Finally, we get to see the epitome of iPhone till date. The long-awaited special edition iPhone is finally here; the iPhone X (pronounced as iPhone 10). Apple’s first iPhone was launched exactly 10 years ago, tech industry has evolved a lot since then. This is not just a yearly flagship from Apple, this iPhone wants to represent the radical change for the company. Edge-to-edge, top-to-bottom, it really feels like a 2017 phone. Along with iPhone X, two other flagships were revealed; iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus(more like iPhone 7s and 7s Plus), but here we will focus on the big shot ; iPhone X.
Here are the 10 things you need to know about this completely redesigned phone:
First, let’s talk about the most radical change in this iPhone. Apple finally went OLED with this iPhone. We all know how beautiful and crispy OLEDs look. and YES, also the massive 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display with 2435 x 1125 resolution. It also has the highest pixel density (458 ppi) ever in an iPhone. Lots of phone have decreased the bezels and chins but Apple’s took it a step further. Except there is this small slot in top for sensors and front camera. It looked weird at first, mainly because it lacks symmetry but hope it doesn’t bother the user in a long run.
This is clearly the best-looking iPhone ever. Though it is a 5.8-inch display, Apple managed to pack it in a small body, slightly bigger than last year’s iPhone 7 and weighs 174 g, heavier compared with iPhone 7(138 g). The back of the phone is glass, but doesn’t feel as premium as the ceramic metal of previous models and also “surgical-grade” stainless steel around the sides. The edges aren’t sharp but gradually melt into the body making it easier to hold.
- Dual camera (yes, vertical)
This iPhone sports dual 12MP camera, both equipped with OIS. The lenses are different from previous iPhone, the sensors are larger and faster. The main camera uses f/1.8 aperture and the second telephoto camera uses f/2.4 aperture. There is a change in the flash too, there is a quad LED true tone flash. But we have no idea for the vertical design though.
- No home button, No Touch ID
For the first-time Apple has ditched the home button. With the demise of home button, Touch ID too is a part of history for iPhone. On the bright sight Apple want to unlock the phone by just looking at it, yes, the long-rumored Face ID.
- Face ID
Facial recognition has been here for a long time but Apple took it into a whole new level. You see the small notch on top that’s where its engine resides, it uses an IR sensor along with the front camera and a flood illuminator that beams a light so that it could be used even in dark. Not only this but Apple uses a dedicated neural engine to scan face in real time. Apple also claims the Face ID to be more secure than Touch ID, by a factor of 20. Other than for unlocking users can use Face ID with Apple pay and other third-party apps.
No, Apple didn’t release the new iOS 11 last night with new iPhone models. Instead, Apple is scheduled to launch the new iOS on September 19. All iPhone since iPhone 5s will get the update. New iOS will get Siri a new voice, improve Live photos, introduce new-look app store and much more.
- Wireless changing
Apple has arrived too late in this one but nonetheless Apple finally adapted wireless charging. Apple also announced AirPower, a wireless charging dock that will unify Apple’s all wireless charging mobile device.
- Hexacore with monster A11 processor.
The new A11 hexacore “Bionic” chip is present in iPhone x along with iPhone 8 and 8 plus. It is also the first hexacore processor on any iPhone. The two cores are for high performance while the rest four cores are energy efficient. The new chip is designed to handle more pixels on screen, allow better photo processing, face unlocking. Right now, we don’t actually know much of the new chip’s performance and benchmark scores.
- Of course, the price and availability.
iPhone X starts at $999 and will be available in 64 GB or 256 GB capabilities but won’t be available till November, preorder will start on October 27. Yes of course, it will definitely come to Nepal.
- Minor changes
Animoji: Apple went bat-crap crazy in this one. Apple upped the emoji game by introducing “Animoji” that uses face recognition to create an animated emoji to bring messages to life.
No headphone jack (same as last year)
Water and dust resistance (again same as last year)
New battery: Apple didn’t provide details about the new battery but simply stated it to last 2 hours longer than iPhone 7 thanks to the new power efficient chip.
Make sure you watch this video for first hand impression of iPhone X:
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