The iPhone X is official – Here’s what you need to know

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It’s official and after months of rumors, Apple announced today the new iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10).

The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch bezel-less OLED display that Apple calls its new “SuperRetina” display. This new handset is powered by what Apple calls their new A11 Bionic Chip.

Along with this new design and A11 chip, Apple has also bumped its camera specs (which includes their well-known portrait mode on the front facing camera).¬†There’s also a redesigned, vertically aligned dual-lens “TrueDepth” 12-megapixel rear camera, which also includes a Quad-LED True Tone flash with dual optical image stabilization.

Also, it’s noteworthy that in portrait mode with portrait lighting on both the front and rear cameras, there’s now dramatic studio lighting effects for creating portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles. Lots of improvements in the camera department!

Other new features also include fast-charging, Qi Wireless charging, new animated emoji. “Animoji”, which allow users to create custom 3D animated emoji based on facial expressions picked up by the device’s facial recognition sensors.

Speaking of, another major change made with the iPhone X is the decision to take away Touch ID and instead opt for Face ID. In their Keynote, Apple says that Face ID will make unlocking the device a smoother process along with added security to the information on your iPhone.

Apple’s brief iPhone X introduction video details Face ID as well as the phone’s other various features.

The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB storage capacities in Space Gray & Silver. The cost of the device has been a very controversial topic, costing $999 for the 64GB Model and $1149 for the 256 GB Model. The iPhone X will be available to pre-order on October 27 and will ship on November 3. Will you be picking up an iPhone X? Comment below and share this article with your friends!

Also, Be sure to stay tuned to YourTechExplained for additional coverage including our full review of the iPhone X later this fall.