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The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini: Tweaked design and improved camera

The trillion-dollar company Apple has taken the wraps off the hugely anticipated iPhone 13 lineup. The live-streamed California streaming event brought four new iPhone 13 models. On that note, check out the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Moving on, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are what we would like to call incremental updates over the previous generation. Yes, we get the same 6.1″ and 5.4″ Super Retina XDR OLED on both models. Speaking of which, the notch footprint has been reduced to better make use of space and the earpiece has been moved towards the rim of both devices.

iphone-13-display-6412184 Improved Super Retina XDR OLED panel | Source: Apple

Coming to the guts, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, the A15 Bionic is here, built on the impressive 5nm process again. Hexa-core graphics are onboard for unparalleled visual performance. Storage this year starts at 128GB all the way up to 512GB on both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Goodbye to the preciously good old 64GB! Onboard memory is 6GB. On that noted iOS, 15 boots up the show, and yes improved 5G is onboard.

Flipping things around, a much improved dual-camera system is seated at the back of the devices. The basic design is fairly the same with only the camera units have been arranged diagonally this time around as opposed to a stack arrangement. Both the main wide and ultrawide cameras are 12MP in resolution. However, sensor-shift stabilization from the iPhone 12 Pro Max has made it to the iPhone 13 and 13 mini for great low-light stills and crispier videos.

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What’s even more interesting and the star of the show here is the Cinematic mode. The new feature brings the cinema-style portrait to video enabling one to record video of the subjects with a depth effect and automatically change the focus. This is seriously impressive for what a smartphone camera can achieve.

iphone-13-cinematic-mode-9880551 Cinematic mode brings portrait video to iPhone 13 | Source: Apple

As for battery life, as per Apple, the iPhone 13 is set to last 2.5 hrs more than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 mini brings in 1.5 hrs better battery endurance than its predecessor. Pre-orders will start September 16 and the devices will be available on September 24. The lineup will come in Pink, Blue, Starlight, Black, and PRODUCT (RED) finishes.

iphone-13-colors-6870270 iPhone 13 color options | Source: Apple

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