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iPhone 13 Mini Model Numbers: What’s The Difference in A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630

Apple finally has unveiled the most awaited iPhone 13 Mini, which comes with a slightly improved design and newly added features. As expected, there are four variants in iPhone 13, and Mini is one of them. Since iPhone 13 Mini comes with different models and color variants based on geographical areas and connectivity restrictions,  it has been divided into five different model categories, namely A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630.

All the five iPhone 13 Mini models, A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630, have important differences in LTE and 5G capabilities to support and adhere to different regional laws. So before buying a new iPhone 13 Mini, you have to check whether it will be suitable for your region or not. If you’re planning to buy one from the international market for yourself or for gifting purposes, you need to make sure you are buying the right model. So in this guide, let us help you with different model numbers, their differences, and the region they will work best in.

iPhone 13 Mini Model Numbers: What’s The Difference in A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630

iPhone 13 Mini Model Numbers: What’s The Difference in A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630

iPhone 13 Mini this year comes with slight advancements from its previous generation and with five different model numbers to choose from. Also, all these models have separate variants in terms of storage capacity and colors to entertain all groups of consumers. Down below, I’m going to list all model number variations of the iPhone 13 Mini so that you can pick the one that supports your region and make a good purchase.

iPhone 13 Mini Overview

The new iPhone 13 Mini has pretty much a similar feel and aesthetics to its previous generation. It comes with a flat edge design, textured matte glass back, and diagonal camera alignment. There are some subtle changes, such as the front notch has been decreased by 20% and comes with new colors. iPhone 13 Mini is powered by the latest and strongest A15 bionic chip, which claims to be 50% faster than the current market competitors. Furthermore, the device comes with a brighter Super Retina XDR OLED display, longer battery life, doubled base storage, and the best 5G connectivity.

The camera department has also improved with the newly engineered bigger wide sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and an ultrawide camera with an f/2.4 aperture with diagonal placement. Apart from these, there are few more noticeable feature add-ons such as Smart HDR 4, cinematic mode, etc.

To make the search easier, you can use the built-in search function in your browser with Ctrl + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac OS). For eg, if you want to search for a model suitable for japan, open [Ctrl + F] and type japan and check the model number and related details.

iPhone 13 Mini A2481

This is the exclusive model in the United States and it features both sub‑6 GHz and mmWave 5G spectrum bands. If you are a resident of the United States, then this is the model you should opt for purchase.

Model Number:

iPhone 13 Mini A2481

Color & Storage variants:

Starlight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Midnight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Blue (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Pink (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

(Product) Red (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Region & Carriers:

United States

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

Supports both sub‑6 GHz and mmWave 5G spectrum bands.

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
5G NR mmWave (Bands n258, n260, n261)

iPhone 13 Mini A2626

The iPhone 13 Mini model is made for the Canadian region primarily. Please note that the Japanese version has a shutter sound to comply with Japanese law.

Model Number:

iPhone 13 Mini A2626

Color & Storage variants:

Starlight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Midnight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Blue (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Pink (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

(Product) Red (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Region & Carriers:

Canada
Guam
Japan
Mexico
Puerto Rico
Saudi Arabia
USVI

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900MHz) – For Japanese model
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
5G NR (bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 13 Mini A2628

This model is a global variant and is made to sell in most countries from Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Please note that the Korean version has a camera shutter sound for compliance with self-regulation.

Model Number:

iPhone 13 Mini A2628

Color & Storage variants:

Starlight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Midnight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Blue (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Pink (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

(Product) Red (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Region & Carriers:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, BES Islands, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia and Tahiti, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion Islands, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Island, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Willis and Futuna, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Macau

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 13 Mini A2629

This version of the iPhone is specially designed for China mainland. Also, it comes with physical dual sim support where you can use two SIM cards at once without an e-SIM card. Please note that this model does not support FaceTime or Wifi calling.

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Model Number:

iPhone 13 Mini A2629

Color & Storage variants:

Starlight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Midnight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Blue (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Pink (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

(Product) Red (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Region & Carriers:

China mainland

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: supports dual SIM (nano-SIM and nano-SIM)

Supported GSM Bands:

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 13 Mini A2630

This version of the iPhone 13 Mini is specially designed for Russia and nearby countries. The separate version is built as the Russian law requires showing certain Russian apps during the initial setup.

Model Number:

iPhone 13 Mini A2630

Color & Storage variants:

Starlight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Midnight (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Blue (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Pink (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

(Product) Red (128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1TB )

Region & Carriers:

Russia
Armenia
Belarus
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n77, n78, n79)

Conclusion

As you see above, there are multiple variants and models for iPhone 13 Mini depending on bands, region, and countries. In case you are planning to buy one from the international market for either yourself or for a gift purpose, make sure to check the suitability from the model’s numbers above. In case of any confusion, comment below, and I will be there to help you out.

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