The new design will not.
Released the cover for tablet iPad mini 5 confirmed that the novelty will receive the updated design. According to released photos, the new iPad mini 5 will be almost identical to the previous model, the iPad mini 4, released in 2015.
The cover for iPad mini 5 confirmed that all the connectors and buttons of the tablet are on the same places that the iPad mini 4. The only noticeable difference is in the location of the microphone holes. The case indicates that the microphone will be placed at the top middle of the rear surface of the housing.
That the iPad mini 5 will not differ from the iPad mini 4 at the design previously reported by other sources. Including respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who several months ago predicted the iPad mini 5 with improved characteristics.
Specific information about the characteristics of iPad mini 5 at the moment, no. It is expected that the tablet will get the A10 processor or newer Fusion, increased RAM and improved camera. The presentation of the iPad mini 5 to be held on March 25.