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iPhone 8 ,iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X – Everything you need to know

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched alongside a host of other devices to mark the 10th anniversary of Apple smartphones. As expected, it was a huge launch event.

Read on for key details of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X Release Date – When does it come out?

This is always the question after an Apple launch event as to when the next iPhone comes out?

iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus will be available for Pre-Order from September 15 and the phones will be available from September 29 .

iPhone X will be available for November 3 in India , and Pre order starts from October 27.

As usual we expect demand to be greater than supply , so pre-order it right way to get your hands on the iPhone.

iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X Price – How much will the new iPhone cost?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and X come available in two different storage models, meaning there are a handful of price points to take in.

The iPhone 8 will cost Rs 64,000 for 64Gb and Rs 77,000 for 256GB .

The iPhone 8 Plus will cost Rs 73,000 for 64Gb and Rs 86,000 for 256GB

The iPhone X will cost Rs 89,000 for 64Gb and Rs 102,000 for 64GB .

iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus  : Features and specs

Display

Let’s start with the display: it’s still a 4.7 and 5.5 inch Retina HD display respectively  with a (1334 x 750) Resolution in the iPhone 8 and (1080 x 1920)  in the iPhone 8 Plus but now features True Tone technology.  True Tone technology allows your iPhone to detect the ambient light in your settings and adjust the white balance of the display accordingly, to help provide a better and more comfortable viewing experience. In addition to the True Tone display the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus display features a wider colour range  for better colour reproduction, and dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles , it also features the likes of 3D Touch.

Processor

The iPhone 8 features the most powerful mobile chipset designed by Apple to date.

There’s Apple’s new A11 Bionic chipset processor, which the company says comes with a host of performance benefits.  It should help power high-end AR experiences.

The A11 Bionic chipset also features a second-generation Apple-designed performance controller that helps to provide great performance when playing games and using power-hungry apps without using too much battery power. .

Camera

The iPhone 8 retains a single 12 megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation. While the iPhone 8 Plus adds a 12 megapixel telephoto camera with lowly f/2.8 aperture .

The front both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer the same seven megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture as their predecessors and OIS is still missing .

Wireless Charging

The real reason behind Apple’s decision to re-introduce the glass rear on the iPhone 8 was to include support for wireless charging. After years of fans asking the company to offer wireless charging on the iPhone, Apple have finally adhered to it , and announced that that it would be compatible with Qi-certified wireless chargers.

There’s no proprietary system like with the Apple Watch, meaning it’s compatible with the millions of Qi wireless chargers found around the world.

iPhone X  : Features and specs

The iPhone X, is named in honour of the range’s tenth anniversary . It will be available on November 3rd. It’s equipped with the same A11 Bionic Processor as the other launched iPhones , powering a new ‘neural engine’ that’s equipped for AI tricks ranging from image recognition to speech processing.  A 64-bit super efficient processor with a new Apple-designed graphics unit, which has 30 percent more speed than the existing unit. It has six cores, and better performance than the A10 Fusion chip.

Design

The OLED display — the first in an iPhone — is called the Super Retina Display, and measures 5.8 inches, with a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels  , It also has a cut-out at the top of the screen where you can find some face unlock features.

The new Super Retina Display displays more colors, P3 color instead of sRGB. This means that it will show richer and more saturates colors. Especially video and photos will benefit of this wider color range.

Apple says it has solved problems with brightness and color accuracy that sometimes affected OLED screens before, and has added Dolby Vision and HDR10 support for stunning video playback. It also features TrueTone dynamic white balance adjustment.

Face ID

To unlock the iPhone X without a home button, Apple has introduced facial recognition, which it calls Face ID. It works using the TrueDepth camera system, hidden in the notch at the top of the display. Glance at the phone, and it will light up  your face, making it ready for an infrared camera to identify it. It even works in the dark. Using the A11 Bionic chip, a neural engine processes the image in real time, and has been built specifically to map the shape and contours of your face.

Apple claims it’s not confused by hairstyles, or if you decide to grow a beard. the iPhone will be able to recognize your face through most of the  sunglasses.
Apple has implemented some software protections against people stealing your phone and simply holding it to your face to unlock it , if you don’t stare at the phone itself, it won’t unlock and  if you grip the buttons on both edges of the phone, the device will temporarily disable facial recognition.

Camera 

The iPhone X’s camera has a dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera, with dual optical image stabilization, made up of a wide-angle f/1.8 aperture lens and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture lens. The 7-megapixel front camera now supports Portrait mode, and has auto image stabilization ,exposure control , HDR , Face detection and Panorama . The new  signal processor provides advanced pixel processing. Both cameras use the new Natural Lighting effect introduced on the iPhone 8, and the new augmented reality features. Video has also been improved with 4K resolution movies at 60fps now possible,  Video can be shot at 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps .

Power

Despite the large screen, powerful processor and extra features  you’ll be able to get somewhere about two hours on more than what you have been getting on the  iPhone 7 ,   That’s up to 12 hours of internet use – by comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus promises up to 13 hours.

The X – along with the iPhone 8 series – supports super fast charging  but only via USB C, which you will have to buy extra peripherals for. It promises Talktime of upto 13 hours on 3G and Upto 60 hours of music play.

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