Apple iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 officially launched in India
iPhone 12 mini starts at Rs 69,900
iPhone 12 starts at Rs 79,900
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have officially launched as part of the iPhone 12 lineup alongside the HomePod mini smart speaker. All the new iPhones support 5G networks and have a flat-edge design that’s reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5s. The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are powered by the A14 Bionic processor, dual cameras on the back and a vivid display that’s more durable than ever, thanks to a new layer of Ceramic Shield.
“The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone and we’re thrilled to bring these impressive new capabilities to our customers with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Price and availability
Apple iPhone 12 mini starts at Rs 69,900 for the base 64GB storage variant, Rs 74,900 for the 128GB variant and Rs 84,900 for the 256GB variant.
On the other hand, the iPhone 12 is priced starting at Rs 79,900 for the 64GB model followed by the 128GB variant that’s priced at Rs 84,900 for the 128GB variant and Rs 94,900 for the 256GB variant.
The iPhone 12 will go on sale in India starting October 30 while the iPhone 12 mini will go on sale from November 13.
Apple has also introduced MagSafe accessories to go along with the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 as it no longer provides EarPods or the power adapter in the box and users will have to buy it seperately. The MagSafe charger is priced at Rs 4,500 while the 20W wired charger is priced at Rs 1,900. The iPhone 12 silicone cases and clear cases with MagSafe are priced at Rs 4,900 and are available in different colours like Cyprus Green and Plum. The iPhone leather wallet with MagSafe will be up for grabs at Rs 5,900 and is available in four colours.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini specifications
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have a flat-edge design with the chassis made from aerospace-grade aluminium and the front glass covered with an additional Ceramic Shield cover providing more durability. The rear panel is covered in glass and both phones are offered in Black, White, Green, Blue and Product Red edition colours to choose from.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 measure 7.4 millimetres thin with the mini weighing in at 133 grams and 162 grams. The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display that uses an OLED panel with a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a notch cutout on top. The iPhone 12, on the other hand, features a larger 6.1-inch display with a 2532×1170 pixels resolution. Both the phone’s screen is HDR certified and supports True Tone display and a wide DCI-P3 colour gamut range, offering upto 1,200 nits maximum brightness.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are both IP68 rated which means the phones are water and dust resistant by 6 meters for upto 30 minutes. The new iPhone 12 series is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic chipset with 5G support baked in and is the first commercial processor fabricated using 5nm process offering upto 50% increase in CPU and GPU performance over previous generations along with 16-core Neural Engine.
The iPhone 12 and 12 mini uses dual-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 12MP camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field of view. The cameras offer upto 2x optical zoom and upto 5x digital zoom with features like portrait mode, portrait lighting, optical image stabilization support on the primary camera, Night mode, Deep Fusion and more. The rear cameras are also capable of recording HDR videos with Dolby Vision at 30FPS and 4K UHD videos at upto 60FPS.
On the front, there’s a 12MP FaceID selfie camera that offers features like facial recognition, Smart HDR 3, portrait mode, Deep Fusion and can also record HDR with Dolby Vision. Moreover, it can record 4K UHD videos at 60FPS with cinematic video stabilization while shooting in 4K, 1080p and 720p.
The new iPhones support sub-6GHz 5G networks and is equipped with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness. The iPhone 12 mini can do video streaming for upto 10 hours on a single charge while the iPhone 12 can do 11 hours of video streaming on a full charge. The phones also support 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging and 20W fast wired charging with the charging adapter sold as a separate accessory.
Apple has unveiled a bunch of MagSafe accessories to go along with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini including the MagSafe Charger, MagSafe Duo charger that can charge iPhone as well as Apple Watch, a silicone leather case and a leather wallet that snaps on the back of the phone.