Apple announce new iPhone 11 series smarphones

Apples latest smartphones have finally been announced, putting an end to a lot of questions and rumors that were floating around before the announcement. Sadly straight off the bat we can confirm that there is no USB type-C which was one of the big questions marks most were hoping to see.

Let’s dive right in a take a look at the new devices and what they have to offer. Starting with the iPhone 11, which probably going outsell the beefier Pro and Pro Max versions.

iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 will look very familiar compared last years iPhone XR and continues with the lower price tag compared to more featured siblings.

The design features an anodized aluminum frame with glass backing. It has measurements of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and weighs 194g. The phone is also IP68 water/dust resistant. The phone has a 6.1-inch LCD TrueTone display with 828 x 1792 resolution and 326 ppi density. The display features 625 nits max brightness, Dolby Vision, HDR10.

Inside Apple have a new chipset dubbed the A13 bionic, which is stated to offer a huge increase in performance with the regards to the CPU/GPU when compared to the A12 Bionic. Apple are keen to note that this is the most power chipset in a mobile device. The iPhone 11 has 4GB of memory to work with and storage starts at 64GB and ranges up to 256GB’s.

The camera side of things we get’s a dual sensor set up with a main 12 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 26mm wide lens. The second sensor is 12 MP with f/2.4 aperture and 13mm ultrawide lens. Only the main sensor sports OIS, but with the ultrawide sensor having a 12mm ultrawide lens, OIS isn’t highly beneficial. Both sensors support up 4K@60fps recording along with HDR support as well.

The front facing camera is a 12 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and we have the second TOF 3D camera for Face ID.

Other spec’s for the iPhone 11 include Bluetooth 5, Wifi 6, NFC, Lighting connector, QI wireless charging, a 3110 mAh battery, and thankfully/finally an 18W fast charger in the box. The iPhone 11 starts at €800 and comes in 6 different colors including Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, White

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

The bigger brothers of the iPhone 11 are the Pro and Pro Max. It’s a new naming scheme for Apple yet again, so hopefully this one sticks around for another generation.

The pair of devices change up a few specs, most notably the addition of a third camera senors, and higher resolution OLED displays. The overall design of the devices is mostly the same bar the use of stainless steel instead of aluminum for the frame.

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED True tone display with 1125 x 2436 pixels and 458 PPI, while the 11 Pro max takes the display up to 6.5-inches with 1242 x 2688 pixels and the same 458 ppi. Both display feature 800 nits brightness, Dolby vision, HDR10, and 120Hz touch-sensing.

The internals work the same as the base iPhone 11 with A13 Bionic and 4GB’s of RAM. There is however no 128GB model and it comes in 64/256/512GB of storage.

The Extra Camera

Bar the better display and size differences, the only real difference between the base iPhone 11 and the Pro siblings is the additional 12 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 52mm (telephoto) lens. Just like any 3 sensors camera these days, it’s the one that offers a zoom. We’re glad it was the ultrawide that was kept on the iPhone 11, as it’s more beneficial over slightly better quality photos when zooming in.

Lastly we have different batteries inside. The iPhone 11 Pro includes a 3,190 mAh battery, oldy slightly larger than the iPhone 11 which has a larger form and weighs more. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,500mAh battery. As with the iPhone 11 both come with 18W fast chargers in the box and support Qi wireless charging..

Launch

Pricing for the iPhone 11 Pro starts at €1150 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at €1250. Both phones will be available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green. Pre-orders area already under way for all three devices with launch officially taken place on September 20th.

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