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.
There’s a new retina HD display. It has true tone technology like the most recent iPad Pro. It adapts to ambient light. Speakers are 25 percent louder and have deeper bass. Inside, it has an A11 Bionic chip. It is a 64-bit chip with two high-performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 in the iPhone 7, and 4 high-efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the ones in the A10 (the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores). The GPU part is 30 percent faster.
It comes in silver, space gray and a new gold finish that looks like a mix between gold and rose gold. These phones are sealed to be water and dust resistant. Apple also announced the iPhone X at the same conference, a new, premium model with a screen that fills the front of the device.
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.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes 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.