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iPhone X Features and Price

After months of rumors, Apple today unveiled the iPhone X to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. Technically, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the successors to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from last year, with the iPhone X being a third new model in Apple’s iPhone lineup this year.

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pack in a number of new features, it is with the iPhone X that Apple has gone all out. The handset packs a number of cutting edge technology that we will only see other smartphones adopt over the next one year.


The iPhone X is made entirely from glass with a stainless steel chassis sandwiched in between. The chassis has cutouts at the top and bottom to ensure that antennagate is not repeated with the handset. The use of glass and steel will help make the iPhone X feel more premium than the iPhone 7 from last year. Similar to the iPhone 8, the glass on the iPhone X has been reinforced further and Apple claims it is the most durable glass ever used on a smartphone.

However, more than the build quality, its the front design of the iPhone X which is going to win people over. Featuring a bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED display, Apple has taken a unique notch display design approach with the iPhone X. While we have seen plenty of smartphones with a bezel-less front, the iPhone X has a notch between the display at the to accommodate various sensors.

Impressively, despite such a huge reduction in bezel space, Apple has managed to continue offering stereo speakers on the iPhone X. Like the iPhone 7, the earpiece on the top of the iPhone X acts as a tweeter and a secondary speaker when the phone is switched to landscape mode with the primary speaker located at the bottom of the device.

Like the iPhone 7 before it, the iPhone X continues to be dust and water-resistant. Apple has improved its IP certification this time around though by bumping the IP certification to IP68.

The iPhone X will be available in Space Gray and Silver colors.


The iPhone X is all about its 5.8-inch OLED display at the front. Featuring a resolution of 1125 x 2436 and a 458 ppi, the bezel-less design at the front gives the X a very futuristic look. OLED panels are more power efficient, have better contrast ratio and saturation, and are overall just more pleasing to look at when compared to traditional LCD displays.

As if the switch to an OLED panel was not already enough, Apple is also debuting its True Tone display technology on the iPhone X. First seen on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the OLED display will automatically change its color saturation and white point depending on the ambient lighting to reduce eye strain and improve readability.

The display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision and has 1000:1 contrast ratio. It also features 3D Touch as seen on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7. The display also supports tap to wake which can be used to wake the device up.

A11 Chip and Storage

The iPhone X features a custom 6-core chip designed by Apple. Unlike the A10 Fusion chip before it, all the six cores on the A11 chip can be individually addressed by apps and the OS. Out of the six cores, four are low-power ‘Mistral’ cores while the other two are high-power ‘Monsoon’ cores. Apple’s A-series chips have always had benchmark busting performance and the A11 chip this year is no different. Based on the 10nm fabrication process, Apple says the chip is 25 percent faster than its A10 chip and up to 70 percent faster in multi-threaded workloads. The chip also makes use of a custom Apple designed GPU which is 30 percent faster than the GPU inside the A10 chip. Impressively, Apple says the chip is up to 50 percent more power efficient as well.

As for RAM, the iPhone X comes with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities.

Face ID

Touch ID is dead — at least for this year. The iPhone X comes with a brand new type of biometric authentication: Face ID. The handset comes with an array of sensors hidden inside the notch at the front which helps capture depth information about a user’s face for Face ID. Since Apple is also capturing depth information here, the system cannot be easily fooled as seen on many other Android devices.

Apart from using Face ID for unlocking the device, the iPhone X also uses it for authorizing Apple Pay transactions, App Store purchases, and auto-filling in key details in Safari.


The iPhone X features a dual-camera setup similar to the iPhone 7 Plus from last year. However, Apple has reworked the entire camera system which is why it is now placed vertically instead of horizontally. Both cameras at the rear continue to feature a 12MP resolution, with the primary sensor being paired with an f/1.8 lens and OIS. The secondary telephoto shooter is paired with an f/2.6 aperture lens and continues to offer 2x optical zoom.

Thanks to the beefier A11 chip and upgraded camera hardware, the iPhone X can record videos in 4K resolution at 60fps — the first smartphone in the world