Apple has officially unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini duo during a high profile launch event held in Cupertino, California. Quite expectedly, the new generation’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini brings along several nice upgrades over it’s predecessors, courtesy of it’s brand new chipset as well as a bumped up camera system. Without further ado, let’s check out what the two devices have in store for us!
Right off the bat, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini sports a Super Retina XDR panel upfront that offers a sharp 1170 x 2532 pixels screen resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, 1,200 nits peak brightness, as well as HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. For the iPhone 13 Mini, it keeps the same 5.4” diagonal while the iPhone 13 settles the same 6.1” diagonal – just like it’s predecessors.
In the imaging department, both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini boast a familiar square-shape camera island on the rear side which features a dual-camera setup comprising of a 12 megapixels (f/1.6 aperture) main camera with sensor-shift stabalization as well as a 12 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) ultra-wide lens that offers a 120-degrees FoV. For selfies, it’ll be handled by another 12 megapixels camera located within it’s front-notch.
Under the hood, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are powered by the all-new 5nm Apple A15 Bionic which is said to be the speediest chipset (according to Apple) among all the smartphones in the market.
The new Apple A15 Bionic chipset is based upon a hexa-core architecture consisting of a pair of high-performance CPU cores alongside a quadruple of high-efficiency cores. Apart from that, it also features a 16-cores Neural Engine to handle AI-intensive tasks, as well as a new ISP.
Although Apple doesn’t reveal anything pertaining to the phone’s battery capacity, but the company did mentioned that the new iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will enjoy an additional 2.5 hours and 1.5 hours worth of battery life respectively, as compared to last year’s iPhone 12 and 12 Mini.
Those who’re interested in the new iPhone 12 and 12 Mini can pick the phone from five different color options including including starlight, midnight, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED edition.
In Singapore, the iPhone 12 is priced at S$1,299, S$1,469 and S$1,799 respectively for it’s 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants. The iPhone 12 Mini on the other hand, will set you back by S$1,149, S$1,319 and S$1,649 respectively for it’s 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants.
In terms of availability, the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini will be available for pre-order from 8th to 17th September, prior to it’s island-wide availability starting September 24th.