The iPhone X was unveiled at an event at the Apple Campus earlier in October and the CEO has called it “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”. The screen is different, the stainless steel used is different, it charges faster and has an increased processing speed. In this article, we would be looking at the 5 Facts About the iPhone X according to What is so special about this new top of the line smartphone and why will so many go out to purchase it even though it’s way pricey than its competitors.

  1. Fast charging capabilities

Apple users will get a 50% charge within 30 minutes. Unlike with conventional charging with the previous lineup of iPhones, the iPhone X will use a wireless charging which works via an electromagnetic field created by a charging pad that can either be resting on top of a surface or built into the surface itself. Power will then be transferred from the pad to the phone. With this new charging method, Apple believes users will be able to get a faster charge of up to 50% of the charge within 30 minutes

  1. Storage has increased with better compression and booting

With iOS 11, the new iPhone X supports HEIF and HEVC for up to two times compression and storage power that allows the device to compress more files so there is more space to save photos and videos. High-Efficiency Image Format and High-Efficiency Video Compression which has been outlined by Apple to store images encoded. With the increase in the quality of images and videos to be created on the iPhone X, users won’t have to worry about space management as the new HEIF and HEVC format will solve this problem.

  1. 12-megapixel Camera

The iPhone X comes with a dual lens 12-megapixels rear camera and a 7-megapixel front camera. The rear camera has dual optical image stabilization which can work up a wide angle f/1.8 aperture lens and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture lens. The front camera supports Portrait mode and has auto image stabilization, unlike the rear camera. There is also the introduction of the Natural Lightning effect and ARKit augmented reality features. We also noticed an improvement in the video resolution with 4K resolution movies at 60fps and slow-motion video at 240fps.

  1. Faster processor

We are super happy to know that the iPhone X retains the same chip that is in the iPhone 8. The A11 Bionic chip which is a super efficient processor. It does, however, come with a new Apple-designed graphics unit which is 30% more faster than previous units. According to official reports from Apple, the high-performance cores provide a 25 percent speed increase and 70 percent boost from the four performance cores. This is a super improvement from the Smartphone maker.

  1. Facial scan

If there’s one feature that has got the whole world talking, it has to be the new Face ID. Apple’s new facial recognition technology makes its debut on the X. It uses the TrueDepth camera system hidden in the notch at the top of the display. It works by illuminating your face with an infrared dot array allowing the infrared camera to identify your face and the best part is – it even works in the dark. The neural engine is in charge of processing the image in real time by mapping the contours and shape of your face mathematically to lock and unlock your iPhone.

According to Apple, the new Face ID won’t be affected by hairstyles or beards as it works on the contours and shape of your face. It will also be able to recognize the face through “most sunglasses” as long as the infrared can be allowed through the glass. With the Face ID, Apple believes its users will have a more secure device as the chances of someone other than you unlocking your device is one in a million.