Apple has unveiled its latest smartphones and the successor of the last year iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, called Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If we are talking about Apple tradition of adding “s” to their names, these would be called the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. But this time, Apple new iPhone devices come with a new name the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Design
The new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones look like the last year iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively. But there is the major change, new iPhones come with a sleek all-glass back penal. It looks like the company back to its former design. The fingerprint smudges will be visible on the back glass panel especially in space gray color variant compared to the other variants.
Becuase of the new design, there are few changes in the both devices weight and size. The body dimensions of the iPhone 8 are 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and weighs 148g while the iPhone 8 Plus body dimensions are 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm and weighs 202g.
There is no headphone jack port in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, just like the last year iPhones. They have same camera design and place like their predecessor. Those also have same IP67 rating dust- and splash-resistant. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in three color, Silver, Gold and Space Gray.
There are no changes in the new iPhones display size, the iPhone 8 comes with 4.7-inch display with a 1334 x 7500 pixels of resolution while the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a bigger 5.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution. Both the new iPhone models have 3D Touch feature. But both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8Plus come with True Tone Technology screen panel, used in the latest Apple iPad models. It will adjust the white balance and color balance automatically according to the user’s surroundings with the help of an ambient sensor.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cameras
Another category where the new iPhones improve upon their last year iPhone 7 series models are the cameras. The iPhone 8 comes with the single rear camera while the bigger iPhone 8 Plus has dual rear cameras setup.
The iPhone 8 features a 12-megapixel camera on the back side with f/1.8 aperture and digital zoom. While the iPhone 8 Plus comes with dual 12-megapixel cameras, one comes with wide-angle lens and f/1.8 aperture and another comes with 2x zoom lens. The company said a the launching event, the camera sensors on both devices are brand-new. Which means they will perform better in low light conditions.
There is also an improvement in camera app as well, they also come with a Portrait mode feature with the so-called Portrait Lighting. You can shoot 4K videos at 60 fps, 1080p at 60 fps and also you can record slow motion videos at 240fps from both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8Plus cameras.
They come with 7-megapixels camera on the front side with a f/2.2 aperture with retina flash for selfies and video calling.
Processor and Memory
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by the company’s new Apple A11 Bionic chipset under the hood. The company claims that the Hexa-core A11 Bionics chipset is the most powerful chip “ever in a smartphone.” The four cores of the chip are 70% faster than the last year A10 Fusion chipset and two high-power cores are 25% faster. It also comes with new tri-core GPU which is 30 % faster than its predecessor. The new Tri-core GPU is especially for new AR games and console-style 3D games.
The new iPhones will have either 2 or 3 GB of RAM for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus respectively, with latest Apple A11 Bionic chipset. The new iPhone models will be available in 64 GB and 256 GB internal storage option.
Apple AirPower Mat
There is one new feature added in the new iPhone smartphones, called wireless charging. Becuase of this feature, Apple return to the Glass design. The company said that it would launch its wireless charging pad, called AirPower Mat. Apple AirPower Mat will be launched in next year and it can charge not only the phones but also the Apple Watch and AirPods.
There is no information about the battery capacity of the both phones. But on the Apple’s official website, it says they last “about the same” as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Which means the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be packed with 1960 mAh and 2900 mAh battery capacity inside the body, respectively.
Apple iOS 11
With the new iPhone device, there is also new iOS operating system version. In the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will run on iOS 11 operating system out of the box. Most of the iOS 11 features are not made for the new iPhone smartphones. But you will find some new and impressive features on the new iPhone smartphones.
Price and Release date
The Apple iPhone 8 64 GB internal storage model will be available at $699 price tag, while the 256 GB internal storage iPhone 8 model will be available at $849. The 64 GB internal storage iPhone 8 Plus model will be available in the market at $799 price tag, while the iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB internal storage model will available in the market at $ 949 price tag.
The new iPhones will be available in the market in three color options, Gold, Silver and Space Gray. You can pre-order any of them smartphone from September 15, Friday and they will be available on September 22, Wednesday.