iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Features, Specifications ,Price and Release Date : Everything You Need to Know

The rumours of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are just rumours. Apple has finally announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in its AppleEvent at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Looking at the display of the two phones, there is nothing new; it just looks like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. However, the two updated versions boast faster processor, True Tone display and upgraded cameras.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Features & Specifications

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Features and Specifications

For the first time, Apple has introduced wireless charging technology in its smartphones. The two phones will support Qi wireless charging (Samsung has already achieved this feat).

Experts are very quick to criticize Apple’s snail pace to introduce new design to its flagship smartphones. The latest models still look like Apple’s first foray into long-sized smartphones, i.e. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

However, Apple believes in introducing subtle changes that can be viewed only by discerning consumers. And this time, the change comes in glass back. This change is introduced to enable inductive wireless charging. Had it been aluminium shell of old models, wireless charging would still be a distant dream for Apple. The brand has continued its enmity with 3.5mm headphone jack (this bad feeling was developed at the time of iPhone 7).

In the absence of 3.5mm headphone jack, users would like to enjoy wireless charging as they can connect their wired headphones in the free lightning port. Wireless charging is not a miracle in Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; simply put your phone on a charging pad, and it will charge. The widely used Qi charging standard is employed by Apple, and it is good news for people who have already purchased wireless chargers.

True Tone technology is already used by Apple in its iPad Pro 10.5”. The major benefit of this technology is that it automatically adjusts the screen based on the surrounding light in your room to give more accurate colours.

Apple has done some hard work in its processor; in its iPhone 7, we have experienced A10 Fusion, and now you can use A11 Bionic, which is a six-cord chip with two performance cores. This technology gives you 25% faster performance than A10. Users will appreciate GPU designed by Apple; this will give 30% faster performance.

About the camera, Apple has installed 12MP sensor on its iPhone 8; this will provide larger, faster and optical image stabilization. In its iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has put new sensors and has f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures. Check the Portrait Lighting in the dual camera on iPhone 8 Plus; this feature adjusts the lighting for portrait shots. These improvements will be applicable to video also. It is claimed by Phil Schiller that latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have the “highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone” with support for 4K/60fps video. In capturing slow motion videos, you will be surprised by its 1080p resolution at 240fps (this is double of iPhone 7’s 120fps option).

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are proudly designed for augmented reality, it is claimed by Apple. The cameras are calibrated for AR along with a new gyroscope and accelerometer for better motion tracking.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Specs:

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 12, September 2017 12, September 2017
Release 22 September 2017 22 September 2017
BODY Dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)
Weight 148 g (5.22 oz) 202 g (7.13 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
– IP68 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
– IP68 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.5 inches (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)  1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multi Touch Yes  Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating  Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
 – Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
– True-tone display
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
– True-tone display
PLATFORM  OS  iOS 11  iOS 11
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic  Apple A11 Bionic
 CPU Hexa-core  Hexa-core
MEMORY Card slot No  No
Internal 64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM  64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
 CAMERA  Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash  Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
 Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) 1/3″ sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6″ sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
 Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps  2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
 Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama  7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUND  Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones  Vibration, proprietary ringtones
 Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers  Yes, with stereo speakers
 3.5mm jack No No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
 WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
 Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE  5.0, A2DP, LE
 GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
 NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)  Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No  No
USB 2.0, reversible connector  3.0, reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email  iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)  HTML5 (Safari)
Java No No
 – Fast battery charging
– Wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
-MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
 – Fast battery charging
– Wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
Battery  Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G) Up to 21 h (3G)
Music Play Up to 40 h Up to 60 h
Colors Silver, Space Gray, Gold Gold, Space Gray, Silver

Price:

iPhone 8 is available at $699 for 64GB (approximately £527 or AU$870); if you want to go for 256GB in iPhone 8, you have to pay $849.

In India, iPhone 8 will cost you ₹64,000 MRP for 64GB storage capacity and ₹77,000 MRP for 256GB storage capacity.

For iPhone 8 Plus, you need to pay $799 for 64GB models (approximately £602 or AU$994); and for 256GB models, prices are $949.

If you want to go for iPhone 8 Plus, you are required to pay ₹73,000 MRP for 64GB Storage and ₹86,000 MRP for 256GB storage.

Release Date:

You can pre-order both models from September 15 and the release date is September 22.

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