Apple unveils the iPhone X. Although heavily leaked, the device still wowed with an all-screen design, an OLED display, and the removal of the home button.
iPhone X: Specs, Price, Availability
The iPhone X is finally official! And to everyone’s surprise (not really), the new iPhone has removed the iconic home button, allowing for the extra screen real estate.
With the omission of the home button, the iPhone X (or iPhone 10) has an all screen design promoted by the edge-to-edge 5.8-inch HDR OLED Super Retina display. It has curved corners, allowing for maximum coverage at the edges of the device. It also has True Tone, a technology that uses the ambient light sensor to adapt the white balance of the screen depending on your environment.
The device’s build uses front and back glass panels, and a surgical grade stainless steel frame for added durability. For added protection, it also has an IP67 rating, making it splash, water and dust resistant.
Under the hood, you have Apple’s A11 Bionic hexa-core SoC with improved speed and performance. It has a new Apple-designed GPU with three cores said to be 30 percent faster than the previous one. Lastly, the new chip can also power augmented reality in games and apps.
In lieu of a home button, the iPhone X unlocks via Face ID. The TrueDepth camera system analyzes the user’s face, allowing one to unlock it just by looking at it. Apple believes in the system so much that they enabled it for Apple Pay as well.
As for the cameras, the iPhone X boasts a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP with wide-angle lens and another 12MP with a telephoto lens, arranged vertically with the flash in between. It is equipped with OIS, PDAF, quad LED True Tone flash, 4K video shooting capability, and a sapphire crystal lens cover.
According to Apple, the iPhone X has an improved second generation performance controller for improved power efficiency, allowing it to last 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7. It also has wireless charging.
The iPhone X starts at USD999 for the 64GB, and USD1,149 for the 256GB model. It will be available starting November 3.
iPhone X specs:
- 5.8-inch Super Retina HD w/ True Tone OLED Display (2436 x 1125; 458ppi)
- 3D Touch
- Hexa-core A11 Bionic Chip Processor, 64-bit
- M11 Motion Coprocessor
- 3GB RAM
- 64/256GB Storage
- Dual Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP, Wide-angle f/1.8, Telephoto f/2.8
- OIS, PDAF, Quad LED True Tone Flash, Optical Zoom, 4K Video, Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover
- Face ID
- LTE 4G
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Bluetooth v5.0
- GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
- Fingerprint Scanner, NFC
- Stereo Speakers: 25% Louder than previous model
- Lightning Connector
- IP67 Splash, Water and Dust Resistant
- iOS 11
- Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
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