Apple intros the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X


After a long wait, the iPhone X is finally here. At its Keynote event today, Apple announced the iPhone X along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. All the three iPhone models feature a glass sandwich design with a 7000-series aluminum middle frame and highly durable glass on the front and back.

Apple iPhone X: Features & Specifications

The iPhone X is the flagship iPhone from Apple this year and features a large 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display with 1125 x 2436 resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 458 pixels per inch. Like Samsung’s latest flagships, the iPhone X display can display HDR content, supporting both the HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards. Since the iPhone X comes with an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels, there is no home button on the front. Instead, users can now simply swipe up from the bottom of the display to wake the device or go back to the homescreen. For unlocking the iPhone X, you can use the new Face ID facial recognition tech that is enabled by the TrueDepth camera on the front and powered by a neural engine design.

In the camera department, the iPhone X uses an improved dual 12-megapixel rear camera system with dual optical image stabilization. The primary sensor is paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens while the telephoto camera features an f/2.4 aperture lens. On the front is a new 7-megapixel camera that features auto image stabilization and offers a Portrait mode for selfies with a depth-of-field effect. In terms of video, the smartphone can capture 4K videos at up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo videos at up to 240fps.

Powering the iPhone X is the A11 Bionic hexa-core SoC that is claimed to be 70% faster in multi-threaded workloads. Graphics are handled by an Apple-designed GPU that delivers 30% higher performance than the GPU in the A10 Fusion chip. Connectivity wise, the iPhone X supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. As always, Apple hasn’t revealed the exact battery capacity, but it did say that the iPhone X lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7. Unlike previous iPhones, the iPhone X comes with fast-charge as well as wireless charging (Qi standard) support.

Other key features include IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, 3D Touch support, Apple Pay, and stereo speakers. The iPhone X comes in two configurations – 64GB and 256GB. It will go up for pre-order on October 27th in select markets including India, while sales will commence on November 3rd. It will be available in two colors – Space Grey and Silver.

Apple iPhone X: India Price & Availability

In India, the base variant of the iPhone X with 64GB storage will cost Rs.89,000. The 256GB variant, on the other hand, will cost a whopping Rs.1,02,000. It will be available starting November 3 in the country.

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: Features & Specifications

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus may not be as impressive as the iPhone X but they still offer quite a few upgrades over last year’s models. Both smartphones are powered by the same Apple A11 Bionic chipset, delivering unparalleled performance. The display size and resolution hasn’t changed though, so you still get a 4.7-inch 750 x 1334 Retina HD display on the iPhone 8 and a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Retina HD display on the iPhone 8 Plus. However, like the iPhone X, they now features True Tone display tech, adjusting the display characteristics based on the ambient lighting.

The iPhone 8 comes with a single 12MP rear camera paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens while the iPhone 8 Plus features a dual 12MP camera system similar to the iPhone X. However, the secondary telephoto lens on the iPhone 8 Plus features an f/2.8 aperture lens instead of the f/2.4 aperture lens on the iPhone X. Both models support 4K video recording at up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo videos at 240fps. On the front, they include a 7MP FaceTime HD camera with 1080p Full HD video recording. For unlocking the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you get the Touch ID on the front instead of Face ID.

Rest of the key features that they share with the iPhone X include stereo speakers, Apple Pay, new AR features, IP67 certification, wireless charging, fast-charging, and the same two memory configurations. In terms of color options, they will be available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: India Price & Launch Date

In India, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available starting Friday, September 29. The 64GB variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been priced at Rs.64,000 and Rs.73,000, respectively. For the 256GB variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you will have to shell out Rs.77,000 and Rs.86,000, respectively.