Earlier today, Apple announced the brand new iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. We’ve put together a quick rundown of what to expect, hardware wise, with the two new handsets.

Below, you’ll find the technical specifications for Apple’s new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. This is the general specifications for two of Apple’s newest smartphones. There’s plenty to get through, so let’s just dig right in.

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 technical specs

Colors

iPhone 12 mini

  • (PRODUCT)RED
  • Black
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue

iPhone 12

  • (PRODUCT)RED
  • Black
  • White
  • Blue
  • Green

Storage capacity

iPhone 12 mini

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

iPhone 12

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Size & weight

iPhone 12 mini

  • Height: 5.18 inches (131.5mm)
  • Weight: 4.76 ounces (135 grams)
  • Width: 2.53 inches (64.2mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.4mm)

iPhone 12

  • Height: 5.78 inches (146.7mm)
  • Weight: 5.78 ounces (164 grams)
  • Width: 2.82 inches (71.5mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.4mm)

Display

iPhone 12 mini

  • 5.4 inches
  • Super Retina XDR
  • OLED
  • 2340×1080
  • 476ppi
  • HDR support
  • True Tone
  • Wide Color (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness for HDR content
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

iPhone 12

  • 6.1 inches
  • Super Retina XDR
  • OLED
  • 2532×1170
  • 460ppi
  • HDR support
  • True Tone
  • Wide Color (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness for HDR content
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Water and dust resistance

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • IP68-rated for maximum 6 meters depth up to 30 minutes

Processor

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • A14 Bionic
  • Next-generation Neural Engine

Camera systems

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Dual 12MP cameras
  • Ultra Wide: f/2.4 aperture with 120-degree field of view
  • Wide: f/1.6 aperture
  • 2x optical zoom out
  • 5x digital zoom
  • Portrait mode with Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects
  • Optical image stabilization for wide camera
  • Five-element lens for Ultra Wide camera; seven-element lens for Wide camera
  • Slow Sync with brighter True Tone flash
  • Up to 63MP Panorama
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • 100% Focus Pixels for Wide camera
  • Night Mode for Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
  • Deep Fusion for Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
  • Scene Detection with Smart HDR 3
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Ultra Wide lens correction
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Geotagging for photos
  • Captures images in HEIF and JPEG

Video capture

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Can record video in Dolby Vision HDR up to 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for Wide camera
  • 2x optical zoom
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo-mo video capture at 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Video stabilization for time-lapses
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization in 4K, 1080p, or 720p
  • Capture 8MP photos while recording 4K video
  • Continuous autofocus in videos
  • Playback zoom
  • Stereo recording
  • Records videos in H.264 and HEVC

TrueDepth Camera

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • 12MP camera
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait Mode with Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects
  • Night mode
  • Animoji and Memoji support
  • Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection
  • Deep Fusion
  • Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 30 fps
  • Record 4K video at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Supports 1080p HD Slo-mo video capture at 120 fps
  • Stabilization offered for Time-lapse video
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video captured at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization for 4K, 1080p, and 720p
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Bust Mode
  • QuickTake video

Video calling

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • FaceTime over cellular and/or Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime HD (1080p) over 5G and/or Wi-Fi

Audio calling

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • FaceTime audio
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

Face ID

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Available via the TrueDepth front-facing camera

Apple Pay and Apple Card

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Use Apple Pay to make contactless payments
  • Apple Card available in Wallet app

Carriers

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • AT&T
  • Sprint/T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Location

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Built-in GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, and QZSS
  • Cellular
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • iBeacon micro location

Audio playback

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Audio formats:
    • AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), Dolby Atmos, and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Spatial audio support

Video playback

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • HEVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG, H.264 supported
  • HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision HDR content supported
  • Video out support and video mirroring: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA adapter
  • Up to 4K HDR AirPlay mirroring for photos, videos, to the Apple TV (second-generation and/or newer models)

Siri

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Use Siri for a range of use cases, like playing media, checking the weather, looking at your calendar, and more

Power and battery

iPhone 12 mini

  • Video playback: up to 15 hours
  • Streaming video playback: up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 50 hours
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • MagSafe wireless charging support up to 15W
  • 7.5W wireless charging with Qi-supported accessories
  • Fast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes with 20w adapter or higher

iPhone 12

  • Video playback: up to 17 hours
  • Streaming video playback: up to 11 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 65 hours

MagSafe

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Supports 15W wireless charging
  • Alignment magnet with magnet array
  • Accessory Identification NFC
  • Magnetometer

Sensors

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor

Operating System

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • iOS 14

Accessibility

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
  • Back Tap

Built-in apps

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Health
  • Messages
  • Phone
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
  • Music
  • Wallet
  • Safari
  • Maps
  • Siri
  • Calendar
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • Notes
  • News
  • Contacts
  • Books
  • Home
  • Weather
  • Reminders
  • Clock
  • TV
  • Stocks
  • Calculator
  • Voice Memos
  • Compass
  • Podcasts
  • Watch
  • Tips
  • Find My
  • Settings
  • Files
  • Measure
  • Shortcuts
  • Translate

SIM Card

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Dual SIM (eSIM and nano-SIM)
  • New phones are not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

Hearing aides ratings

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • M3
  • T4

System requirements

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

  • Apple ID
  • Internet access
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later using Finder to sync to Mac
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 (or later) to sync to Mac
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10.10 or later to sync to a PC

In the box

iPhone 12 mini

  • iPhone 12 mini
  • USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Documentation

iPhone 12

  • iPhone 12
  • USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Documentation