iPad mini with Retina Display: Tech Specs

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Apple has just unveiled the hugely anticipated 2nd generation iPad mini, and we’ve the full spec sheet for you to cast your eyes over.

The shorter version: iPad mini 2 looks similar to the original iPad mini, but sports the much requested high-resolution Retina display, and comes packed with new features and improvements such as a significantly faster 64-bit A7 chip, new M7 motion processor and improved FaceTime camera.

Here’s the long version:

Models Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular
Size
  • Height: 7.87 inches (200 mm)
  • Width: 5.3 inches (134.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight
  • Wi-Fi model: 0.73 pound (331 g)
  • Wi-Fi+Cellular model: 0.75 pound (341 g)
Display
  • Retina display
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
Chip A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
RAM 1GB? (to be confirmed)
iSight Camera
  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video
  • or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • HDR photos
FaceTime Camera
  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD
  • video recording
  • Video stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus
  • while recording
  • Backside illumination
  • 3x video zoom
Battery Capacity 23.8-watt-hour
Battery Life Wi-Fi model:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Wi-Fi+Cellular model:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Wireless
  • Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Cellular
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Sensors
  •     Three-axis gyro
  •     Accelerometer
  •     Ambient light sensor
Connector Lightning
Location Wi-Fi model:

  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass

Wi-Fi+Cellular model:

  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS
  • Cellular
Colors Silver, Space Gray
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
Pricing
  • $399 for 16GB [Wi-Fi only], $529 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $499 for 32GB [Wi-Fi only], $629 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $599 for 64GB [Wi-Fi only], $729 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $699 for 128GB [Wi-Fi only], $829 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]

Please note that there are still some unknowns about iPad mini 2 such as the amount of RAM and capacity of the battery. We’ll probably have to wait for benchmark results and the new iPad mini to be disassembled to get those details. We’ll update the post as soon as we get the information.

Let us know what you think of the new iPad mini in the comments below.