Apple unveils its new iPhone 12 Mini

 iPhone 12 is the smallest, thinnest and lightest 5G phone

There’s no secret that iphones are the best selling product from Apple company, and that the most purchased device are smartphones. Everyone wants to have an smartphone due to the practicality, efficiency and portability. This last October 16th, Apple has presented the new iPhone 12 with its four versions: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max in a digital event from the firm. Each version has differences in price and size. Follow this article, because we are going to mention what’s in the iPhone 12 Mini version (specs,size,design), and some tips of advice for those who want to upgrade their phone, and get some monetary value for selling used iPhones.

iPhone 12 Mini Design & Display

The design is aluminium built and it looks like the iPhone 12 but smaller. It has flat edges, a square rear camera block and a screen with a notch in the middle of the device which is taken from the design of iPhone 11. The iPhone Mini has a IP68 protection which makes it dust and waterproof.

According to Apple, the only difference between iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini is the price and size. This version is a smaller and lighter iPhone with a dimension of 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.4mn and it weighs 133g. It has a larger screen display 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR, a 2340 x 1080 resolution and high 1200 nits max brightness.The display is built on Ceramic Shield technology which is a super-strong glass that ensures a 4x better drop resistance. 

iPhone 12 Mini Specs

It uses an A14 Bionic chipset that ensures super fast processing speeds and downloads. The iPhone 12 Mini supports 5G connectivity, runs iOS 14 newest software that has on-screen widgets,improved Siri, and it comes with a 5nm CPU.

iPhone 12 Mini Battery Life & Camera

Battery life of the iPhone 12 Mini needs yet to be tested. Apple states that the battery life of the new iPhone 12 Mini will last for up to 15 hours of video playback. But, as the iPhone 12 mini is smaller than iPhone 12, it has a smaller battery. The company says that the iPhone 12 mini version gets two hours less battery life rather than 17 hours battery life on iPhone 12. It has a Lighting Port to charge the phone and a wireless charging which uses 15W if you use the MagSafe charger or using regular QI charge is 7.5W.

About the camera is 12 MP f/1.6 and 12 MP f/2.4 ultra-wide. It has a video recording at 4K 60fps. The front camera is 12 megapixel alongside with Face ID sensors. In addition, there is an improved Night Mode which is available for the rear and front cameras. According to Apple, the Night Mode picks up 27 percent more light rather than the Night Mode from the iPhone 11 generation.The camera  comes with Deep Fusion technology that analyzes each pixel of the photo to optimize the whole picture. 

iPhone 12 Mini Price & Release Date

The price starts at $729 for 64GB of storage, $779 for 128GB and $879 for 256GB. About dates, the iPhone mini pre-orders will be open from November 6 and you will be able to purchase the phone from the 13th of November.

Want to upgrade your iPhone? Trade it in for cash!

iPhone 12 Mini price starts from $729, which is not bad for a latest generation of iPhone, but it’s still expensive. If you don’t want to pay the full price for the new device, we recommend you to sell used iphone or any other electronic devices. My favorite is Gadget Salvation, is a legit middleman site that pays you cash for your preloved electronic devices for example laptops, ipads,gaming consoles and more. The process is very easy, just select from their catalogue the device you want to sell and answer a few questions about the condition of your gadget. Then, accept the quote and fill the checkout form to receive a prepaid shipping label to send your goods with UPS. Once the parcel arrives at HQ, the technical team verifies your goods and the information provided by you. If all is ok, you get paid within 48hours via PayPal, Venmo, Check or Bank Account. Visit their website, you wont regret it. 

Now that you know all the specs, design, new features and price about the new iPhone, would you upgrade your phone to the iPhone 12 Mini? Hope this article helps you in your choice.


PS5 Accessories Seem To Be Launch On Early November

Leaks from prompinet Reddit user seems to make sense

A list of accessories for third-party manufactures shared from a reliable reddit user are:

  • Controller grips
  • Docks
  • Charging Cables
  • Magnetic play
  • USB-C Glow cable 

What Do We Know?

We already know that the PS5 has revealed how the design will look and its accessories on the Digital Event called “ The Future of Gaming” the past 11th of June. But, surprisingly the PS5 will have third-party accessories and it will be available at major retailers. The gaming accessories that will be offered contains: charging cables, controller grips and docks. However, the news doesn’t come from Sony sources yet but from a rumor from Barron- Blade, a prominent Reddit user. Tom’s Guide has been in touch with Barron-Blade, who seems to work for a certain hated video game retail chain, and has said that the store has got listings for a number of third-party PS5 accessories with a date of release on November 3rd. 

The manufacturer name was not revealed by the prominent Reddit user, but he has shared a list of accessories such as USB-C glow cable, controller grip kit, a magnetic play and more. Till the moment, Sony hasn’t mentioned yet the exact date of release of the PS5 on the market either its price. But, all points to be in early November as previous consoles release dates from Sony. This could mean that it is possible that the accessories will come out before the gaming console- as it happened with the PS4- or that it could come out earlier than expected. 

In spite of the rumors being true or not, it seems that the speculations from the Reedit user are reliable. When a new gaming console is about to go out, it has third-party accessories, and usually the accessories are available near the launch date of every new gaming console. 

What Sony says?

Anyways, we think that we will have to wait until Sony unveils the official date release of the PlayStation 5 for this year. The only official information from Sony  about the PS5 coming out is that the launch date will be on Holiday 2020.

