OLED Display, 60FPS 4K Recording And So Much More For The iPhone X

by on September 13, 2017

Juan Carlos Ropel, September 13, 2017

The long wait is over. Apple hit the news worldwide yesterday by finally unveiling its newest line of consumer electronics at the magnificent Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the heart of Silicon Valley.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of iPhone, Apple launched iPhone X (or ‘ten’ in reference to the iPhone’s anniversary), one of the most exclusive and expensive phones ever created, with an MSRP price tag suggested at $1000

iPhone X incorporates a large number of impressive innovations that no smartphone has shown before. Here are some of the most impressive features of the new ultra-hyped phone, which is expected to hit the market this November.

OLED Screen on a bezel-less design.

The first thing we notice on the iPhone X is its near bezel-less display that occupies almost all of the front area except for notch on the top for the camera. The display is larger than ever at 5.8 inches and at least for the iPhone X Apple got rid of LCD display for a switch-over to OLED technology (which is something that many tech watchers did indeed speculate on prior to this phone’s unveiling). Samsung is Apple’s provider of OLED panels for the iPhone X and with the inclusion of this OLED screen, we can partly see why Apple would have set the price of the iPhone X so high into exclusive territory: This is the first time any iPhone device has come with an OLED screen. The phone has a 2436 x 1125 “Super Retina” display with unprecedented support for Dolby Vision and HDR10, making it the sharpest, brightest and most colorful screen for any iPhone device to-date.

iPhone X alongside other current and previous iPhone models at Apple's recent event

iPhone X alongside other current and previous iPhone models at Apple’s recent event

First mobile camera to shoot 4k at 60fps

The iPhone X comes with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear, with larger and faster sensors than on the iPhone 7. It can shoot 4K 2160p video at 60fps and the highest possible 1080p frame rate is doubled reaching an impressive 240fps. The front camera is 7 Megapixels and can shoot [email protected] and [email protected] videos. It supports face detection, HDR and panorama shots. Both rear and front cameras have optical image stabilization and the quad-LED flash now supports slow sync.

Front face recognition

Maybe the biggest new feature for iPhone X is FaceID. The new iPhone X comes with a feature that lets users unlock it using facial recognition technology and replaces TouchID (there’s no fingerprint reader on the iPhone X). The highly advanced phone uses a TrueDepth system on the front camera, along with a dual-core Neural Engine for real-time facial recognition that can analyze 30,000 points on your face. This feature is supposed to recognize your face no matter whether you’re wearing a hat, glasses, or growing a beard. The system is much more secure than TouchID, with a failure rate of 1,000,000 to 1 (fingerprints are good for 50,000:1).

iPhone X offers stunning 4K video recording at 60FPS

iPhone X offers stunning 4K video recording at 60FPS

Augmented reality

Apple’s new iPhone 8 series and iPhone X smartphones are intended to bring augmented reality technology to the masses. As Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller puts it “the first iPhone really created for augmented reality, and the first smartphone as well”. Augmented reality is technology that uses a phone or tablet’s camera to put virtual images on top of real-life visuals.

Apple seems to be betting for Augmented Reality with these new series of phones instead of Virtual Reality like many of their their competitors.

There is no doubt that the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X will be some of the most advanced phones when they come out on November. The Apple iPhone X will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage versions, and as expected, it won’t be cheap. Prices range from $1000 for the 64GB model and $1,149 for the 256GB edition.

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