Apple added a new flagship model, dubbed iPhone X, to its smartphone lineup on Tuesday. The new 5.8-inch model sports an OLED screen, Face ID instead of Touch ID, and inductive charging support.
The iPhone 8’s OLED display includes True Tone color correction, like the iPad Pro. since it covers the phone’s front surface the physical Home button has been replaced with a an on-screen software version.
Face ID and TrueDepth Camera
Touch ID has been replaced with facial recognition, called Face ID, for unlocking the phone as well as authentication for Apple Pay and other purchases. The system utilizes a built-in infrared camera called TrueDepth to map and detect your face, regardless of glasses, hair, hats, etc. Like Touch ID, it is built around Apple’s Secure Enclave to keep facial data safe and secure.
Apple announced Animoji, or animated emojis that use the TrueDepth camera to map your facial expression to an animated emoji.
Wireless Charging with Qi
The iPhone X includes inductive, or wireless charging, support so users can recharge their phone battery by setting the device on a special pad instead of plugging in a cable. The company said it was using the already-established Qi platform for its wireless charging.
The phone’s body is reminiscent of the iPhone 4 with a glass front and back, plus a metal band running around the edge.
iPhone X Camera
Apple said that the TrueDepth camera can be used to take selfies in Portrait mode. The rear camera features a 12 megapixel sensor and Slow Sync flash.
iPhone X Battery Life
iPhone X has two hours more battery life than iPhone 7, suggesting Apple listened to us that we want battery over thin.
iPhone X Processor
Like iPhone 8, iPhone X is powered by the new A11 processor that is 25% faster than the A10 in 2-core mode and 75% faster in 4-core mode.
iPhone X will ship with iOS 11 pre-installed and ship on November 3rd. Customers can preorder October 27th. It will be priced at US$999 for a 64GB model. Apple didn’t announce pricing for a 256GB model.