Apple just unveiled the iPhone X whose redesign is seen as a massive change for the phone maker since 2014. Today, 10 years later, Apple is introducing the iPhone X. It’s pronounced “Ten.”
This is clearly Apple Inc. statement to further increase the growing competition between its rival smartphone makers like Samsung, Google, Xiaomi and a host of Chinese smartphone makers.
Apple’s iPhone X comes with a brand new bezeless design and opting for a glass front and back. Apple says there is a deeper strengthening layer in the glass that makes it the “most durable in a smartphone.”
It’s made from surgical-grade, stainless steel and comes in two amazing finishes that is the space gray and silver.
iPhone X is sealed for water and dust resistance.
Following the current trend in smartphones, Apple has done away with the bezels on the iPhone X, offering an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display. In fact, Apple is upgrading quite a bit in that department, offering an OLED display for the very first time, calling it the Super Retina Display. This brings with it all the standard benefits of OLED, including more accurate colors, better image uniformity across the screen, etc.
The iPhone X Super Retina display supports 2046 × 1125 resolution, with 455 PPI, and HDR in both Dolby Vision and HDR.
The company is reportedly paying around $125 per panel, which is part of the reason for the reports of a more expensive iPhone.
This is also the first iPhone that will not have a home button, with the new screen reaching across the entire front of the device. Users can wake up their device by picking it up or swiping across any part of the screen. To close an app, simply swipe up on the screen and throw it away. Users can also reach Siri by simply saying “Hey Siri” or by pressing the side button.
Given that the home button has historically been central to the iPhone’s security, the replacement comes in the form of a depth-sensing front camera that will unlock the phone by detecting the user’s face. Apple is calling it FaceID.
FaceID is enabled by a True Depth camera system, equipped with an infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector and more all packed into the top of your iPhone.
The feature is used for Apple Pay now, as well as a new feature called Animojis for messaging. Animojis use FaceID to lay your facial expressions into emojis, giving them your own unique take. You can pick from a dozen different animated emojis.
The iPhone X rear camera has 12-megapixel sensor, with dual-lenses at f1.8 and f2.4 apertures (which is brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto). It comes with dual-image OIS quad-LED TrueTone flash.
Apple is introducing a new Portrait Lighting, letting users select their lighting effects. These aren’t filters, but rather a real-time analysis of the light hitting the subject’s face, and these lighting effects can be added before and after the photo is taken.
Video is vastly improved, as well. Combined with that A11 processor, video can be captured at 60FPS in low-light mode, with faster frame rate support and 4K capture. Slo-mo videos shot in 1080p will have 240 FPS.
The front-facing camera is powered by that True Depth camera system that supports FaceID. But the big news here is that Portrait mode and Portrait lighting are now available on the front-facing camera.
Apple likes to take things to the next level, the wireless charging on the new iPhones is coming with a new accessory called AirPower. It’s a larger mat that lets users charge their iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods all at the same time.
The iPhone X is packed with the new A11 Bionic processor: 64-bit design, six cores, two high-performance processors that are 25 percent faster than the A10 and four high-efficiency cores (two more than the A10) that are 70 percent faster. The GPU is 30 percent faster.
iPhone X starts at $999 and comes in 64 GB and 256 GB storage versions. Pre-orders starts on Oct. 27 and the phone will be available beginning Nov. 3.
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