During yesterday’s event, Apple announced a couple of very interesting things, but there’s no doubt that the new iPhones were the devices everybody was looking forward to. However, despite the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus being two great smartphones, all the attention was on the new iPhone X, Apple’s anniversary handset which follows the trend of the year: a display covering the entire front of the phone.
A lot of firsts for Apple!
Specifically, the iPhone X relies on an AMOLED display, a first for the company, as GSMArena claims, called Super Retina Display and measuring 5.8″. The resolution is 2436 x 1125 pixels, resulting in a density of 458ppi, which makes it the sharpest iPhone yet.
The panel is supporting HDR10 and Dolby Vision, as well as 3D Touch, while the contrast ration is million-to-one.
Besides the lack of bezels, we can also notice a camera setup on the front of the phone, alongside the earpiece and a lot of sensors. All these enable FaceID, which replaces Touch ID. It also works in the dark, by scanning your face using a flood illuminator and a projector, being more secure than TouchID. And it also works with Apple Pay!
Under the hood, the iPhone X has an A11 chipset, with a six-core configuration, while the storage counts 64 or 256 GB.
Everybody can now be a pro photographer
Moving on to the back of the phone, it has a dual camera, with two 12 MP sensors and f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures, being able to shoot 4K video at 60fps. It’s aided by a quad-LED flash and it brings an update for Portrait mode: portrait lighting. The latter is also available for the front-facing unit.
Finally, let’s not forget about another premiere for Apple: wireless charging. The phone uses the Qi standard and the battery lasts 2 hours more than the iPhone 7.
The handset will start arriving on November 3, in Silver and Space Gray. The starting price is $999.