Apple iPhone 12 Mini will reportedly skip 5G, cost $700
It looks like a mini iPhone will very well be a part of Apple's iPhone 12 series. Already, we have come across a bunch of leaks which give us a good idea about what to expect from the compact iPhone. Ahead of the official launch, more new information about the iPhone 12 Mini has surfaced online.
According to The Wall Street Journal analyst Tom Forte (via Gizchina), the iPhone 12 Mini will not come with 5G connectivity. It is likely to help the company offer the phone at a lower cost. The analyst believes the iPhone 12 mini will be available for around $700 ( ₹51,550 approximately).
The price point will further help Apple better compete with some of the low-end premium phones such as Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition which is priced at $699 ( ₹51,000 approximately). Interestingly, the Galaxy S20 FE comes with 5G support. There is an LTE version as well and is likely to cost much lesser.
Based on reports so far, Apple's iPhone 12 Mini appears to be aimed at emerging and price-sensitive markets such as India. A small form factor can also appeal to the iPhone loyalists who have long sought after a compact iPhone. The company did launch an iPhone SE earlier this year. The iPhone 12 Mini, however, is likely to be much better in terms of specifications and design.
Apple's iPhone 12 Mini is said to come with a 5.4-inch OLED display. It is said to come with minor design changes such as a smaller notch on the front.
The iPhone 12 Mini is likely to join iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max which are expected to launch in mid-October. There is no official launch date yet but some reports claim the new flagships could be unveiled on October 13.