Apple, just a few hours ago, announced the launch of three new iPhones that succeeds last year’s models. The three new iPhones are called the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The entry-level iPhone 11 model replaces the iPhone XR from last year while the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max come as replacements for the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, respectively. You can read about the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max in our detailed article here. In this article, let us take a closer look at the iPhone 11, which will probably outsell all other smartphones in 2020.
iPhone 11: What’s new?
The iPhone 11 is the most affordable of the three iPhone models that Apple announced yesterday. The handset replaces the iPhone XR from 2018 and features several improvements over its predecessor. These improvements include a faster processor in the form of the Apple A13 Bionic chip, a much-improved camera – and for the first time on an iPhone, a dual-camera setup, and much-improved battery performance. The handset also sees an increase in storage capacity with users now getting a 256GB version that was not available on the iPhone XR in India.
iPhone 11: Specifications, hardware
The iPhone 11 is dimensionally identical to the outgoing iPhone XR. The phone features the same 6.1-inch IPS LCD display with the same resolution of 1792×828 pixels that Apple refers to as the ‘Liquid Retina’ display. This panel has a contrast ratio of 1400:1 (same as that of the iPhone XR) and is reasonably sharp with a PPI density of 326. Powering the phone is the new Apple A13 Bionic processor which is an improvement over the A12 Bionic from 2018. It is based on an improved 7nm manufacturing process but features more transistors than the A12 Bionic. All this results in the iPhone 11, offering a 20 percent improvement in CPU and GPU performance. It also gets a faster Neural Engine that is used r real-time photo and video analysis apart from new Machine Learning Accelerators.
iPhone 11: Camera and Imaging
The iPhone 11 is the first handset from the company (and the only one as of now) to use a dual-camera setup at the rear. Both the primary and secondary cameras get a 12-megapixel sensor. While the primary wide-angle camera is mated to an f/1.8 lens, the secondary ultra-wide-angle camera gets a 120-degree field of view and is mated to an f/2.4 lens. The phone also supports 2X optical zoom and up to 5X digital zoom. Apart from the standard camera features, the iPhone 11 now gets a dedicated Night Mode for much improved low-light imaging. Other features include a comprehensive portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control. The wide-angle camera also supports Optical image stabilization as well. Both the primary and secondary cameras can be used to capture videos in 4K resolution at 60fps. At the front, the iPhone 11 gets a single 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 lens. This is an improvement over the 7-megapixel sensor that we saw on the iPhone XR. The front-facing camera also supports portrait mode and is now capable of capturing slow-motion videos as well.
iPhone 11 price in India, availability
The iPhone 11 will be sold in six new color options in India; Black, green, yellow, purple, red, and white. It will be offered in three storage options; a base 64GB version with prices starting at INR 64,900 and higher-priced 128GB and 256GB variants. The phone is slated to go on sale beginning September 27 across Apple retailers across the country.