The “Hi, Speed” event held by Apple at 0am on October 14 has officially revealed the brand new iPhone 12 product line. In addition to the expected iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max duo, Apple also introduced two new iPhone 12 models in the lower segment, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. This is also the first year that Apple launched 4. iPhone model at the same time. Apple’s plan this year will be to occupy both the mid-range and high-end segments, instead of just the flagship segment as in previous years.
New iPhone with the design of iPhone 5
This year, the iPhone 12 also has 3 screen sizes, but there are slight changes, including the mini version with the smallest screen (5.4 inch), two iPhone 12 with 6.1 inch screen and one Pro Max with screen. figure up to 6.8 inches. In which the mini version with the 5.4 inch screen is a completely new version and also the cheapest version, the purpose is to target users who need a small design, as well as users in the segment. lower.
The design of both the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 this year is a mix between the iPhone 11 and the old iPhone 5 / 5s generations when the frame of the machine is beveled flat and no longer curved like its predecessor. . This is the biggest as well as the most notable change on all 4 iPhone models this year. As the cheaper version, the bezel of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will be finished with aluminum instead of steel as on the Pro version.
Another change on the iPhone 12 “cheap” this year comes from the screen. Instead of using an LCD panel, Apple brought an OLED panel called Super Retina XDR down to two cheaper iPhone models, thereby improving display quality, while narrowing the screen bezel to the same level as two models. iPhone more premium.
This screen of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will also use the “rabbit ears” design that appeared from the iPhone X generation in 2017, nothing too new.
Apple A14 Bionic
All four iPhone 12 models this year are equipped with the all-new Apple A14 Bionic chip, built on a 5nm process with 11.8 billion transistors. This chip includes 6 CPU cores and 4 GPU cores, giving the CPU performance up to 40% improvement over its predecessor. This is also the chip Apple is equipped with on the iPad Air model that was released not long ago.
At the launch event, Apple said that all four iPhone 12 models this year will integrate the ability to support 5G network. On the new iPhone 12, Apple also introduced Smart Data Mode feature, users can use this feature to automatically switch between 5G and 4G LTE bands to save battery depending on the application required. 5G on iPhone 12 can deliver download speeds of up to 4Gbps under reasonable conditions.
12MP dual camera, no LiDAR
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 duo are equipped with a 12MP dual camera cluster that includes a wide angle (f / 1.6) and super wide angle (f / 2.4) lens. The device’s software will also support shooting modes such as Night Mode, Portrait, … Night Mode Night Mode works with both the 12MP selfie camera on the front and with the super wide camera.
Apple says the new camera on the iPhone offers a 27% improvement in light reception. In addition, the shooting feature HDR is also raised to a new level.
iPhone 12 mini – This is the version “SE” that users expect
iPhone 12 mini is the iPhone with the smallest screen Apple debuted in this event. It has a design similar to the iPhone 11 as well as higher-end iPhone 12 versions. iPhone 12 mini has a screen size of only 5.4 inches. Although this size is larger than the iPhone SE 2020, overall, with the overflow design, the iPhone 12 mini is even smaller than the iPhone SE 2020.
For many users who still love Apple’s “SE” brand and always want an iPhone with a “small” design, but don’t like the outdated design of the 2020 iPhone SE, the iPhone 12 mini will be the one. the machine they expected, because it has a more modern design and a larger screen while still retaining the signature small design of the SE series.
The iPhone 12 mini retains everything that is on the higher-end versions such as: 5G, Ceramic Shield screen, IP68 water resistance, dual 12MP camera with 4K 60fps recording, powerful A14 chip … This will be an iPhone Ideal for anyone who loves a small iPhone that still has plenty of modern features.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will have starting prices of $ 699 and $ 799, respectively. This price of 6.1 inch version is 100 USD more expensive than last year’s iPhone 11. This year Apple also said that the new iPhone will not come with the charger and headphones included in the box, instead users will have to buy separately or take advantage of the old chargers.