Apple today announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Apple has released the new Special Edition model of iPhone 8 smartphone branding it iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED. As the name suggests, the phone comes in a new attractive red colour. This new version is released as part of Apple's initiative in the fight against AIDS. (RED) was founded in 2006 and for the past 11 years, Apple has been a partner with contributions amounting to 160 million dollars and providing counselling, testing and medicine that prevents the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn child.
Design and Display
The display in the new iPhone 8 Plus consists of an IPS 5.5-inch diagonal Retina display with widescreen LCD Multi-Touch. The screen resolution scales to 1920x1080 pixels and it has a pixel density of 401 ppi. The new series models will have the familiar Touch ID-fingerprint scanner-home button system. A big change to the design is that Apple has replaced the traditional aluminium iPhone design with a new glass and steel body. The iPhone 8 Plus carries a fresh glass design reinforced by steel. The body is made of glass and has steel trim around the edge. The phone still retains the large bezels and the round home button.
The iPhone 8 Plus will be powered by an A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture. It consists of 4 efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent powerful than the A10 Fusion. Additionally, it has 2 performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster. It will come power-packed with iOS 11 and Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor. This chip is powerful enough to smoothly manage the AR functionality. iPhone 8 Plus will feature the next generation of Touch ID with face and/or iris scanning. It is also enabled with wireless charging. Apple is said to include its lightning connector in the iPhone 8 plus in place for the port USB-C. The phone will support the Apple Pencil.
Storage and Connectivity
Apple ditches its 32GB variant in favor of a 64GB and 256GB model, it is backed by 3 GB RAM. The new device also supports Wireless charging that works with Qi chargers. This makes the phone future proof. The iPhone carries an in built rechargeable lithium-ion battery and supports Charging through USB to the PC or power adapter. The device only supports Nano-SIM types. However, they do not support micro-SIM cards. There are also Accessibility features that assist people who need special care to use the iPhone easily.
Just like the iPhone 7 plus, the iPhone 8 plus has dual-cameras. New to the iPhone is two new sensors, 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras with wide angle aperture of ƒ/1.8 and Telephoto ƒ/2.8 aperture. The device offers better portrait mode, swift autofocus. The camera does well in low light conditions. The speakers are also purportedly 27 percent louder than iPhone 7with deeper bass.