Apple has officially announced the iPhone 11. Directly succeeding 2018's iPhone XR, the company's most commercially-appealing iPhone worldwide, the device brings about some of the much-needed upgrades to its key features including its chipset and camera offerings.
The most noticeable upgrade the iPhone 11 now boasts can be found in its rear panel. The phone features a dual-camera setup, enveloped in a curious square-like design. The system already packs a brand new ultrawide camera, which Apple claims to be capable of rendering a 2x optical zoom. The 12MP ultrawide sensor also comes with a 120-degree field-of-view and an f/2.4 aperture.
Meanwhile, the main 12MP camera module boasts of an f/1.8 aperture and an optical image stabilization (OIS). The system is also equipped with new camera features such as enhanced Smart HDR and a Night Mode. The setup is also accompanied by a new dual-tone LED flash which is now 36% brighter.
The iPhone 11's camera setup is further bolstered by a new and improved video stabilization feature called Cinematic. According to the Cupertino, California-based tech giant, the feature shoots the highest quality videos there are at the moment, over any smartphone in its class. The device can also shoot at up to 4K@60fps and with the aid of its Extended Dynamic Range, the phone can support at up to 4K@50fps. Ultimately, such a feat is achieved with both of its rear sensors.
Housed inside the iPhone 11's still broad notch is a 12MP front-facing shooter. The camera can shoot at up to 4K@60fps as well with 4K EDR at 30fps. The selfie shooter also boasts of a Smart HDR feature too. Consequently, the phone's Face ID is now 30% faster and can now function from extended angles.
Powering the regular iPhone 11 is Apple's new A13 Bionic chipset. The new SoC is 20% more efficient than its predecessor. As per Apple's recent testing, the new chip outpaces the Snapdragon 855 both is CPU and GPU performance.
Other notable features of the iPhone 11 include IP68 water and dust resistance certification, Wi-Fi 6, and a faster gigabit LTE. The phone retails in six color variants – Black, Yellow, Green, White, Purple, and PRODUCT (RED). The device will ship with iOS 13 at the time of its availability.
The iPhone 11's prices start at USD 699 (around PHP 36,500) for its 64GB variant. Two other models with 128GB and 256GB capacities are also available for USD 749 and USD 849 respectively (around PHP 39,100 and PHP 44,300).
The iPhone 11 is scheduled to become available on September 20 in the first batch of more than 30 countries.
|Display Size||6.1 inches|
|Resolution||792 x 828 pixel (326 ppi) LCD, Liquid Retina HD display|
|OS ver||iOS 13|
|CPU||A13 Bionic chip|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Main Camera||12MP + 12MP|
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10) Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter Lasts up to 1 hour longer than iPhone XR Video playback: Up to 17 hours Video playback (streamed): Up to 10 hours Audio playback: Up to 65 hours Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9 with 18W adapter or higher (sold separately)|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 75.7 x 9.3 mm|
|Color||Black, White, (PRODUCT )RED, Yellow, Green, Purple|