Apple Inc – makers of the most revered iphones and other ios devices has announced its next generation of iphones – the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, at its 10th anniversary event in California , recently . The company also announced the iPhone X – its most sophisticated iPhone till date ..
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the successor to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which were announced about a year ago . Aside updating some of the features found on the now dated iPhone 7 , the new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus also brings to the table a couple of new and interesting features .
Where to Buy Apple iPhones & Pay On Delivery
Read on for key details of the iPhone 8 , but first, here are some quick links to help you know more about the iPhone X , iPhone 8 Plus and all iPhones
- iPhone X Full specs & Price
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus full specs & Price
- All Apple iPhones
- iphone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus specs & Price
iPhone 8 : Design and appearance
The iPhone 8 is very much streamlined like the iPhone X , but has a striking resemblance to the current iPhone 7 . It is made entirely of all-glass design with a “reinforced laser welded steel and copper” frame. This new glass back with metal frame construction according to Apple is the strongest and most durable glass design ever used in a smartphone .
Much like the Latest Note 8 from Samsung , the new iPhone 8 now supports support Qi wireless charging all thanks to the glass back and comes with IP67 rating against water and dust resistance. Unlike the iPhone X ,the iPhone 8 retains the older generation iPhone Touch ID and standard bezels as well as speakers which are 25 percent louder with deeper bass .
In terms of display ,the iPhone 8 is very much portable and retains same screen size as the iPhone 7 from 2016, featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD displays with True Tone Technology that allows it adapt to ambient lighting, like we currently have it in some iPad Pro models. The display offers a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels resulting to a Pixel density of 326ppi . The device is powered by Apple’s latest A11 Bionic chip with six cores and is supposedly faster than the A10 processor found on the older iPhone 7 and 7 Plus .
iPhone 8 : RAM , Storage & Battery
Though the exact RAM size was not revealed , it is believed that the iPhone 8 have just 2GB of RAM while it will be available in in 64GB and 256GB storage options
The iPhone 8 exact battery capacity is not know , but the device offers wireless charging compatible with Qi chargers and supports fast-charge that can jack up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes .The device boot iOS 11 out of the box .
IPhone 8 : Camera
The iPhone 8 has almost same rear camera setup as the iPhone 7. It comes with an improved 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization and digital zoom up to 5x. , which translates to faster autofocus in low light, as well as what in Appl’s term is the highest video quality yet in a smartphone, with 4K recording.
Upfront , the iPhone 8 is fitted with a 7-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash and 1080p video recording.
Apple iPhone 8 specifications
- 4.7-inch (1334 x 750 pixels) IPS 326 ppi display, 1400:1 contrast ratio, 625 cd/m2 max brightness, 3D Touch
- Six-core A11 Bionic 64-bit processor with three-core GPU, M11 motion co-processor
- 64GB and 256GB storage options
- iOS 11
- Water and dust resistant (IP67)
- 12MP camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Six‑element lens Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
- 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
- TouchID Fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 138.4x 67.3×7.3 mm; Weight: 148grams
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with Qi wireless charging, fast charging, up to 12 hours internet use, up to 14 hours talk time
iPhone 8 Price & Availability
The iPhone 8 is considerably cheaper than the iPhone X, so if the price of the top-of-the-range iPhone X is out of your budget , the the new iPhone 8 is definitely worth considering .
The iPhone 8 is available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray color options and available in 256GB version and 64GB version .The iPhone 8 with 64GB Storage will retail for about £700 SIM , while the 265GB version price is pegged at about rising £850 depending on the Country and where you are buying from .
The iPhone 8 price when available in Nigeria will range from N300,000 – N350,000 depending on the storage model and where you are buying from .