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Apple iPhone 8 Plus: ups the ante with this plus variant

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As always, the latest iPhone will have the standard version as well as a Plus version. With Apple iPhone 8 Plus just a few days before its release, you decide which variant that you prefer.

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For a more comprehensive comparison, we bring to you the iPhone 8 specs as per below:

  • 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with 750 x 1334 pixels or ~326 ppi pixel density
  • True-tone display
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant for up to 1 meter and for 30 minutes
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • 3D Touch display & home button
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Apple A11 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) processor, Apple GPU (three-core graphics) graphics and 2GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS and quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 7MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, face detection, HDR and panorama
  • 64GB/256GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • iOS 11
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • September 21st 2017 release date
  • $699 USD for 64GB, $849 USD for 256GB
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Now that everything is clear, here’s to iPhone 8 Plus:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS LCD with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • True-tone display
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant for up to 1 meter and for 30 minutes
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • 3D Touch display & home button
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Apple A11 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) processor, Apple GPU (three-core graphics) graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 7MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, face detection, HDR and panorama
  • 64GB/256GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • iOS 11
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2675 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • September 21st 2017 release date
  • $799 USD for 64GB, $949 USD for 256GB

With an additional $100 USD more on the price tag, it sure brings a lot more value to the table. With everything remaining the same, iPhone 8 Plus sports a larger 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS screen. There’s the True-Tone display technology that automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you. 

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With a wide colour gamut and the best colour accuracy in the industry, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant.

Regarding performance, iPhone 8 Plus will now be featuring the latest A11 Bionic chipset. There will now be four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion, and two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster. There’s also an additional 1GB RAM found on the Plus version.

Perhaps the greatest upgrade is in the form of a dual 12MP primary camera that is also packed with more features and functions. 

Augmented reality or AR is seen as the future, that’s why you will need the A11 Bionic chipset to power up the extraordinary augmented reality apps and games.

Battery-wise, iPhone 8 Plus also comes with a much bigger 2675 mAh battery that ensures you have all the power for a full day of charge. A second‑generation performance controller provides more power when you need it while delivering the same great battery life. With no charging cable required, iPhone 8 is truly designed for the future of wireless.

Last but not least, iOS 11 is set to be Apple’s most advanced operating system yet. New features and capabilities fundamentally improve the way you do things. The Files app brings all your files together. iOS 11 takes advantage of the security of Face ID and Touch ID to bring Apple Pay to Messages.

Can’t remember everything these days? Having a hectic day, and in need of a virtual assistant to handle more things on your plate? You will definitely benefit from a trusted virtual assistant, Siri. With sophisticated features like proactive suggestions, predictive typing, and everybody’s favourite intelligent assistant. iOS makes everything you do easier, quicker, and more fun. Talking to Siri is an easier, faster way to get things done. And iOS makes Siri even more helpful. Thanks to advanced machine learning, you can simply speak naturally. And Siri does too, with a new, more expressive voice.

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Conclusion:

Apple iPhone 8 Plus introduces an all-new glass design. The world's most popular camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that's truly effortless. And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8 Plus. 

Apple iPhone 8 Plus will be released on September 21st. It will be available for $799 USD for the 64GB model, and $949 USD for the 256GB model. It will be available in Silver, Gold and Space Gray.

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