Apple iPhone X launched with A11 bionic neural engine, What’s that??
Apple has launched the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, along with the an anniversary phone – iPhone X, that’s equipped with a chip custom-built for handling artificial intelligence workloads.
Per Apple executive Phil Schiller, iPhone X is equipped with 3 gigs of RAM and dual-core “A11 bionic neural engine” chip that can perform 600 billion operations per second. The chip’s purpose is to speed up face recognition which will serve as Face ID authentication that’s used for unlocking and making purchases on the iPhone X.
Since facial recognition serves as the phone’s authentication feature to unlock the phone and perform other tasks, Apple says it has done extensive work to make sure masks and photos can’t fool Face ID authentication.
With an almost bezel-less screen, iPhone X screen feature Super Retina Display, it comes with 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution which puts the pixel density at 458 PPI, the phone utilizes OLED technology. The iPhone X screen-to-size ratio is said to be one of the smallest in the industry. The display supports 3D Touch and has a finger-resistant oleophobic coating. Also, Apple have removed the home button on the front and moved its functions to the power button.
As for the cameras, it comes with dual 12-megapixel cameras at rear and has been rotated 90 degrees, a refresh look from an older iPhones. It comes with f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures, dual optical image stabilization, and a quad-LED True Tone Flash. The phone is capable of capturing slow-motion film in higher definition or shoot film-style 4K.
On the front face, it has a TrueDepth camera module which house a bunch of sensors along with the front facing 7 MP camera.
The TrueDepth camera module comprises the infrared camera module, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, front-facing 7 MP camera and a dot projector. The dot projector is used to map user’s face using 30,000 dots which will help with Face ID.
iPhone X starts at $999 (around Php50,000 direct conversion), £999 in the UK and AU$1,579 in Australia. The 256GB version costs $1,149. Preorders begin Oct. 27, and the phone ships Nov. 3. It will be available in space gray and silver colors.