Starting at $699, iPhone 12/12 mini is officially released: the smallest 5G phone

At one o'clock in the evening on October 14th, Beijing time, the second half of the Apple Autumn Conference from Apple Park arrived as scheduled. The biggest highlight of this conference is the four phones of the iPhone 12 series, the first being the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

The front of the iPhone 12 uses a 6.1-inch OLED screen, which is still the familiar bang design, but the middle frame returns to the direct-face design of the iPhone 4 era. The back design of iPhone 12 is similar to that of iPhone 11, with a blue version added. In terms of specifications, the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the previous generation. ​​​

The screen is upgraded to Super Retina XDR, the pixel density reaches 460, supports HDR, and the peak brightness is 1200nit. At the same time, this screen also uses a brand-new super-ceramic panel, which has 4 times the drop resistance.

With the advent of the iPhone 12 series, Apple has finally entered the 5G era. In order to reduce 5G power consumption, iPhone adopts Smart Data Mode, which will switch back to the more power-efficient 4G network when 5G is not needed. In addition, iPhone 12 also supports Ultra Wideband network.

In terms of performance, the iPhone has a new A14 chip built in. In the previous iPad Air, we have already known about this chip, and the official claims that the performance is 50% higher than other chips. In addition, A14 will help the mobile version of "League of Legends" show strong image quality.

In terms of cameras, the iPhone 12 still uses the main camera + ultra-wide-angle dual-camera combination, both of which are 12 million pixels. The camera design is also similar to the previous generation. The main camera adopts f/1.6 aperture, 7P lens, low light performance is improved by 27%, all lenses support night scene mode (including front), and a tripod mode is added.

iPhone 12 also improves the wireless charging experience. MagSafe uses magnetic attraction to improve the accuracy of coil alignment, and the power is also increased to 15W. In addition, Apple also provides many MagSafe accessories, including dual wireless chargers, MagSafe card holders and so on.

Next is the iPhone 12 mini.

The design of the iPhone 12 mini is similar to that of the iPhone 12, but the 5.4-inch screen makes it the smallest, lightest and thinnest 5G phone. In addition, mini also has features such as 5G, XDR screen, U1 chip, MagSafe, and A14.

In terms of price, the iPhone 12 mini starts at US$699 (4,715 yuan (USD $674) ), and the iPhone 12 starts at US$799 (5389 yuan (USD $770) ).