iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the cheaper iPhone XR Launched. The iPhone XS Max is essentially a larger iPhone XS. The former sports a 6.5-inch OLED display while the latter has a 5.8-inch OLED display. The three handsets were revealed at Apple’s launch event held at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. Another major highlight is support for dual-SIM and dual standby (DSDS), though this is implemented with an eSIM in place of the second SIM for most of the world, while China gets support for two physical SIMs in the iPhone XS Max. Finally, Apple also announced the new iPhone models support Gigabit-class LTE speeds.
The iPhone XS and XS Max continues the design first seen in the iPhone X, with a number of refinements. The new XS has been launched in three color variants: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, and the iPhone XS is also IP68 rated for usage under water.
iPhone XS Specifications
The new iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch SuperRetina OLED display variants. The display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 for better color reproduction and boasts of 60% greater dynamic range than the last-gen OLED panel.
Powering the phone is the A12 Bionic chip that’s built on the 7nm process. It’s a 6-core chip, with 2 high-power cores, and 4 high-efficiency cores. It also includes a dedicated neural network processing chip, as well as a quad-core GPU, which Apple called the industry’s most advanced mobile graphics solution.
In terms of optics, the new iPhone XS comes with a 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4dual rear camera, along with a 7MP camera on the front. This is mostly similar to the iPhone X, but Apple is touting improved quality and color reproduction thanks to AI-based processing.
The iPhone XS features Smart HDR, which is Apple’s take on HDR+ that Google has been promoting for a couple of years. Smart HDR promises to dramatically improve the range of light captured in a photo, thanks to multiple shots at various exposures as well as neural network processing.
Apple also says the neural network chip in the iPhone XS delivers a better Portrait mode experience, and users can also tweak the background blur intensity in pictures. The neural network analyses a photo and separates the foreground using machine learning to deliver an improved portrait mode experience.
The new iPhone XS also has a better battery than the iPhone X and can last up to 30 minutes longer. There’s also an eSIM in the new iPhone that will enable dual SIM capabilities in the new iPhone XS.
iPhone XS Max Specifications
The iPhone XS Max comes with a huge 6.5-inch OLED display which supports HDR 10 and Dolby Digital for better color reproduction with 60% higher dynamic range.
Inside the iPhone XS Max is the brand new A12 Bionic chip which is built on a 7nm process. It’s a 6-core chip with 2 high power cores, and 4 high efficiency cores. The new iPhone XS Max will come in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray, and is IP68 rated so you can take it swimming if you really want to. In terms of optics, the new iPhone XS Max comes with a 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 dual rear camera, along with a 7MP camera on the front. This set up is basically the same as the iPhone XS, so you are getting the same camera hardware on both the models.
The 12-megapixel dual camera system features dual optical image stabilisation with 2x optical zoom, while a new sensor is said to be twice as fast. The iPhone XS features Smart HDR, which promises to dramatically improve the range of light captured in a photo, thanks to multiple shots at various exposures as well as neural network processing.
iPhone XS and XS Max price in India
The iPhone XS comes with a price tag of $999 (roughly Rs. 71,800) for the 64GB variant, $1,149 (roughly Rs. 82,600) for the 256GB variant, and $1,349 (roughly Rs. 97,000) for 512GB.
The iPhone XS Max has a starting price of $1,099 (roughly Rs. 79,000) for the 64GB variant, $1,249 (roughly Rs. 89,800) for the 256GB variant, and $1,449 (1,04,200) for the 512GB variant.
iPhone XS price in India starts at Rs. 99,900 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs. 1,14,900 and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB and 512GB variants, respectively. Likewise, buyers will have to shell to Rs. 1,09,900, Rs. 1,24,900, and Rs. 1,44,900 for the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options of the iPhone XS Max, respectively.