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Apple iPhone Xs, Xs Max officially unveiled

Apple has officially announced their most advanced iPhones to date, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

The iPhone Xs (Ten-S) and Xs Max almost have the same specs except for some minor differences like screen size and resolution, and battery. The Xs has a 5.8-inch screen with 2436 x 1125 resolution or 458ppi, while the XS Max has 6.5-inch with 2688 x 1242 resolution or 458ppi. Both have Super Retina OLED displays, 120Hz touch sensing, True Tone, 3D Touch, Tap to wake, and support for Dolby Vision HDR 10.

The devices sport surgical-grade stainless steel with IP68 water and dust resistance and come in gold, silver, and space gray. Other key features include Face ID; stereo speakers; up to 512GB storage; dual 12MP (Wide-angle f/1.8 1.4um + Telephoto f/2.4 w/ 2x optical zoom) rear cameras with OIS, Portrait mode with Depth Control, and Truetone flash; and the TrueDepth camera system which includes the 7MP RGB f/2.2 front camera.

Powering it is iOS 12 and Apple’s new A12 Bionic chip which is manufactured using the 7nm process. It has a 6-core CPU with Fusion architecture consisting of 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, a 4-core GPU which is 50% faster than the A11, and an 8-core Neural Engine with support for Dedicated Machine Learning and Smart Compute System.

When it comes to connectivity, the Xs and Xs Max supports Gigabit Class LTE, Dual-SIM Dual-Standby (DSDS) with e-SIM technology, and Bluetooth 5.0. For the battery, the Xs claims 30 minutes more battery life compared to the X, and 1.5 hours more for the XS Max.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space gray, silver and a new gold finish starting at $999 (US) and $1,099, respectively, from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).

Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max beginning Friday, September 14, with availability beginning Friday, September 21, in more than 30 countries and territories including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

SpecificationApple iPhone XsApple iPhone Xs Max
Display5.8" OLED super retina display @2436 x1125px, 458ppi
-Dolby Vision
-HDR 10
6.5" OLED super retina display 2688 x 1242px, 458 ppi
-Dolby Vision
-HDR 10
Glass-Arsenic-free display glass
-Mercury-free display
-Oleophobic Coating
-Scratch-resistant
-Arsenic-free display glass
-Mercury-free display
-Oleophobic Coating
-Scratch-resistant
CPUApple A12 Hexa-Core Bionic chipApple A12 Hexa-Core Bionic chip
GPUApple GPU (eight-core graphics)Apple GPU (eight-core graphics)
RAMTBATBA
Storage64GB/256GB/512GB internal storage64GB/256GB/512GB internal storage
ExpandableNoNo
Rear Camera-12MP wide-angle f/1.8+ 12MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
-Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
-Dual optical image stabilization
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
-Smart HDR
-4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
-1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps slow-mo
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x (video record)
-12MP wide-angle f/1.8+ 12MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
-Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
-Dual optical image stabilization
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
-Smart HDR
-4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
-1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps slow-mo
-2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x (video record)
Front Camera7MP f/2.2 RGB front Camera + IR Camera
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
7MP f/2.2 RGB front Camera + IR Camera
-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
SIM SlotDual-SIM (single nano + e-SIM for global / dual Nano for China)Dual-SIM (single nano + e-SIM for global / dual Nano for China)
Connectivity4G VoLTE 4x4 MIMO and LAA4G VoLTE 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11ac 2X2 MIMOWi-Fi 802.11ac 2X2 MIMO
Sensors-NFC with reader mode
-Face ID
-Barometer
-Three?axis gyro
-Accelerometer
-Proximity sensor
-Ambient light sensor
-NFC with reader mode
-Face ID
-Barometer
-Three?axis gyro
-Accelerometer
-Proximity sensor
-Ambient light sensor
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
FeaturesFace ID, IP68 CertifiedFace ID, IP68 Certified
AudioWide Stereo SpeakersWide Stereo Speakers
Audio Portnonenone
PortLightningLightning
OSApple IOS 12Apple IOS 12
BatteryTBATBA
Wireless ChargingQi Wireless ChargingQi Wireless Charging
ColorGold, Silver, Space GrayGold, Silver, Space Gray

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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3 Responses

  1. Anon says:

    The table shows same display size and resolution for Xs and Xs max.

  2. Justin says:

    Summary is identincal… however, u mentioned earlier in statements they only defer in rewolution

  3. Nahum says:

    Is the availability of iPhone Xs, XS Max and the XR included in the Philippines?

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