iPhone 13 Mini details
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bold phone screens are a must-have on many people’s dream-phone wish list, but they aren’t for everyone. In recognition of this, Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 Mini alongside its larger flagship phones, updated iPads, and Apple Watch on Tuesday during its annual September launch event. With a 5.4-inch display and Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, this phone may be the perfect option for those looking to upgrade from an iPhone SE, or perhaps anyone wanting to switch to a more compact device.
When Apple announced the iPhone 12 Mini last year, it showed us that the company can make smaller phones without compromising on specs — truly tucking excellence into a tiny package. It’s a strategy Apple seems determined to continue pursuing, even as it upgrades the phone’s internal tech. The iPhone 13 Mini is a testament to this.
The smallest of Apple’s 2021 handsets will offer users an almost identical experience to the iPhone 13, with a matching chipset, screen, and camera. That means the same A15 Bionic chip and same dual-camera system on the rear, now with the cameras arranged diagonally. The notch that houses the TrueDepth camera system on the front of the phone is 20% smaller than it was on last year’s model too.
According to Apple, the A15 Bionic chip is the fastest CPU in any phone. With 15 billion transistors and a 6-core CPU, we’re excited to see whether it turns the iPhone 13 Mini into the true pocket rocket it appears to be on paper.
Many people on the hunt for a new phone will be keen to know whether they can expect the device’s camera to deliver results, and it looks like in the case of the iPhone 13 Mini it will. This generation’s imaging system includes an improved 12-megapixel camera with a better ultrawide lens and a sensor that can gather 47% more light for less noise and brighter results. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization, a feature we first saw on last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max, will now also be built into the Mini’s camera and should ensure shots are more steady.
It’s likely the iPhone 13 Mini will be set apart from its larger sibling only in terms of battery capacity — though Apple doesn’t disclose official battery specs, so it’s hard to know for sure. But the company has confirmed the battery is bigger on these latest iPhones than their predecessors, promising an extra 1.5 hours of battery life on the iPhone 13 Mini than on the iPhone 12 Mini.
As with the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 13 Mini also offers support for MagSafe charging and 5G. The phone will ship with the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 15, which was announced at the company’s WWDC event earlier this summer and will be available to everyone starting Monday.
When it comes to storage, the iPhone Mini 13 will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB versions. This marks an end to the 64GB storage option, which no longer meets the requirements of phone users in 2021. Prices for the iPhone Mini 13 will depend on which storage capacity you opt for, You’ll also be able to choose from five new colors: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white), and red.
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2021, September 14
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, September 24
BODY Dimensions 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.30 in)
Weight 141 g (4.97 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Size 5.4 inches, 71.9 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
PLATFORM OS iOS 15
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2×3.22 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to XXfps), stereo sound rec.
SELFIE CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support
BATTERY Type Li-Ion, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
Stand-by Up to 17 h (multimedia)
Music play Up to 55 h
MISC Colors Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red