So as expected, at its annual launch event, Apple officially introduced the all-new iPhone 13 product line with four variants iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13. iPhone 13 Pro Max. In the framework of this article, we will cover in depth the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini duo, two cheaper versions than the Pro duo.
5 color options of iPhone 13 and 13 mini
Similar to last year’s version, this year’s iPhone 13 and 13 mini retain the design language of square edges of the iPhone 12 generation. The body is finished from glass on the front and back, with a frame made of aluminum (the two Pro versions are equipped with a more advanced glass back and stainless steel frame).
The only and perhaps most noticeable change in the design of this year’s standard and mini iPhone 13 series comes from the arrangement of the main camera position. The device will still have a dual 12MP camera, but instead of placing it vertically, Apple arranges two cameras diagonally, creating a more novelty for this year’s product line, and also an “identifying feature” of the iPhone 13. .
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have screens of 6.1 inches and 5.4 inches, respectively, similar to last year’s iPhone 12 series. This screen uses a Super Retina XDR OLED panel, supports HDR10 and has a pixel density of over 460 ppi. Brightness is also improved by 28%, reaching 800 nits and 1200 nits maximum.
Notably, after many years of sticking to the “rabbit ears” design since the iPhone X, this year, although the “rabbit ears” are still present, Apple has designed the notch of the screen to be compact. up to 20% more, while preserving the necessary sensors and the effectiveness of Face ID, thereby increasing the visible area of the status bar area.
According to Apple, this year’s iPhone 13 series continues to be equipped with Ceramic Shield tempered glass, which is 4 times more durable than normal tempered glass.
As mentioned above, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have a new camera design. The dual camera cluster of the iPhone 13 has a resolution of 12MP, the aperture is expanded to f/1.6 for the wide-angle camera, which is the largest Apple has ever brought to the iPhone, while the ultra-wide-angle camera has an aperture of f/ 2.4, 120 degree vision. The camera sensor on this year’s iPhone 13 has a larger pixel size, allowing 47% more light to be collected than before.
In addition, the “sensor-shift” feature that was once exclusively available on iPhone 12 Pro Max is now also available on both iPhone 13 and 13 mini series. The iPhone 13’s camera also supports an additional Cinematic Mode with many movie recording options.
The camera on this year’s iPhone 13 supports 4K video recording at 60 frames per second with HDR customization, integrating shooting modes such as portrait, night photography, time-lapse, slo-mo and portrait lighting, .. .
Performance and battery
Performance continues to be a strong upgrade on this year’s iPhone 13 series when Apple equips the Apple A15 Bionic 5nm chip with 6 CPU cores and 4 GPU cores. According to the announcement, Apple A15 gives up to 50% more powerful CPU performance and 30% more powerful GPU performance than “competitors” (who is the opponent, Apple does not mention).
As usual, Apple also does not announce the details of the RAM capacity of each iPhone line, but this year the iPhone 13 and 13 mini will have memory options including 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, eliminating the 64GB version.
In terms of battery life, with the new upgrades, Apple promises that the iPhone 13 can provide 2.5 hours more battery life than its predecessor and the iPhone 13 mini 1.5 hours more than its predecessor.
iPhone 13 and 13 mini are fully compatible with 200 popular carriers around the world, including 3 major carriers in Vietnam, Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone.
The selling prices of iPhone 13 and 13 mini announced by Apple at today’s launch event start at $ 799 and $ 699 respectively, which is unchanged compared to its predecessor.