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Apple iPad Mini 4 coming with A8 processor and 2 GB RAM

Apple iPad Mini 4 coming with A8 processor and 2 GB RAM
Apple iPad Mini 4 coming with A8 processor and 2 GB RAM
The 7.9-inch tablet will feature a smaller capacity battery than the iPad Mini 3.

The iPad Mini 4 didn't have a grand entrance at the Apple event last week. The iPad Pro, after all, stole most of the headlines. Nonetheless, the new Mini 4 tablet is looking to be a respectable upgrade compared to the Mini 3. It will again be a 7.9-inch tablet with the same native 2048 x 1536 resolution, but with more accurate colors, a new anti-reflective coating, and an even thinner layer of glass between the surface and display panel. The LCD will thus appear closer to the eyes and fingers of the user.

As for its internal hardware, expect the Apple A8 processor as found on the iPhone 6 alongside a secondary M8 Motion processor. This is compared to the Apple A7 found on the last generation iPad Mini 3. The rear camera has been upgraded as well from 5 MP to 8 MP while the front-facing 1.2 MP camera remains the same. Additional changes include a smaller battery pack from 23.8 W to 19.1 W due to the thinner 6.1 mm size. Nonetheless, Apple is rating a 10-hour battery life for the Wi-Fi model and nine hours for the LTE model.

The 16 GB model will debut for 390 Euros and the 64 GB model for 490 Euros. The final 128 GB model will cost 590 Euros and the LTE option will add another 120 Euros on top.

Specifications:

  • Display: 7.9-inch, IPS, 2048 x 1536
  • Processor: Apple A8, M8 co-processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Battery: 19.1 Wh
  • Internal storage: 16 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
  • Weight: 299 g
  • Thickness: 6.1 mm
  • Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray

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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09-13 (Update: 2015-09-13)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.