Apple’s iPhone 13 mini gets camera technology from the 12 Pro Max | Engadget

The iPhone mini is staying in Apple’s lineup for at least another year. At its California Streaming event, the company announced its base model iPhone will once again come in two sizes. Like its bigger sibling, the iPhone 13 mini features the company’s latest system-on-a-chip, the A15 Bionic. According to Apple, the 5nm chip includes nearly 15 billion transistors. 

Critically, Apple claims battery life is noticeably improved on its latest iPhones. Compared to its predecessor, the company says most users should get an hour and a half of additional battery from the iPhone 13 mini. That increase in uptime comes courtesy of the phone’s A15 Bionic chip, more efficient internal components and software optimizations the company has made under the hood. Given that battery life was one of the few places where the iPhone 12 mini was a disappointment, that’s a major upgrade.   

Unspurisngly, iPhone 13 mini doesn’t feature the ProMotion display found on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Instead, just like its predecessor, it features a 5.4-inch OLED display. However, Apple has redesigned the Face ID camera array on both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini to make it smaller and less obtrusive. 

Ahead of today’s event, there were conflicting over whether Apple would outfit the entire iPhone 13 line with in-display fingerprint sensors. In the end, the iPhone 13 mini and its siblings don’t add any new methods of biometric authentication. As such, unless you’re , you’ll still need to input a passcode to unlock the iPhone 13 mini while wearing a mask


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