iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus have been launched at Apple event at the starting price of Rs. 64,000. It is believed that both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus phones are similar to the previous smartphones launched by Apple, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus respectively. But, iPhone X is a premium edition and homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone
The design of the newly launched phones has been tweaked slightly and they come with wireless charging. iPhone 8 has been launched with two variants, for the 64GB variant, the starting price is Rs. 64,000 and for the 256GB variant, the starting price is Rs. 77,000. In the case of iPhone 8 plus, the 64 GB variant will cost Rs. 73,000 and the 256 GB variant will cost Rs. 86,000. This year there will be no variant of 32GB like that of iPhone 7. The sale of the two devices will start in India from September 29.
On the other hand, 64 GB version of iPhone X will be available for Rs.89,000, while the 256 GB version will cost Rs.102,000. And, the iPhone X will be available for sale in India from 3 November.
iPhone 8 comes with 4.7- inch display and iPhone 8 plus comes with a 5.5-inch display. But, special edition iPhone X is equipped with 5.8-inch OLED screen. In order to reduce eye strain, all three smartphones come along with a True Tone display that changes the color according to its surroundings. Most of the features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are same when compared to its older version, but in terms of the design, the newly launches phones are made of metal and glass. Both the phones are made from aluminum with a 7- layer color process, and will be available in three colours- Silver, Grey and Gold. The speakers of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are 25% louder than the previous versions of the smartphone.
Another major feature is the use of A11 Bionic Chipset, that is believed to be the smartest chip to be ever used in a smartphone. In the previous version, Apple used A10 chipset, A11 chipset works 70 times faster than the A10 chipset. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus also come along with 2 high performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It also comes with a newly designed GPU that works 30 times faster than the one that used in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.
When it comes to camera, iPhone 8 has a new 12MP sensor, because of which efficiency of light has been improved up to 80%, and iPhone 8 also provides new range of colors and has deeper pixels.
In the case of iPhone 8 plus, camera is of 12MP, and both the smartphones have OIS, which means Optical Image Stabilization. Both the cameras have Augmented Reality Features. Augmented Reality has been incorporated in the phone so as to enhance the experience of the user and Apple has also opened an ARKit for developers.
On the other hand, iPhone X also comes with Dual 12 MP rear and 7 Megapixel front-facing cameras which is capable to capture 4K videos like iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
As portrait mode was introduced in the last version, iPhone 8 comes with a feature called as Portrait lighting that helps in changing the lighting effect of the photo. Both the phones come with Retina Flash that improves selfies. The quality of video capturing has been drastically and is assumed to be the best till date. A video encored has been designed in iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus that helps in capturing real time images and motion analysis. Motion tracking can now be done in a much better way because of the improved gyro and accelerometer.
In order to enhance the feature of wireless charging, Apple had to make some changes in the design. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, all three support ‘Qi’ charging standard, and a lot of industry people are working with Apple in order to build Qi chargers.
Along with the phone, Apple will also make available all the accessories that include leather and silicon cases, the price of which will start from Rs. 13,000.