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Forget 5G — Apple is bringing back the smaller-sized smartphone.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 Mini earlier this week, a new version of the iPhone 12 that comes with a 5.4-inch screen. That makes the iPhone 12 Mini the smallest iPhone Apple has released in years, even tinier in size than the iPhone SE — even though the iPhone 12 Mini has a larger display than the SE. (The iPhone SE has bezels around the screen that add to its size.) Apple has called the iPhone 12 Mini the smallest 5G phone on the market.
It represents a significant shift in approach for Apple, which along with the rest of the industry has gravitated toward bigger screens in recent years.
“Finally, we believe the lower priced iPhone 12 Mini (the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G phone in the world) is somewhat of a needle mover, as we believe a portion of the install base is looking for a smaller phone after several years of screen size increases,” Piper Sandler & Co. analysts Harsh V. Kumar and Matthew F. Farrell wrote in a research note following the announcement.
The new size option certainly sparked some excitement. On Reddit, a post titled, “As someone who misses small phones, I’d like to thank Apple for the iPhone 12 mini” sparked a thread with hundreds of comments. Similar remarks have been circulating on Twitter in recent days.
In the middle of saving up for the downpayment on our Vancouver apartment when Apple dropped this fine ass iPhone 12 Mini. 👀
I am being tested. This is a test. 😌 pic.twitter.com/DECnJVSgBx
— Immanuel Lim (@immanuelvlim) October 14, 2020
Honestly thank fuck for the iPhone 12 mini, my hands won’t look like this anymore pic.twitter.com/gDiuzgK7Gr
— zoe (@zoemeetagain__) October 14, 2020
I want iPhone 12 mini 🙄
— iamjordan (@ikyooosh_) October 14, 2020
I really want the iPhone 12 mini 😂 #iPhone12 pic.twitter.com/6qNgGrGSGk
— 👻markdark05🎃 (@markdark05) October 14, 2020
— these smol hands are getting an iPhone 12 mini, ma’am
— Alex (Not Responding) (@mtgyakuza) October 14, 2020
There’s a simple reason why people are so excited for the iPhone 12 Mini: there isn’t much selection when it comes to smaller-sized phones. Or at least not if you’re looking for a phone that’s quite as compact as the iPhone 12 Mini.
Google’s recently launched Pixel 4a comes with a slightly larger 5.8-inch screen, and the body itself is also bigger than the iPhone 12 Mini. The Pixel 4a is 5.7 inches in height, 2.7 inches wide, and weighs 143 grams. The Pixel 5 is slightly bigger.
The iPhone 12 Mini, by comparison, is 5.18 inches tall, 2.53 inches wide, and weighs 135 grams.
Samsung also launched the miniature Galaxy S10e last year, but that phone is larger than the iPhone 12 Mini, too. The Galaxy S10e is about 5.6 inches high, 2.75 inches wide, weighs 150 grams, and comes with a 5.8-inch screen.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech