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Apple iPhone X India sale date, specifications, features, price and more

Apple announced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X at an event in Cupertino on Tuesday. The iPhone 8 series is a new iteration of its popular range, while the iPhone X is a flamboyant new design with an unprecedented pricing. iPhone X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It's the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers a glimpse at what the iPhone might become when the world no longer wants smartphones. Of course, you probably won't buy one. Even if you can afford the super high price. But i am sure there are many such who are eagerly waiting to put their hands first on this.

If you're wondering why this iPhone is called the X, let us explain. The iPhone X is actually pronounced iPhone 10. That's because 2017 is 10 years after the very first iPhone launched at Macworld Expo in 2007. So this is a sort of special, celebratory anniversary iPhone.

Price & Availability:
I am still wondering that is this the first phone to reach the 1-lakh price when it is launched? Well, the answer to this is YES. The cost for the iPhone X 256GB variant can be around Rs. 1,02,00 in India. Whereas, the 64 GB variant can cost upto Rs. 89,000. Of course, for this price, Apple is giving fans several new features never seen before on iPhones, such as the bezel-less display, OLED panel, Face ID facial recognition system, and wireless charging, among others. Even the iPhone 7 Plus which was launched last year was ranging around Rs. 72,000. You really to invest this amount in iPhone X? Think twice, or may be thrice.

While iPhone 8 models will be available in India from September 29, those looking forward to the iPhone X release will have to wait till November 3. Pre-orders, however, in the country will start on October 27. This means that iPhone fans will miss the festive season. Diwali would be a time where chances will be higher of selling it. iPhone X is actually going on sale across the world for the first time on November 3. In other words, for the first time India is among the countries where a new iPhone will go on sale in the first wave.

The iPhone X is powered by an A11 Bionic chip. It has a six-core CPU design which Apple claims is the smartest and most powerful ever seen in a smartphone. It works with the Apple-designed GPU, which has three cores and is capable of powering AR at 60fps, as well as enabling new machine learning and 3D games. It's set to be available with storage of 64GB or 256GB, but there's no microSD card slot (as with all of Apple's iPhones) so you'll need to choose wisely when you buy.

Apple iPhone X flaunts a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen with Super Retina Display features a resolution of 2436×1125 pixels, and a density of 458ppi. Under the hood is an A11 Bionic 64-bit chipset paired with an M11 motion coprocessor. For photography, there is a dual-camera setup at the back. This setup includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle snapper, and a 12-megapixel telephoto snapper and 7-megapixel selfie camera. With an edge-to-edge display, there is no place for a physical home button. So in place of Touch ID, Apple has now opted for a new method of biometric authentication called Face ID.

Almost everything about the iPhone X's design was leaked ahead of its launch, but while it's not much of a surprise it's still pretty awesome. It's made with glass and stainless steel, and is available in Silver or Space Grey. Apple claims that the glass used in the iPhone X is the most durable glass to ever appear in a smartphone.

It's water and dust resistant just like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were, too.

Edge-to-edge OLED display:
First of all, the X looks like no other phone. It doesn't even look like an iPhone. On the front, it's screen head to foot, save for a small trapezoidal notch taken out of the top where Apple put selfie cameras and sensors. Otherwise, the bezel around the edge of the phone has been whittled to near-nonexistence and the home button disappeared—all screen and nothing else.

The iPhone X looks stunning, with an OLED display that stretches across the entire front of the phone for an edge-to-edge finish. Apple has called the display Super Retina, and it is 5.8in diagonally.

The screen has a million-to-one contrast ratio and wide colour support, and there's also HDR that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. It's finally a display that'll be able to compete with rivals from the likes of Samsung and LG. Expect to be blown away by it. True Tone for the display itself means that it will adjust the white balance to match the surrounding light, too.

No more Home button:
In order to make an edge-to-edge display, Apple has done away with the Home button on the iPhone X. iOS 11 has been redesigned to replace to Home button's functions. You'll now raise to wake the iPhone X, or tap the display. And to go back to the Home screen, you just swipe up from the bottom. Swiping up and pausing before letting go will open the multitasking screen, and pressing and holding the side button will launch Siri (as will saying Hey, Siri as usual).

Face ID:
To unlock the iPhone X, you can use the new Face ID feature. You can register your face with the iPhone X so that it automatically unlocks when you look at it. We've seen this before in phones such as the Galaxy S8, but Apple says its face unlock uses 3-D imagery that's even more secure. It says the new tech can't be fooled by even a professionally made mask of your face, and is more secure than fingerprint locks.

Interestingly, Face ID means that there's no Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Apple says that Face ID is much easier and safer, with a one in a million chance of someone being able to access your phone, rather than one in 50,000 for the Touch ID. Everything that Touch ID did is now done by Face ID, including Apple Pay and access to secure apps.

A fun touch are new Animoji, which let you make emoji come to life with your own expressions. You'll then be able to send Animoji you create to your friends and family via iMessage.

Dual Lens Camera:
On the rear of the iPhone X is a dual-lens set-up, with both lenses 12Mp and both offer optical image stabilisation. One has an aperture of f/1.8, and the other f/2.4. It's paired with a new quad LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync, which is designed to offer a more natural light.

On the front of the phone is the 7Mp TrueDepth camera that Apple has developed for Face ID but will also help capture great selfies. The TrueDepth camera is made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator for advanced face mapping.

Apple claims that the new camera in the iPhone X is capable of capturing the highest quality video ever from a smartphone. It has improved video stablisation, offers 4K up to 60fps and there's 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. iPhone X also has a new Apple-designed image signal processor (ISP) for more “advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus in low light and better HDR photos,” says the company. The ISP can also do real-time lighting estimation.

The camera is also geared for the AR experience, which will be a big part of iOS 11. Apple says both the cameras are “individually calibrated, with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking.” In AR games, where accurate motion tracking is required, all of this will help, claims Apple. Once again, the A11 Bionic CPU will step in to deal with “world tracking, scene recognition,” etc for AR.

Apple’s iPhone X also has the Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras. The Portrait Lighting mode is still in beta and allows users to add studio lighting effects to iPhone pictures in Portrait mode.

This ties in to facial recognition but is fun enough that it deserves its own spot on the list. Apple developed new "Animoji" that allow you to create short clips of your own emotions and send them off as emojis to friends and family. Maybe you'll make a silly face with the pig emoji, for example: Apple's facial recognition tech will help the emoji resemble the exact expressions you're making.

Battery and Wireless Charging:
Apple claims the battery on the iPhone X will last 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7. So yes, once again Apple has not given an exact number and iPhone is not really known for a strong battery life. Just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the X also supports Qi wireless charging.

The iPhone X can charge wirelessly, and Apple has made a new charging mat which has room for the Apple Watch Series 3 and your AirPods, too. Apple calls this charging mat AirPower, and it'll be launching in 2018. If you don't want Apple's charging mat, others that work with Qi will be compatible with the iPhone X.

Let me know your view on this phone. Also, do comment below if you are really interested in buying the iPhone X and which variant.


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