Apple Inc. has launched the iPhone XS at its launch event. The XS continues to come with iPhone X’s design with a number of refinements.
The new iPhone XS has been launched in three color variants: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, and is also IP68 rated for usage under water.
It starts at $999, and comes in three variants of 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Orders for the iPhone XS will start on September 14, and the phone goes live on September 21. In India, the phone will start at Rs 99,900, and will go on sale from September 28.
The iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch SuperRetina OLED display which supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 for better color reproduction and boasts of 60% greater dynamic range than the last-gen OLED panel.
The phone is powered by the A12 Bionic chip that’s built on the 7nm process. It’s a 6-core chip, with 2 high-power cores, and 4 high-efficiency cores. It also includes a dedicated neural network processing chip, as well as a quad-core GPU, which Apple called the industry’s most advanced mobile graphics solution.
In terms of optics, the new iPhone XS comes with a 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.4) dual rear camera, along with a 7MP front camera. The setup seems similar to the iPhone X, but according to Apple, the cameras are improved in terms of quality and can produce a better color reproduction then latter thanks to the AI-based processing.
The iPhone XS features Smart HDR and it promises to dramatically improve the range of light captured in a photo, thanks to multiple shots at various exposures as well as neural network processing.
Apple says that the neural network chip in the iPhone XS delivers a better Portrait mode experience, and users can also change the background blur intensity in pictures.
The new iPhone XS also has a better battery than the iPhone X and can last up to 30 minutes longer. Well it seems normal but yes, it does. There’s also an eSIM in the new iPhone that will enable dual SIM capabilities in the new iPhone XS. Finally!