As described by Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO), iPhone XS is the most advanced phone of the iPhone flagship. It was the first iPhone to launch at the Apple event, which held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. In this article, we are going to be outlining all the key features, full specs and the prices of the newly launched iPhone XS.
The iPhone XS has a starting price of $999.
Design and Display
The device has a True Tone OLED touchscreen display of 5.8″, making it the smallest of the newly launched set of iPhones. With a screen resolution of 2436 X 1125 (19.5:9), you get better than what is obtainable in iPhone XR but less than that of iPhone XS Max.
In terms of body build, the iPhone XS is very similar to iPhone 8. It weighs about 177g, with a body dimension of 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm.
Furthermore, the iPhone XS features the latest update in IP rating. The IP68, which is an upgrade to the IP67 (of the iPhone X) further enhances the “water resistant” capacity of the new iPhone XS.
There is not much difference in the camera features of the three recently launched iPhones. However, unlike the XR, the iPhone XS features a 12+12MP dual rear shooters, with apertures f/1.8 and f/2.4 respectively. The primary rear shooter has a 28mm sensor size.
The front camera also provides you with top quality selfie photographs, with its “True Depth” 7 MP shooter, but without flash. So it is majorly designed for “daylight selfies”.
In terms of network and connectivity, the newly launched iPhones are totally the same. the 2G/3G/4G network support of iPhone XS is also what is obtainable in both the cheaper iPhone XR and the more expensive iPhone XS Max.
In addition, the XS features the latest Bluetooth version: 5.0 and also supports Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspots among others.
The absence of SD card storage is uniform across the board. As such, the iPhone XS relies completely on the in-built storage of the device.
The XS spots a RAM of 4GB (one GB more than the iPhone XR) and an internal storage variant of 64GB/256GB/512GB.
Furthermore, the iPhone XS, just like the other two newly launched iPhones, operates on Hexa-core 2.5 GHz processor, which is powered by an A12 Bionic chipset.
The iPhone XS is fitted with an in-built (non-removable) battery, with a capacity of 2800mAh. The charging port of the iPhone XS features the latest in “fast charging” technology
The iPhone XS will operate on the soon-to-be-launched iOS 12 software update. The new iOS 12 software update launches on Monday, September 17, 2018.
The starting price of the iPhone XS is pegged at $999 for the 4GB/64GB variant; $1149 for the 4GB/256GB variant; and $1349 for the 4GB/512GB variant. It will be available for sale starting next week. However, you can start placing your orders now.
Below is a summary of the full specs and features of the new iPhone XS:
|Colours||Silver, Space Grey & Gold|
|Dimensions||143.6mm by 70.9mm by 7.7mm|
|SIM||Dual nano-SIM (Dual Standby)|
|DISPLAY||Type||True Tone OLED Capacitive touchscreen (463 Pixel Per Inch)|
|Size||5.8 inches (82.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||2436 x 1125 (463 PPI) – 19.5:9|
|PLATFORM/ PROCESSOR||OS||iOS 12|
|GPU||Apple GPU (6 – core)|
|Internal Memory||64GB/128GB/512GB (variants)|
|External Storage (SD card)||No|
|CAMERA||Rear (Primary & secondary)||12+12MP Dual shooter (Quad-LED Flash)|
|Features||Dual rear shooter (f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures), 28 mm sensor size, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Portrait Lighting, Quad-LED True Tone Flash.|
|Front||7 Megapixel (No flash)|
|Audio Jack (3.5mm)||No|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Rear Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Barometer, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Face Unlock||IR (Infrared-based)|
|BATTERY||Capacity||2800 mAh Li-on battery (Non – removable)|
|Stand by||Up to 60 hours|
|Talk time||21 hours|
|PRICE||64GB||$999 (Starting Price)|
Conclusively, the iPhone XS features and specs are not much different from their counterparts (XS Max and XR). In fact, there are more similarities than differences, especially between the XS and the XS Max. So if you are looking for the “sleekiest” of the new lots, iPhone XS is there for you.