In the meanwhile, you can check all the PS5 exclusive games shown at the Digital event by Sony. For instance some of the games  shown are Spiderman-Man: Miles Morales,Gran Turismo 7, Godfall, Resident Evil, Project Athia and more. 

Lastly, if you think it’s the time for an upgrade of gaming console, you can trade in it online. We recommend you to have a look at these tips on how to xbox trade in and get paid for it in trustworthy websites. 

Sony PlayStation 5 Specs, Key Games And Features

Check the specifications, key games and more of the PS5.

The PS5 design and accessories were revealed at the Digital Event called “The Future of Gaming” held on June 11th by Sony. Likewise, the company showed which games are compatible with the new-gen of PlayStation 5 such as Gran Turismo 7, Godfall and more. Check the article this is the new playstation 5 for further information about the hardware, the new-gen versions of consoles and more. 

In the followed article we are going to disclose the PlayStation 5 specifications.

 PS5 Specs

  • Optical Drive: 4K Blu-ray drive
  • Ram: 16GV GDDR6
  • Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable storage NVMe SSD slot
  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, RDNA 2 architecture
  • 3D audio

The PlayStation is built on custom AMD CPUs and GPUs. The GPU will use ray tracing and primitive shaders, that will have an impact on the power consumption and heat management. Not similar to the PS4 version which has the power consumption varies a lot more from game to game, the PS5 will prevent overheating by standardising its power consumption for each game. 

Likewise,the GPU of the PS5 has a eight-core Zen 2-architecture CPU running up to 3.5GHz, and RDNA 2 2.23GHz GPU with 36 CUs and 16GB GDDR6. About the 3D Audio uses Head Related Transfer Function or HRTF which enable to map out an individual’s hearing based on sound’s frequency, volume and direction. Plus, it has a dynamic AI audio which responds to the demands of the user to check the emotional state of the player and adjust the music. 


The SSDs are key to PlayStation 5. Not only the SSDs (Solid State Drives) are important for its storage but to use it as virtual memory. The SDD of PS5 has a load rate of 5.5GB/second which is 10 times faster than the PS4 .This  results in seamless gameplay from texture loading to exploration and it has a maximum storage of 825GB. 

The console has NVMe slots that give you the option to add more storage and it has external USB drives. This NVMe needs to meet certain speed requirements and Sony will make a list of compatible Solid State Drive (SSD) with the PS5. Also, this will retain a 4K Blu-ray drive for Discs games and for playing movies.  Therefore, it is highly possible to expect compatible PS4 games on PS5.

PS5 Key Features 

  • 4K games at 60 fps, up to 8K resolution, up to 120 fps, ray tracing, fast-loading SSD
  • PS5 PSVR headset will have two front and one rear camera, with an additional camera on a Move-style controller that will be operated by wireless. 
  • PS5 home screen is more dynamic that will display the missions that are available or let players choose their activity  in real time. 
  • The Tempest Engine is used to create a more realistic audio along with HRTF. Both will make the sound to listen differently.

Which are the Key games?

PlayStation has announced nine games along with the new PS5 console at the digital event on 11th June. Below,  we will present a brief summary of the key games which are: Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Zero West, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. In case, you missed the streaming and you can watch the full showcase here

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games and Marvel:

The Spider-Man: Miles Morales games is an expansion of the original game through an all-new story. In this new story, the players are going to experience the rise of Miles Morales while he is mastering his new powers to become his own Spider-Man. The experience is being enhanced by PS5 with the new hardware console and the ultra-fast SDD. The SDD will enable players to near instantaneously fast-travel across Marvel;s NYC or feel tensions of punches,web shots and more. This is a standalone game confirmed by Insomniac’s James Stevenson. 

Horizon Forbidden West from Guerrilla:

Aloy’s story continues, as the protagonist, returns in this open world action RPG known as Horizon: Forbidden West, which is built on the excellent combat and exploration of the original game. Aloy’s will face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious threats. The game is going to be exclusively for PS5.

Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony Digital

At GT7 you will see race cars-from different eras- and production cars, riding on both road courses and race tracks. Like the unveiled Mazda RX-Vision and Gulf-liveried Porsche 917 cars. Other cars shown are Lamborghini Diablo, Porsche Carrera GT and Subaru WRX STI JGTC. The GT7 game, promess to have a more realistic driving experience thanks to haptic feedback. Also, with the 3D audio of PS5, players can sense the position of other cars and drivers that surround them. In addition, the lighting effects look very realistic, especially the interior of the cars which are very detailed.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games:

The game is developed by Insomniac Games, Rift Aparts sees the Ratchet & Clank on the run from a robotic army. It is an intergalactic adventure experience game designed around the high speed of SSD for PS5. Gamers will travel through different environments that Rifts, Ratchet and Clank enters- from a jungle area and emerging from cyberpunk city.  The Creative Director of Insomniac says that “ “We’re doing things we’ve never been able to do before, like use dimensional rifts to be able to leap from planet to planet nearly instantly or put ray trace reflections on Clank,” he states.

Other games are:  

Demon’s Souls from Japan Studio and Bluepoint Games, Sackboy A Big Adventure from Sumo Digital, Returnal from Housemarque, Destruction All Stars from Lucid Games, Astro’s Playroom from Japan Studios.

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