen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Yes, capacitive touchscreen|
|Protection <strong>Display Protection =></strong> The widely used and best display protection is Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, it is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong>is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU => </strong>(Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Hexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)|
|GPU <strong>GPU => </strong>A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. This include things such as lighting effects, object transformation and 3D motion.||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|RAM <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||4GB RAM|
64GB, 128GB and 256GB|
|Expandable Storage <strong>Expandable storage or Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||No|
|OS <strong>OS => </strong>Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.4|
|User Interface <strong>UI or user interface</strong> of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.||Yes|
|Rear Camera <strong>Camera</strong>is able to capture photographs and usually videos, the most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Rear cameras are the cameras at the back of the phone.||Dual- 12 MP (f/1.6, 26mm, wide) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm, ultrawide)|
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Front Camera||Dual- 12 MP (f/2.2, 23mm, wide) + SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)|
|Capacity||Li-Ion 2227 mAh, non-removable|
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)|
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 12W
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Bands <strong>Bands =></strong>A key part of any mobile phone specification is its operating frequency bands. The supported frequency bands determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier. The available Bands on Mobile phones are 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. 5G has the fastest network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Speed <strong>Speed</strong> of a network shows how fast it takes that network to connect to the internet calculated in Mbps. Diferrent networks band have their own unique speed.||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong>(Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China|
|GPS <strong>GPS => </strong> The Global Position System is a satellite base radio navigation. GPS receiver uses the data from these signals to triangulate where you are and what time it is||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|WLAN <strong>WLAN or Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|NFC <strong>NFC </strong>(Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.||Yes|
|Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||Yes|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Sensor <strong>Sensors </strong>are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
-Siri natural language commands and dictation
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
|Price in Nigeria||NGN 278,000|