Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with A11 Bionic chip, glass-back, wireless charging announced


Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple at its event today announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the company’s next-generation iPhones, as expected. These have a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, but these have a new glass and aluminum design and it says that it has been made out of the most durable glass ever in a smartphone. These also have support for Qi wireless charging as well as support for fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in 30 minutes.

These also have new A11 Bionic chip tuned for augmented reality experience and the six-core CPU has two performance cores that are 25% faster and four efficiency cores that are 70% faster and the three-core GPU offers up to 30% faster graphics performance compared to A10 Fusion. Apple says that these have redesigned stereo speakers, offering up to 25% louder audio and deeper bass.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 has a new 12-megapixel camera with a larger and faster sensor, a new color filter and deeper pixels and quad LED True Tone Flash and the 8 Plus has dual 12-megapixel cameras that has Portrait Lighting that uses the dual cameras and the Apple-designed image signal processor to recognize the scene, create a depth map and separate the subject from the background. Machine learning is then used to create facial landmarks and add lighting over contours of the face in real time.

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8 specifications

  • 4.7-inch (1334 x 750 pixels) IPS 326 ppi display, 1400:1 contrast ratio, 625 cd/m2 max brightness, 3D Touch
  • Six-core A11 Bionic 64-bit processor with three-core GPU, M11 motion co-processor
  • 64GB and 256GB storage options
  • iOS 11
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • 12MP camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Six‑element lens Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
  • TouchID Fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
  • Dimensions: 138.4x 67.3×7.3 mm; Weight: 148grams
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 12 hours internet use, up to 14 hours talk time

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS 401ppi display, 1300:1 contrast ratio, 625 cd/m2 max brightness, 3D Touch
  • Six-core A11 Bionic 64-bit processor with three-core GPU, M11 motion co-processor
  • 64GB and 256GB storage options
  • iOS 11
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.8) cameras, OIS, Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x, Six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
  • TouchID Fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
  • Dimensions: 158.4x 78.1×7.5 mm; Weight: 202grams
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 13 hours internet use, up to 21 hours talk time

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come in Gold, Silver and Space Gray colors. The iPhone 8 is priced at US$ 699 (Rs. 44,745 approx.) for the 64GB version and the 256GB version costs US$849 (Rs. 54,345 approx.) and the iPhone 8 Plus is priced at US$ 799 US$849 (Rs. 51,145 approx.) for the 64GB version and the 256GB version costs US$949 (Rs. 60,745 approx.).  It will be available for pre-order from September 15 in several countries and goes on sale from September 22. In India the phones will be available from September 29th starting at Rs. 64,000.

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