Apple iPhone X to cost Rs 89,000 in India
Apple Inc on September 12 introduced the anniversary-edition iPhone X – the roman X signifying the 10 years of Apple iPhones and two other iPhone iterations, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, among other devices.
While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are designed on the blueprints of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X, with its innovative face recognition technology and other features, takes a leap towards what is now seen as the future of iPhone devices.
iPhone X Features:
With a glossy stainless steel frame body covered on the front and back by a glass design, the iPhone X has a rather wide 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display. The glassy back is accentuated by a vertically placed 12-megapixel dual camera set-up, which supports optical image stabilisation (OIS). On the front, a new 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera enables auto image stabilisation and precise exposure control, and brings the portrait mode to the front camera for stunning selfies with a depth-of-field (Bokeh) effect.
The iPhone X dual camera set-up boasts a ƒ/1.8 aperture on the wide-angle camera and an improved ƒ/2.4 aperture on the telephoto camera for better photos and videos. A new quad LED True Tone Flash offers twice the uniformity of light and includes Slow Sync, which brings more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds.
The cameras on the iPhone X are custom-tuned for the augmented reality (AR) experience. Each camera is individually calibrated with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking.
The camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone, with better video stabilisation, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. The Apple-designed video encoder provides real-time image and motion analysis for optimal quality video.
With iOS 11, iPhone X supports HEIF and HEVC for up to two times the compression and storage for twice as many photos and videos. The iPhone X is the first Apple device to do away with the iconic home button and replace that with swipe-based gestures. With the home button replaced by swipe-based gestures, the power button takes the command to bring Siri on, and the unlocking is made possible using the innovative Face ID, which recognises your face, even in dark, and unlocks your device.
Another interesting feature of the iPhone X is the Animoji. These animated emojis identify user’s voice and facial gestures to animate emojis; they can be sent to other iPhone users through the messaging app. The iPhone X will be available for pre-orders from October 27 and will go on sale a week later from November 3. In India, it will cost Rs 89,000 for the base model with 64 GB internal storage.