Post updated September 13th, 2018 at 06:12 am
Apple has finally taken the drape off its new iPhone models for 2018 at its on-going special event in its headquarters. True to the leaks that took place a few hours ago, the new models are indeed called the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
Powered by the brand-new 7nm A12 Bionic chip, the iPhone Xs is equipped with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display while the larger iPhone Xs Max comes standard with a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED display. With native resolution of 2436 x 1125 and 2688 x 1242 respectively, both of them support Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards.
While both phones still come with dual 12MP rear camera setup just like iPhone X, Apple stated that the 12MP wide-angle camera on iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max has a brand-new sensor with larger pixel size and twice as fast as compared to their predecessor. They also come with a new feature called Smart HDR that apparently able to deliver more highlight and shadow details to users’ photos.
Apple has also implemented another new feature into iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max called Depth Control that allows users to readjust the depth of field of a photo after it was captured. The same feature can be utilized with their 7MP f/2.2 TrueDepth front camera as well.
Both phones have also been designed to withstand higher level of water resistance as compared to iPhone X at IP68. Apple also claimed that the iPhone Xs battery is large enough to last up to 20 hours of talk time and 12 hours of Internet use while the iPhone Xs Max able to go slightly longer at 25 hours and 13 hours respectively.
Available with up to 512GB internal storage, the iPhone Xs is priced in United Stated at USD 999 (about RM 4136) for the 64GB model while the 256GB and 512GB variants is listed at USD 1149 (about RM 4757), and USD 1349 (about RM 5585) respectively. As for iPhone Xs Max, its pricing is naturally higher at USD 1099 (about RM 4550), USD 1249 (about RM 5171), and USD 1449 (about RM 5999) respectively.
In United States, Apple will begin to accept pre-orders for both phones starting from 14 September before rolling it out into the market on 21 September. As usual, Malaysia is not part of the first wave markets but nevertheless, we’ll keep you posted once we heard more from Apple regarding iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max availability in our market.