Apple has unveiled the ultimate iPhone on the smartphone’s 10th anniversary. Yes, we are talking about the iPhone X, which is pronounced as iPhone ten and not as ex. It is the most high-end iPhone till date and it will set the iPhone design standard for the next decade. So without any further ado, check out the specifications, features, pricing and availability of the phone below.
First of all, the iPhone X joins the list of bezel-less phones with a stunning 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD edge-to-edge display. It has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels and pixel density of 458 PPI. The True Tone display is HDR 10 ready and supports Dolby Vision as well. It has 3D touch feature, wide color (P3) and million-to-one contrast ratio. Under the hood, the X comes with an A11 Bionic six-core processor with 64-bit architecture along with M11 motion coprocessor. We also get a Neural engine to power the facial recognition technology for unlocking the phone. There is 3GB of RAM onboard along with 64GB and 256GB of internal storage.
Coming to the camera segment of the iPhone X, we get dual rear cameras. There is a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and another 12 megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. We get OIS on both the lenses and quad LED true tone flash with slow sync. The cameras feature a lot of shooting modes such as Portrait, Portrait Lighting (beta), Panorama (up to 63MP), Live Photos, Auto HDR, Burst mode and Timer mode. They can record 4K videos at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p videos at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p videos at 30 fps. Coming to slo-mo videos, you can now record 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps.
The iPhone X features a 7 megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. It is capable of shooting 1080p videos and comes with Retina Flash. We also get support for Portrait, Portrait Lighting (beta), Live Photos, Auto HDR and more. However, the front notch on top of the display houses one of the most sophisticated technology Apple has ever produced. The TrueDepth camera consisting of Infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, 7 megapixel camera and dot projector is responsible for Face ID. As you know Apple has ditched Touch ID on the iPhone X and has instead gone for face recognition technology called Face ID for unlocking the phone. It uses the TrueDepth camera system, powered by the neural engine, which is capable of carrying out 600 billion operations per second. This front-camera system also enables Animoji.
The iPhone X is made up of ‘the most durable glass ever in a smartphone’, that is found on both the sides (front and back). We also get surgical-grade stainless steel frames enclosing the device. It runs on iOS 11 and is also water and dust resistant (IP67 certified). The phone is 7.7mm thick and weighs 174 grams. It supports 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC with reader mode, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS in the connectivity department.
Apple has not revealed the battery capacity of the iPhone X like any other iPhone in the past but according to the company, it will last 2 hours longer than iPhone 7. The phone promises up to 21 hours of talk time, 12 hours of Internet usage, 13 hours of video playback or 60 hours of audio playback on a single full charge. The built-in lithium-ion battery supports Qi wireless charging as well as fast charging. You can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes. In terms of sensors, we get Face ID, Barometer, Three-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.
The Apple iPhone X is priced at $999 for the 64GB variant and $1149 for the 256GB variant in USA while the phone will be priced at Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 1,02,000, respectively in India. It comes in Silver and Space Gray colors and will go on sale from November 3 in several countries including India and USA. You can pre-order it from October 27, 2017.