iPhone 4 announced!

Update: See Globe iPhone 4 Price here. Read the full iPhone 4 Review here or check out the iPhone 4 Release Coverage.

So Apple finally announced its new model of the iPhone and it’s not the iPhone 4G or the iPhone HD that’s been doing the rounds on the net. Steve calls it the iPhone 4.

And though we’ve already had first glimpse of this phone back when Gizmodo featured that lost prototype they bought for $5,000, it still draws a lot of amazement from the crowd.

iphone 4

Apple added features that are practically common to most other smartphones like the front-facing camera and LED flash but these are not the highlights yet.

The iPhone 4 is thinner (claims to be the thinnest smartphone ever, 24% thinner than the 3GS) at just 9.3mm (the Nokia E71 is 10mm thin). Next, they made the resolution higher at 326 pixels per inch (that’s 4 times than the previous model).

The iPhone 4 specs:
Apple 1GHz A4 chip
3.5″ display @ 960×640 pixels
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
WiFi 802.11n
5MP camera with LED flash + HD video recording @ 720p 30fps
2nd front-facing camera
2 mics w/ noise-canceling
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
iOS 4

The iPhone 4 has better battery life as well — 40 hours of music, 10 hours of video, 6 hours of 3G browsing and 10 hours on WiFi browsing.

Apple is also putting iPhone OS 4 in it but renames it as iOS 4.

The iPhone 4 comes in two colors — white and black and two models, 16GB and 32GB. As for the price:

iPhone 4 16GB: $199 + 24-month contract
iPhone 4 32GB: $299 + 24-month contract

As for availability:
June 24 – US, Japan, France, Germany and UK
July 2010 – 18 more countries (hopefully, including the Philippines)
September 2010 – 88 countries

Globe Telecom already has their micro-SIM card ready so all we need is to wait how much it will retail when the iPhone 4 arrives in the Philippines.

If you’re wondering what the price of the upcoming iPhone 4 with Globe in the Philippines, read my post here.

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