The iPad Mini 5 is scheduled to release in 2017 if everything goes according to plan. The iPad Mini 4 is still in circulation and it is a testament to the Mini’s commercial value and longevity that it will attempt to make yet another comeback next year. We have been periodically receiving reports and updates of how the iPad Mini 5 would look like and we have prepared a compendium of the facts and rumours that have been doing the rounds here for you. The Mini 4 was the first in the line up to come with a significant design overhaul, with a slimmer, and taller, build and the successor is all set to be similarly themed.

Processor and Storage: There are chances that the iPad Mini 5 will be powered by a Tri-Core or Quad-Core Apple Typhoon CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz along with an upgraded A9X or A10 chipset. This could be paired with 4 GB of RAM compared to its predecessor’s 2 GB capacity. On the graphics side, the iPad Mini 5 could house an Octa-Core Power VR GXA6850 GPU. On the memory side of things, the new iPad Mini will probably traverse in the lines of the iPhone 7 and ditch the 16 GB variant and instead go directly for the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants.

Display Features: Apple’s fabled and much-touted Retina Display. Apple has been rumoured to introduce OLED display for the next generation of devices, and the iPad Mini 5 could be one of the first platforms to bring that in. Regarding the size, the Apple iPad Mini 5 will stick to the 7.9-inch screen that has come to distinguish the line. But the overall device may be made smaller with the aid of a bezel-free design. We have also received news of an inbuilt fingerprint scanner embedded in the display of the iPad Mini 5.

Camera Features: We expect the iPad Mini 5 to sport superb front and rear cameras. We have been receiving news that a possible 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front snapper are on the cards. This configuration does seem good enough to be applicable to the iPad Mini 5. Better video-calling and FaceTime experience will be garnered via this camera configuration as well.

Battery Specification: This is a very critical area of the upcoming iPad Mini 5. A 5,124 mAh capacity camera was seen on the iPad Mini 4 and it was pretty successful. When it comes to predicting the iPad Mini 5’s battery, we might see a battery of about 4,800 mAh capacity. This need not be bad news technically as technical progress has ensured that batteries with lower capacities also work as well as its bigger cousins.

Other features: The iPad Mini 5 could also come with some added features like a water and dust repellant body and an external and auxiliary keyboard. Other features include Apple pen support, the latest version of Bluetooth i.e. Bluetooth 5.0 and finally, Fast Charging. We have reason to believe that the Apple iPad Mini 5 will not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack as that would defeat the very purpose of the waterproof nature the tablet boasts of.