Apple has finally lifted the curtains from the most speculated iPhone this generation, the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR would be the mainstream iPhone model and would be the entry-level model for this generation of iPhones.
The iPhone XR is rated for IP67 rather than IP68. The iPhone XR features the same edge to edge display technology for last year and this year’s iPhone XS and XS Max. It features a 6.1-inch 1792 x 828 LCD display. Impressively enough, Apple has decided to pack the same display as the larger iPhone XS and XS Max devices as well. The iPhone XR, however lacks 3D Touch, something that Apple has swayed away from with the iPhone XR. Although it may lack a few bell and whistles of the XS and XS Max, it packs the same FaceID capabilities as we expected.
Surprisingly enough, the iPhone XR packs the same A12 Bionic chip that is said to be about 50% faster in graphical performance compared to the last-generation iPhone X. This means that the XR is basically on par with the large iPhones in terms of speed and processing capabilities. Here’s a general spec sheet detailing the internals of the iPhone XR.
|Size||6.1″-inch (75.7 mm x 150.9 mm x 8.3 mm)|
|Display||6.1“-inch (1792 x 828px) 120Hz refresh rate|
|Processor||Apple A12 Bionic|
|RAM||3GB ( Rumored )|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB / 256GB|
|Charging Tech||Lightning Connector|
|Wireless Tech||- 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO|
- Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
- NFC with reader mode
|Dual SIM||Yes, Nano-SIM + eSIM|
|Cameras||- Rear 12MP f/1.8 with OIS|
Records Videos Up To 4K/60FPS
- Front 7MP f/2.2
Records Videos Up To 1080p/60FPS
It packs a single wide-angle 12MP sensor. With the help of the same neural engine, Apple’s challenging Google to its own game. Not only does the neural engine improve your camera shots, but it would also feature the new smart HDR capabilities. It recognized subjects as well as packs the same capabilities as its elder brothers with a single camera sensor on the rear.
Apple’s placing a huge bet on this new iPhone despite packing a single sensor on the rear. Given that this new sensor is the same sensor as the large, much expensive iPhones, I would be surprised to see how this device performs in camera tests and how well Apple has cultivated its neural engine for such conditions.
It is said to come in six colors and would start at $749 for the base model with 64GB of internal storage. What’s surprising though is the fact that Apple has decided to launch the RED Edition iPhone XR alongside the other devices. In the past, Apple usually launched their RED devices months in the future to regenerate hype for their devices. There’s a total of three storage variants coming with the new iPhone XR. The three storage options coming with the new iPhone are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
October 26th is the date you’ll be able to get you hands on these new iPhones starting at just $749.