The 10th Generation of iPhone — the iPhone X — has been officially unveiled at the Apple Event today. The Cupertino based company has ditched its iconic home button solely for the bezel-less display, that too AMOLED. The bezel free display(and the phone) surely define what the next generation’s smartphone will be.
Let’s talk about the specialty of this phone; the display(of course). Apple has finally opted in for a gorgeous AMOLED screen which is first of its kind on iPhones. The so called Super Retina Display bears a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels while measuring 5.8-inch in size. The sharp and vividly colorful display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and the already existing 3D Touch.
And yes, the big bezels — which the iPhone 8 still have — has been axed by Apple in favor of a much cleaner looks. The bezel-less design has allowed the company to cramp up those sensors up alongside the front camera. All those sensors cohesively work together to create Apple’s new security technology; the FaceID. The new set of technology will now allow users to unlock the phone through their face. The bad news here is that Apple has completely removed the TouchID sensor(no fingerprint scanner underneath the glass).
Not to worry, Apple has said that the FaceID will work even in dark lighting condition, thanks to the flood illuminator. They also mentioned that it won’t give up on the users as the failure rate of FaceID is much less than that of TouchID. Though, your identical twin might fool the technology.
The face scanning technology helps to create animated emojis too. Dubbed as Animojis, the emojis can now turn into a real life animation that mimics your facial expression. What’s interesting is that you can record your own facial expression with voice and send it to your friends.
Talking about the optics, the vertically mounted dual-camera sensor is now more advanced than ever. The sensor can now record 4K videos at 60fps, which is first of its kind in a mobile device. The dual 12MP sensors come with a normal lens and a telephoto lens; the normal one has an aperture of f/1.8, while the telephoto lens will carry an aperture rate of f/2.4. Fortunately, both sensors now support OIS and a quad-LED flash.
Apple has packed a treat for selfie lovers in the form of iPhone X. The phone sports a 7MP front camera now with a support for portrait mode, thanks to the depth sensor paired alongside the sensor.
All this thing will be powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset coupled up with 3GB of RAM. Out of six CPU(it’s hexacore), the first two are powerful, whilst the remaining four are energy efficient cores.
Alongside the display, the major change in the iPhone X can be seen on the back; i.e. the glass back. And thanks to the glass back, the phone is now finally Qi compatible, meaning it can be wirelessly charged. The icing on the cake is that the phone supports fast charging, allowing users to charge the phone up to 50% in 30 minutes.
As for the availability, the iPhone X can be pre-ordered from 27th of October, while you can pick the device from 3rd of November. In case you’re wondering, the handset will be available in two variants, including 64GB and 256GB. The 64GB one will set you back for $999, whilst the 256GB will cross the $1000 mark. As for Nepal, expect this phone to arrive at the end of November or the start of December for a whopping price tag of around 1,00,000.
Apple also launched the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but who really cares. Just kidding, both phones have similar inside specs to iPhone X — minus the bezel-less display(it still has those ugly bezels) and FaceID. The 64GB base model of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will run for $699 and $799 respectively. Pre-orders for the phone will start from 15th of September and the sale will begin from 22nd of September.