The Apple iPhone 8 went live just the past hours, and it’s more of an iPhone 7s case, and we also saw the Apple iPhone 8 Plus being showcased by Tim Cook and co. The devices’ main changes involve a glass back and an all new chipset.
Specifications Of Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Both the smartphones keep the famous and well-known format we’ve seen over the past few years, and they also retain the button at the bottom of the iPhone. There’s an all new hexa core Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset inside, 2 or 3 GB RAM (2 GB RAM on the iPhone 8 and 3 GB on the iPhone 8 Plus). The stereo speakers are much louder now, and the glass is said to be very durable.
Both the iPhones are still at 4.7 inch and 5.5-inch screen phones respectively, but they use panels that include 3D Touch, True Tone, and Cinema Wide Color technologies. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is water resistant and dust resistant. As far as colors are concerned, we get Silver, a new Gold hue color, and Space Gray. The cameras are 12 megapixels, a single module on the Apple iPhone 8 and dual module on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.
A brand new ISP has been bundled with the Apple A11. The video capture has evolved, with 4K 60 FPS capture and slow motion Full HD 240 FPS recording. The iPhone 8 Plus uses a primary 12 MP shooter with F/1.8 aperture and a second one with the same res and F/2.8 aperture, but also telephoto lens. The latter brings a function called Portrait Lighting, which swaps the lighting conditions and effects in the photo, by scanning the scene and finding the face of the person, then getting rid of the background. It can also alter the facial lighting dramatically.
Apple claims that the A11 Bionic chipset has 4 cores that are 70% faster than the two lower power cores in the A10 Fusion and the GPU is said to be 30% improved from A10. There’s also wireless charging this time around, and even though Apple didn’t say it, I bet that we still get 7-megapixel front cameras. I was also pleased to know that fast charging is now available, with 50% charge achieved in 30 minutes.
Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus go on preorder on September 15th and sale on the 22nd. The basic iPhone 8 is a 64 GB model priced at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799. There are 64 GB and 256 GB versions for both units.
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