Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. on Tuesday launched their most anticipated flagship models; the iPhone 8 and 8+. But alongside the model was the iPhone X which took most of the spotlight at the event that was held at the Steve Jobs Theater – the company’s new campus.
According to online reports, the new iPhone X wass placed above the successors of the iPhone 7 and 7+, and has several features that the other two models do not. The highlight, of course, is the bezel-less design, along with the Face ID facial recognition system. In fact, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor – a staple of the iPhones since the iPhone 5s – had to make way for the bezel-less design, thus Face ID is the only means of identity authentication.
iPhone X specs
The 5.8-Inch flagship spots a screen resolution of 1125×2436 pixels, more than any previous generation iPhone models, and has been dubbed the Super Retina HD Display, hosts a range of sensors including flood illuminator, infrared camera, a dot projector to allow customers to unlock the phablet by just looking at it – a system called Face ID.
The iPhone X also packs a duo of 12MP rear cameras (F/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures), and 7MP selfie camera, the company saying it is brings a Portrait mode feature, which it had introduced to the iPhone 7 Plus last year.
The iPhone X price in the US market has been priced at USD$999 (approx. 3,596,400 UGX) and USD$1,149 (approx. 4,136,400 UGX) for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively.
iPhone 8 and 8+ specs
While the iPhone 8 (4.7-Inch) and iPhone 8+ (5.5-Inch) design follow the same design language as their predecessors, they sport a metal and glass bodies and come in two storage variants – 64GB and 256GB, support Qi wireless inductive charging, both models powered by A11 Bionic SoC six-core processors, running on the firms latest OS; the iOS 11, Touch ID, LTE Advanced, Bluetooth v5.0, water resistant.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also come with improved cameras, as the iPhone 8 spots 12MP rear camera, and the iPhone 8 Plus a duo of 12MP camera sensors, as they both pack a 7MP front camera.
The iPhone 8 price in the US market is at USD$699 (approx. 2,516,400 UGX) and USD$849 (approx. 3,056,400 UGX) for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively, while for the iPhone 8 Plus will cost USD$799 (approx. 2,876,400 UGX) and USD$949 (approx. 3,416,400 UGX) for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively, and will be available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Finish color variants.
Notably, the iPhone 8 models will be available starting September 22nd while the iPhone X is set for November.