For the couples of months, we were getting numbers of rumors and leaks about the iPhones for 2017. At last, Apple launched its iPhones for 2017 named as iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. For this year, there are no iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus smartphones.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm in dimensions and 148 grams in weight while iPhone 8 plus measures 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm in dimensions and 148 grams in weight 202 grams in weight. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus looks similar to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but comes with a glass body. For the first time after iPhone 4s, the iPhones will be coming with glass back body. The new iPhones sports Aerospace-grade Aluminium with 7-layer color process. These two new iPhones comes in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey color options.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch upgraded Retina HD displays. These displays support Apple’s True Tone technology which is commonly found on Apple iPads. By the help of True Tone technology, the color temperature of the display can be automatically adjusted based on surroundings.
Under the hood, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have a 64-bit Apple’s new A11 Bionic six-core CPU coupled with in-house GPU and M11 motion coprocessor. This new CPU consists of two high-performance cores, which are 25 percent faster than the A10 cores and four power-efficient cores, which are 70 percent efficient than the A10. The smartphones are also equipped with stereo speakers placed on the top and bottom of the device to deliver a surround sound like output.
The iPhone 8 has a single 12MP rear camera with OIS and quad LED flash. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 Plus has dual 12MP rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and quad LED. On the front is a FaceTime HD camera featuring 7MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, Retina flash, and auto image stabilization. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus still sports Touch ID or have a fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 8 is mentioned to give 14 hours of talk time and the bigger iPhone 8 Plus offers up to 21 hours of talk time.
Both these devices support fast charging and wireless charging, but not takes the same time to fully charge the battery. Just like their previous generation, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are water and dust resistant. The new iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus comes with 64GB and 256GB storage options.
Price and Availability
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus pricing starts from $699 and $799 respectively. The pre-orders for both the iPhones begin on September 15th and will go on sale starting September 22nd.