Thursday, September 14, 2017

IPhone X: 10 things to know, Price in Nigeria

IPhone X

Apple on Tuesday, unveiled the IPhone X along side the IPhone 8 and 8 plus. Before we take a look at the specifications of this phone, here are 10 things to know about this smartphone.

10 Things to Know about the Apple IPhone X

1. 10 Not X

The X represents the Roman numeral 10. The phone is called IPhone "Ten"

2. All Glass Design

The iPhone X is all glass. It has glass on both the front and rear. You shouldn't be afraid that the glass will break because Apple promises it's the most durable glass ever used on a phone.

3. Bezeless Edge to Edge Display

The iPhone X is all screen. The 5.8 inch screen lacks bezels. All you will see on the front is the display except for the small space at the top which houses the front camera.

4. There is No Home Button

You will not find a home button on this phone. The question is how do you go home?

You can go to the home screen with the aid of gestures. Swiping up from the bottom of the phone will take you to the home screen.

5. Face ID not Fingerprint ID

Apple has done away with the fingerprint ID. Face ID is what will let you unlock your device. A new true depth front facing camera will accurately track your face and unlock the phone whenever you look at it.

6. A new Cool Animoji

Have you ever wanted to send animated emojis with your facial expressions and voice? Animoji is here. Choose your preferred Animoji and laugh smile growl and the Emoji will do thesame. It follows your facial expression and records your voice at the same time. You can then send this Animated emojis to friends.

7. Longer Battery Life 

Apple claims that the Battery of the iPhone X lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7.
You can talk more and browse longer.

8. Support for Wireless Charging 

Forget the wires. The iPhone X supports wireless charging. It has a Qi charging core that makes it support wireless chargers.

It also supports fast charging when you go for cable charging. You get 50% charge in 30 minutes.

9. Only Two colours 
You can only get this device in Space Grey or Silver.

10. It is Expensive

This should not be surprising. The iPhone X is the most pricey iPhone. It will be sold at $999. Almost a thousand dollars. That about 361,000 Nigerian naira.

It will be available for pre-order on October 27 unlike the iPhone 8 which will be released this month.

Find the full specifications of this phone below.

IPhone X Specifications 

Wireless Technology and Software

  • 2G: GSM/EdGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700/2100 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE frequency bands + VoLTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30 / 66 / TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • OS: iOS 11

Design

  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 174 g
  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 PPI) OLED (Super Retina Display)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, FaceID, Ambient Light, Gyro, Barometer, Geomagnetic, Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass
  • Build: Series 7000 Aluminium frame + Glass back. IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Hexa-core
  • Processor Name: A11 Bionic with Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
  • Graphics Processor: Triple-Core
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: None

Camera

  • Rear: Dual 12 megapixels, wide-angle f/1.8 + telephoto f/2.4, optical image stabilization, Quad LED flash
  • Video recording: 4K @ 60fps
  • Front-facing: 7 megapixels, f/2.0, TrueDepth

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: v3.0, Lightning Connector
  • Miscellaneous: Apple Pay

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Quick Charge. Qi Wireless Charging
  • Battery: Non-removable
  • Launch Date: September 12, 2017
  • Availability: November 3, 2017
  • Phone Price: From $999

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