- Tram Ho
At the annual launch event, Apple has officially launched the iPad mini generation with a completely new design. The 2021 version brings a strong upgrade in terms of design as well as comprehensively improved performance.
As expected, the iPad mini 2021 uses a new design similar to the iPad Pro and iPad Air, with a square frame, thin screen borders at the edges and the removal of the Home button. With a new design, the iPad mini 2021 increases the screen size from 7.9 inches to 8.3 inches. Apple also released a lot of color options for this year’s iPad mini line, including gray, pink, purple and a new silver color.
The screen of this year’s iPad mini also brings a big upgrade, using a Liquid Retina panel with a screen brightness of 500 nits, supporting DCI-P3 color range, anti-glare as well as True Tone technology. Like the iPad Air, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button in the upper right corner.
In terms of performance, iPad mini 2021 is equipped with Apple A15 Bionic processor. Apple claims that with the new chip, the iPad mini delivers 40% more powerful 6-core CPU and 80% more powerful 5-core GPU than its predecessor. The new iPad mini also integrates an advanced Neural Engine machine learning processor with 16 cores, supporting machine learning and AI tasks up to 2 times faster than the previous generation of iPad mini.
Regarding the camera, the new iPad mini is equipped with a single 12MP camera on the back with Focus Pixel technology, a larger aperture, integrated True Tone LED flash. In addition, the new image processor (ISP) also helps the camera to process photos better, especially when taking HDR photos.
The front camera of the device also has a resolution of 12MP, integrated with Center Stage technology with a viewing angle of 122 degrees, automatically adjusting depending on the user’s position.
iPad mini 2021 supports Apple Pencil 2, users can attach to the edge of iPad and charge Apple Pencil 2 with magnets. In addition, Apple also equipped a new USB-C charging port for the mini series.
In terms of price, the new iPad mini will be available from September 24, starting at $499 for the Wi-Fi version and $649 for the Wi-Fi with 5G version. Memory options 64GB and 256GB. The Apple Pencil 2 costs $129 and the Smart Folio accessory for the iPad mini costs $59, including black, white, dark cherry, lavender, and orange.
Source : Genk