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iPhone Xs : Features, Specifications & first impression

Apple released its new iPhone variants and other products like the Apple Watch 4 on Thursday. The iPhone Xs is the most awaited device from the launch event.

The new iPhone is an upgrade to the iPhone X, whose manufacturing most probably will be discontinued, to make way for the new models in the market.

Processor

The iPhone Xs runs on Apple’s latest A12 bionic chip. It is said to make the phone function 15 percent faster than its predecessor. Apple claims that it will be ‘up to 50 percent more efficient’, all thanks to the four cores. The device also boasts a 50 percent faster GPU, which is complemented by the eight-core Neural Engine, which is responsible for all the AI activities.

Camera

iPhone Xs at the back has a 12MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture. With the new RGB,IR and Dot sensors, the camera is capable of capturing images in Smart HDR i.e more dynamic images. More features and specs include

  • 10x digital zoom and 2x optical zoom
  • Image resolution of 4000×3000 pixels
  • Video recording at 1920 x 1080 p, 30 fps
  • Retina and auto flash
  • BSI sensor
  • 7MP front camera

Improved Face ID and its TrueDepth camera system is something to look out for

 

Dual Sim Support

Apple has finally given its users one thing they longed for the most. A dual sim capable of supporting two phone lines and plans. The two sim slots are nanoSIM and eSIM respectively, which will make life a lot easier for Apple users. The phone, however, won’t support 5G network services.

 

Physical features and display

The iPhone Xs display is 5.6in tall and 2.8 in wide, which makes it a perfect fit for smaller hands. It weighs a reasonable 177 grams, being the lightest of its companion phones. It comes in 64GB,128GB and 256GB storage variants. These iPhones might also be the last version which has 3D touch, with rumors saying that Apple might ditch it. The phone is IP68 water and dust proof and comes in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey colors.

 

Sensors and other special features

The new iPhone Xs has the majority of the sensors that other phones in this flagship have. It includes a light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.

 

Launch Date

People can pre-order the iPhone Xs starting from September 14th and can expect the delivery on 21st, i.e after one week. Moreover, people who intend to wait for these phones to hit the shelves will have to wait until the end of this month.

 

People who wish to carry a phone that has a fantastic camera and is manageable in one hand should opt for the iPhone Xs.