Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: wireless charging, a powerful processor, and an improved camera
Every year, Apple conducts an autumn presentation, which presents new branded gadgets. The event of 2017 is timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and has become unique in terms of the number of devices presented. During the presentation showed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Novelties became the heirs of last year’s “Seven”, but the manufacturer broke the tradition and missed the indices 7S and 7S Plus. In addition, Apple has prepared significant changes in the design and “stuffing” devices.
The new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are released in a body with a frame made of aviation aluminum and a glass back panel reinforced with a steel backing. At the bottom of the device are stereo speakers that produce a 25% louder sound than the iPhone 7. The material of the panel was chosen not by accident – thanks to this devays support wireless charging according to the Qi standard. In addition, Apple managed to keep the smartphones resistant to water and dust. Users will be available in the usual silver and dark gray colors, as well as a new copper-gold color version with white glass.
Like its predecessors, Apple iPhone 8 is equipped with a 4.7-inch display, and the iPhone 8 Plus received a 5.5-inch matrix. Both screens are made in accordance with the Retina standard and support TrueTone technology for adapting colors depending on the external lighting.
Inside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the new Apple A11 Bionic chipset. The company promises that two high-performance processor cores by 25% bypass those in last year’s smartphone generation, and the performance of the video accelerator and energy-saving cores grew by 75%. Interestingly, now Apple uses proprietary graphics integrated with the chipset. To process images from the camera and work augmented reality, Apple A11 uses a dedicated ISP-chip, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE Advanced modules are responsible for communicating with the network.
On the back of the iPhone 8 is a 12-megapixel camera with aperture f / 1.8. Plus-version boasts an additional module with aperture f / 2.8 and Portrait Lightning mode, which removes portraits with the replacement of the background.
Another feature of the new iPhone – the ability to record video at a resolution of 4K at a rate of 60 frames per second and slow-motion movies with a resolution of 1080p at 240 frames per second. In this case, both cameras are equipped with optical stabilization. Recall, before this option was available only on the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple paid special attention to AR-technologies: the new iPhone supports augmented reality and the engine Metal 2. Soon the partners of the Cupertino company will release the first games based on the presented technologies.
Specifications iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:
- 4.7-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1334×750 pixels, 1400: 1 contrast ratio, TrueTone technology (iPhone 8) or 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, 1300: 1 contrast ratio, TrueTone technology (iPhone 8 Plus) ;
- A11 Bionic chipset with M11 coprocessor;
- 12-megapixel main camera with aperture f / 1.8;
- additional camera with telephoto lens with aperture f / 2.8 (only for iPhone 8 Plus);
- 7-megapixel front camera with aperture f / 2.2;
- protection against water and dust according to IP67;
- fingerprint reader Touch ID;
- support wireless charging Qi;
- Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (iPhone 8), 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (iPhone 8 Plus);
- weight: 148 grams (iPhone 8), 202 grams (iPhone 8 Plus);
- iOS 11.
iPhone 8 and 8 plus Price
Apple will sell the iPhone 8 with 32, 64 and 256 GB of internal memory at a price starting at $ 699. The 5.5-inch model will be available in options with 64 and 256 GB storage with a price tag of $ 799. Sales of new products will begin on September 22. In Russia, the prices for the iPhone 8 start from 56,990 rubles for a 64-gigabyte version and 68,990 rubles for 256 GB. iPhone 8 Plus will cost 64,990 rubles per model with 64 GB of storage, 478740.63 Naira – for a smartphone with 256 GB of memory.