The iPhone X is finally real. End the rumors.
We probably already know everything about the smartphone. The iPhone X is a 5.8-inch smartphone with an OLED display that extends over its entire front side. There is just a little space on top that houses the speaker, sensors and the selfie camera. According to the Apple, the device has the Super Retina display.
There is no home button on the iPhone X. Apple has replaced the button with an upward swipe from the bottom of the phone, and the company has also moved away from fingerprint authentication.
For authentication and security, the iPhone X features Face ID and does what the name suggests: it unlocks the phone by recognizing the face. It combines an IR system with the front camera and a flood illuminator that beams a light at user’s face to help recognizing it even in the dark.
Face ID, according to Apple, is more secure than Touch ID. The company claims a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of some other person being able to look at your phone and unlock it through Face ID. Company further revealed that the facial authentication will also work with Apple Pay and all third-party apps that already supported Touch ID.
As far as cameras are concerned, the iPhone X features two 12MP sensors, including the Portrait Lighting on the front-facing camera. And there is one new cool feature as well, the Portrait Mode now works with the front-facing camera as well.
Users won’t have to worry about the battery of iPhone X, as Apple claims the phone has two hours of additional battery life than the iPhone 7.
The iPhone X comes in two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. It has a price tag of $999. While the pre-orders open on October 27, and the device starts shipping November 3.
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