Apple iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max are official: specs, price, and availability

iPhone XS 2018

Today at Steve Jobs Theatre, Apple has introduced three new iPhones. This will mark the second consecutive year when Apple announced three new iPhones at a time. The new phones would be called iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. Looking over the weird nomenclature, Apple had a lot to showcase at the event, despite most of the information being leaked ahead of the launch event today.

Now if you want to take a look at the new iPhones specifications, price, and availability dates, then you must read this complete article below.

The price goes like this: $749, $999, and $1099 for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, respectively. It will be available in India starting September 28. Read below to learn further about the Indian availability and official price of the new iPhones. 

Apple iPhone XR Specs, Price and Availability 

The regular iPhone is getting a name change and it isn’t pretty. Skipping the iPhone 9, the new regular iPhone would be called iPhone Xr. This will pack a large 6.1-inch liquid retna display with the notch design. The aspect ratio of this display is at 19.5:9 and it offers a 1792 x 828-pixel resolution display. In case you’re wondering about the pixel density, well, it’s over 400 ppi. The display is claimed to be scratch-resistant and will come with oleophobic coating. This will be an LCD panel, unlike other two iPhone models. But it doesn’t miss out on all the fun features including haptic Touch, true-tone and all.

Talking about the internals, the new iPhone XR will be running on Apple’s latest and greatest A12 Bionic 7nm processor. And it will be supported by a four-core GPU. Running on the latest iOS 12 build, it shall offer the latest iOS experience. The internal storage options include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Moving to the camera department, it packs a single 12MP lens with f/1.8 aperture size. Plus, it will have a support of PDAF, OIS, and HDR technologies. On the front, it will have a 7MP resolution camera for selfies, and FaceTime calls. There is a dual LED dual-tone flash support as well during low light shots.

So, Apple has removed the iconic physical home screen button and have gone full bezel-less, even for the regular iPhone model this year. The Face ID as you first saw on the iPhone X will be taking over the security department. As far a the connectivity options are concerned, it will be packing support for Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB 2.0 proprietary reversible port. This iPhone will be coming with wireless charging, this year, all iPhones will be supporting this feature. Talking about the battery department, there will be a support of fast battery charging.

Note that the Apple iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red starting at Rs 76,900. The availability is for Apple authorized resellers in the country. 

Apple iPhone XS Specs, Price and Availability 

iPhone XS and XS Max

If you loved the iPhone X, then this is the iPhone of 2018 you should be keeping your eyes for availability. It comes with 5.8-inch OLED Super retina display at 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen resolution is the same as the above model, though, which is at 2436 x 1125 pixels. This will have a support of Dolby Vision and would be HDR10 compliant. It will offer a wider colour gamut compared to regular iPhone Xr.

Talking about the processor, it will have Apple’s latest A12 Bionic 7nm chipset powering the brain of this phone. It will be running the latest iOS 12 builds. The RAM on this one is believed to be at 4GB. While talking about the storage, it will retail in three options; 64GB, 256, and 512GB. The highlight of this phone is its rear camera setup, which is dual in nature.

Both of the sensors sports are of 12MP resolution, but they’re differentiated by aperture size; f/1.8 and f/2.4. And of Course, it will have a support of OIS, PDAF, 2x Optical zoom, and HDR feature. Further, the rear camera is supported by a quad-LED dual-tone flash. The selfie lens is of 7MP resolution with f/2.2 aperture size. Talking about the camera features, Apple has introduced a new ISP, which works with the neural engine to offer best-in-class photos. The company also teased its new Smart HDR feature.

For all the security reasons, it will have a Face ID support. The battery capacity of this iPhone is believed to be at 2716 mAh, which will be aided by fast charging and wireless charging support. The most significant change is the dual-SIM introduction and it calls its dual SIM dual Standby technology, DSDS, it also supports the eSIM. 

Apple iPhone XS Max Specs, Price and Availability 

The primary difference between iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS is the display size and battery. If you’re looking for a larger iPhone this year for some reason, as well as a big battery, then you could take a look at this iPhone model. The camera capability, processor, security, and connectivity features are the same as you saw on the iPhone Xs above.

Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max

There is a large 6.5-inch OLED display which comes with a 2688 x 1242 pixel resolution offering a pixel density of above 450 ppi. The aspect ratio is at 19:5:9 aspect ratio with the notch display design. The battery capacity is at 3300mAh capacity, which claims to offer a day’s charging.

As far as the Indian price and availability are concerned, the new Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space grey, silver, and a new gold finish starting at Rs 99,900 and Rs 109,900, respectively. These new iPhones would be available through Apple authorised resellers in India.

In case you’re wondering about the countries list where the new iPhone would be available. Well, here you go, below.

Pre-order available in these countries starting September 14, while shipping starts on 21st September. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

Starting September 28, these countries Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and South Africa can purchase new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Apart from these specifications and features that we have mentioned here, new Apple iPhones brings a lot to the table. We will bring you more stories on the new iPhones once we analyse the features. Until then, stay tuned to Mr. Phone.

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