In between writing today’s report of a “slicker-than-the-iPad-3” iPad mini and conceiving a poll about the perceived value of a non-Retina iPad mini, I’ve stumbled upon a new set of high-quality photographs showing a familiar looking iPad mini mockup next to the regular 9.7-inch iPad. Presumably, the snaps represent one of the iPad mini dummies floating around in Asia rather than the real deal, but nonetheless they offer a good comparison between the smaller iPad and its bigger sibling, in detail not seen before. Jump past the break for the full gallery…

9to5Mac points us to a piece by Chinese blog Wretch.cc which published nice photographs featuring one of the iPad mini dummies folks painstakingly create based on intel leaking out of the rumor-mill.

Notice the skinnier side bezels we keep hearing about.

Here’s another one.

And one more.

Doesn’t look much thinner than the current iPad. It also appears to contrasts somewhat an alleged schematic calling for an ultra-thin body akin to the iPod touch’s slim 7.2mm profile.

Could be just me…

Here’s the full gallery.

Before you jump straight to the comments: again, these images depict iPad mini mockups (or dummies, as they’re called) created by someone in China with too much time on their hands.

It’s mockups like these that help us better imagine a possible (but certainly not definite) design.

So, comments?