iPhone 8 and 8 plus, the phones overshadowed by iPhone X

Apple has finally announced the whole new generation of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus here in California today. The new iPhone device features a new set of features such as new design having glass and aluminum and that has been made in three different colors. Other amazing features like Retina HD display and the introduction of an A11 Bionic chipset.

Both the devices, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available for pre order starting 15th September and the shipping will start on 22nd September.

Before giving you the detailed specifications of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, this is what Philip Schiller-the senior vice president of Apple worldwide marketing said at the launch:


iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improves on everything we love about iPhone, “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminum designs, new Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic — the smartest chip ever in a smartphone. Packed with more advanced cameras with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, and the highest quality video capture in a smartphone, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus enable the freedom of wireless charging, all with AR optimization like no phone ever before.

Now let’s have a detailed look at the features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus:

New Glass and Aluminum design:

Apple has introduced a new glass design that has been made with highly durable glass and it is available in three colors named: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

The glass design has been manufactured with a seven layer color process and this makes it water and dust resistant.


New Retina HD Display:

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus both come with a new HD retina display. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus get a new 4.7 inch and a 5.5-inch retina HD display that also features a True tone feature that helps in the adjustment of white balance to match the surroundings of the device.

Redesigned Speakers

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus get newly redesigned speakers that are 25 percent louder and they also have the ability to deliver amazing deep bass and rich sound music on videos and calls.

A11 Bionic:

The power engine behind all the activities of iPhone X. The A11 Bionic is the most powerful chipset used in any smartphone device. The feature of this A11 Bionic chipset are given below:

  • Six core CPU design
  • Out of six cores, two cores are 25 percent faster than A10 fusion
  • The other four cores are 70 percent faster than A10 fusion
  • It can use all six cores simultaneously
  • Delivers aggregate of more than 70 percent better performance
  • Enables the battery life to last 2 hour more longer than the iPhone 7
  • Integration of GPU designed by Apple with three cores design that gives better graphic performance by 30 percent
  • Enables the working of AR apps and 3D games.


The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been featured with new powerful cameras. It has got a new improved 12-megapixel camera that has a faster sensor and deeper pixels. The new camera also gets new color filters. The other features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus camera are as follows:

  • Advanced pixel processing with the help of new designed Apple signal processor
  • Faster Autofocus in the low lighting conditions
  • Wide color capture
  • Better quality of HDR photos
  • A new quad LED flash

The camera also has the ability to give a highest video quality recording and better video stabilization.

The camera can record 4K videos up to 60fps and also 1080p slow motion at 240fps

Wireless charging:

The glass back design of iPhone X enables this device towards a wireless charging system. Apple also gave a glimpse of a device called Airpower that will be coming in 2018. This device will help the users to charge their iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple watch series 3 and iPhone X to charge simultaneously on the accessory.

iOS 11:

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with iOS 11 that gives major improvements in portrait mode.


iOS also bring AR to the devices that help the developers to make AR apps. Siri gets a new male and female voices that are said to have a better expression.

Price and Availability

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus will be available in starting price of $699 and it will be available at Apple store and it can also be Pre ordered starting 15th September.

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