Apple today announced a smaller version of the iPad to further expand its tablet market. The newly released iPad Mini features 7.9 inch display and is powered by Apple A5 processor. It’s available in 2 colors, like iPhone 5. Here are the details:

iPad Mini Specs

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Dimensions

7.2mm (0.28 inch) thin iPad Mini weighs at 0.68 pound (308 grams). Its 7.8 inches in height and 5.3 inches in width and fits well in one hand.

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Display

iPad Mini screen size is 7.9 inch, slightly larger than other competing tablets like Nexus  which has 7 inch display. Screen resolution is 1024×768 pixels which is same as it was for the iPad 2. This makes all iPad 2 compatible apps automatically fit to run on the iPad Mini.

Connectivity

The iPad Mini comes in 2 versions, WiFi only and WiFi + Cellular. Both have WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 and the Cellular version has LTE, UMTS, CDMA and GSM / EDGE connectivity.

Camera

There are 2 cameras. A rear iSight autofocus camera which is 5 Megapixels and can record videos @ 1080p. The front facing camera for FaceTime is 1.2 Megapixels and can record videos at 720p.

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Colors

Like iPhone 5, iPad Mini comes in 2 colors: black and white. Here’s how it looks:

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iPad Mini Price

WiFi only:$329 for 16GB | $429 for 32GB | $529 for 64GB

WiFi + Cellular: $459 for 16GB | $559 for 32GB | $659 for 64GB

Preorders and Availability

You can preorder iPad Mini from October 26th. It will start shipping from November 2.

Learn more about it at Apple website.