The curtains are finally off of the new Apple iPad mini 6 (2021). It boasts significant improvements over its predecessor, be it in terms of the display, or connectivity choices. So, let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) in Nepal.
Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) Overview:
Design and Display
Compared to 2019’s iPad mini, this one has a larger screen. It now brings an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness. The panel has a 2266 x 1488 resolution and boasts a 326 PPI pixel density. Like the iPad Pro, it supports True Tone technology and the P3 color gamut.
Furthermore, there’s a Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the top which replaces the home button on previous editions. The iPad mini 6 is available in four color options: Purple, Pink, Space Gray, and Starlight.
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A15 Bionic chip
Now, on the performance aspect, the biggest upgrade is the A15 Bionic chip inside. To note, it’s the same silicon that’s used in the new iPhone 13 lineup. As per Apple, this chip is 40% faster than its predecessor in the CPU department while delivering an 80% leap in graphics performance—compared to A12 Bionic on the last iPad mini.
Furthermore, A15 Bionic is 5G-ready as well. So, you can choose between a Wi-Fi only or a Wi-Fi + Cellular configuration with 5G connectivity. On the software side of things, it boots on the new iPadOS 15.
As for the cameras, the iPad mini 6 comes with a 12MP rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture. You can shoot up to 4K/60fps videos here. This camera also supports Smart HDR 3 and is aided by a quad-LED True Tone flash.
Likewise, there’s a 12MP camera up front with a 122º field of view. iPad mini 6 even inherits the Center Stage feature of iPad Pro 2021. With this, it can track the subject and shift the frame accordingly when attending a video call.
Rest of the specs
Furthermore, the iPad mini 6 is powered by a 19.3Wh battery that charges via a USB-C port. For wireless connectivity, it utilizes dual-band Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.0.
In addition, it supports Apple Pencil (2nd gen) which clips to the side of the tablet for wireless charging. Over on the audio, it has a stereo speaker setup.
Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) Specifications:
- Display: 8.3-inch Liquid Retina screen, Wide color (P3), True Tone, 500 nits, Apple Pencil (2nd gen) support
- Resolution: 2266 x 1488 resolution, 326PPI
- Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm), 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU
- Storage: 64/256GB (fixed)
- OS: iPadOS 15
- Rear Camera: 12MP, f/1.8
- Front Camera: 12MP, f/2.4, 122º FOV, Center Stage
- Audio: Stereo speakers (landscape layout)
- Sensors: Touch ID, 3-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
- Battery: 19.3Wh non-removable battery (USB-C charging)
- Colors: Purple, Pink, Space Gray, Starlight
Apple iPad mini 6 (2021) Price in Nepal and Availability
iPad mini 6 (2021) will be available from September 24 in the US for USD 499 and USD 649 for the base 64GB model with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity, respectively. We expect the price of the iPad mini 6 (2021) in Nepal to start at NPR 78,000 when it launches here shortly.
|iPad mini 6(2021)||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Wi-Fi||64GB||USD 499||NPR 78,000|
|256GB||USD 649||NPR 100,000|
|Wi-Fi + Cellular||64GB||USD 649||NPR 100,000|
|256GB||USD 799||NPR 125,000|
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