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Apple iPhone X with OLED Display and Face ID is Official

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, the first internet-connected smartphone that put user experience above all, finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. Today, ten years later, Apple is introducing the iPhone X, it’s pronounced “Ten.”

Apple’s iPhone X, unlike the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, comes with a brand new design, ditching bezels and opting for a glass front and back.

It has a 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125) OLED Super Retina display with 458ppi, highest pixel density in an iPhone. The display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, Million-to-one contrast ratio and also has 3D touch.

Due to the complete edge to edge display, there is no space for Touch ID. Hence, Apple is introducing a new feature called Face ID, which the company says is the future of how people will unlock their phones.

The front of the iPhone X features an insane amount of front-facing sensors, including a flood illuminator, infrared camera, and dot projector, which all take advantage of a TrueDepth camera system to power Face ID. When you look at the device, Apple says it project 30,000 invisible IR dots, which then fires the camera.

Glance at the phone, and it illuminates your face ready for an infrared camera to identify your face. It even works in the dark. Using the A11 Bionic chip, a neural engine processes the faces in real-time, and has been built specifically for recognizing faces.

The rear camera features a 12-megapixel sensor, with dual-lenses at f1.8 and f2.8 apertures. It comes with dual-image OIS quad-LED TrueTone flash.

Apple is introducing a new Portrait Lighting, letting users select their lighting effects. These aren’t filters, but rather a real-time analysis of the light hitting the subject’s face, and these lighting effects can be added before and after the photo is taken.

Video is vastly improved as well. Combined with that A11 processor, video can be captured at 60FPS in low-light mode, with faster frame rate support and 4K capture. Slo-mo videos shot in 1080p will have 240 FPS.

 

The iPhone X, as well as the other new iPhones announced today, comes with wireless charging capabilities, thanks to that new glass back. Wireless charging is supported by Qi, which is considered as the standard in the wireless charging industry.

the iPhone X will start at $999 for the 64GB model; there will also be a 256GB model, though Apple didn’t mention price. The iPhone X will be available to pre-order on October 27, with shipments going out on November 3.

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