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Apple iPhone XR: latest big-sized smartphones from Apple are landing soon


Apple recently launched their latest lineup, with iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max being showcased around the world. Let’s take a closer look at the ‘cheapest’ iPhone XR that starts at $749 USD.

But before we begin, let’s do a quick throwback at last year’s iPhone X. It was from this smartphone that started off the race for a larger iPhone to meet the customer’s demands.

  • 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1125 x 2436 pixels or ~458 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)
  • Scratch-resistant glass
  • 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 f/1.8 aperture & f/2.4 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 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 battery with Fast battery charging and Wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • November 2017 release date
  • $999 for 64GB, $1149 for 256GB

Apple iPhone X appeals to those who have deep enough pockets and for loyal customers of the brand. And just like any other iPhone releases, it was a big hit among the masses, and there were shortages everywhere upon its release.

Now let's see what's in store for us with the iPhone XR. Here you go with its specs:

  • 6.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • True-tone display
  • IP67 dust/water resistant of up to 1meter for 30 minutes
  • Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Apple A12 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core processor, Apple GPU (4-core graphics) and 3GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS and PDAF
  • 7MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 32mm
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • iOS 12
  • Non-removable battery with Fast battery charging (30% in 50 minutes) and Qi wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • October 26th 2018 expected release date
  • $749 price tag for 64GB storage, $799 for 128GB storage and $899 for 256GB storage

Starting with the screen size of the iPhone XR, it is blessed with a larger 6.1-inch screen, but the resolution gets reduced. The new Liquid Retina display is the most advanced LCD in the industry. It features an innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners, so you are able to see true-to-life color from one beautiful edge to the other.

Regarding protection, you can be sure of great times ahead with the IP67 rating and its scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating. The body is made with the most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminium bands.

Under the hood of the iPhone XR is revolutionary with the A12 Bionic chipset. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone with the next-generation Neural Engine. Get ready for an amazing augmented reality experience, incredible portraits with Depth Control, and speed and fluidity in everything you do.

Moving on to the camera, you may think that comes with just a 12MP-7MP camera setup. When in fact, it features a breakthrough camera system. An innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before. In Portrait mode, the iPhone XR uses a single-lens camera and machine learning to keep people in the foreground in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background. Then there’s the all-new Depth Control that allows you to adjust the depth of field in portraits after you shoot.

There’s a bit for everyone regarding storage, where you get to choose either 64GB, 128GB or 256GB depending on your needs and budget.

Finally, the iPhone XR will be running on the latest iOS 12 that is designed to make it faster, more responsive and more delightful. Things you do all the time such as launching Camera and typing with the keyboard, happen faster than ever. And there are even more significant improvements when you’re doing a lot on your device at once. You can now FaceTime with up to 32 people at once. There’s a whole lot of other new features that will excite you when it goes live with this smartphone.


Apple iPhone XR features everything that you ever want from an Apple smartphone. This should cater to the latest trend of large smartphones, speedy performance, great camera and intuitive software to match.

Apple iPhone XR will be released on October 26th for approximately USD 749 for the 64GB storage variant, USD 799 for 128GB storage and USD 899 for 256GB storage. Plenty of colours to choose from Black, Red, Yellow, Blue and Coral.

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