At the press conference on September 13th at 1 am, Apple not only released two of the most advanced iPhones, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, but also released another slightly cheaper iPhone XR model. The 6.1-inch model is equipped with the same A12 biomimetic chip and is also a front and back double glass design with a face ID function and dual card dual standby.
Apple said that the iPhone XR is an iPhone with the most advanced LCD LCD display. It has a beautiful new design and hopes that more people will have the opportunity to experience the latest iPhone X technology at a more affordable price.
Liu Haiping design of 6.1-inch LCD screen
The iPhone XR can be said to have been completely exposed before the press conference. The appearance is the 7000 series aviation grade aluminum outer frame and double glass design. Apple said that the aluminum metal is anodized, and the glass is the most durable glass in the world. Very elegant and available in up to six colors: red special edition, yellow, white, coral, black, blue.
Apple said the XR also uses a seven-layer dyeing process to accurately control the tone and opacity of the glass appearance, as well as adding a reflective optical layer to enhance color, making the overall design elegant and durable. The XR is still dustproof, waterproof and spattering, with a protective rating of up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter, preventing coffee, tea and soda from invading under pressure.
On the front of the iPhone XR is a 6.1-inch LCD display, designed to be the same as the iPhone X series, with a “bang” groove on the top and a full cancellation of the HOME button. It should be noted that the border of the iPhone XR screen is slightly wider than the iPhone Xs series. Apple's official renderings also reflect this. It is not clear why the borders on both sides are so wide, perhaps for symmetrical design.
Of course, since the back of the iPhone XR is designed with a glass back, it also naturally provides wireless charging. In terms of overall size, Apple feels comfortable, because its overall size is similar to that of the iPhone 8 Plus, but the screen area is much larger. Apple believes that consumers will like the full-screen iPhone XR in both.
Apple said that this is not only its first LCD full-screen iPhone, but also the largest LCD display iPhone to date, and this screen is also the world's most advanced LCD smartphone screen, the official name is "new Liquid Retina Display" Provides the industry's most accurate color display and supports P3 wide color gamut and Ture Tone original color display technology.
Crucially, Apple said the iPhone XR screen uses advanced pixel shielding and subpixel anti-aliasing technology, and its innovative backlight design allows the display to extend to the edges of the fuselage. So it'seems that the whole screen is covered with fresh and vivid colors. In addition, the 6.1-inch LCD display has a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels, a pixel density of 326 ppi of 1400: 1 contrast, maximum brightness of .625 cd/m2, and a touch response refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Unfortunately, the iPhone XR does not offer 3D Touch touch-sensitive touch, which provides a “light-wake-up” function that illuminates the screen, and a long-pressed “Haptic touch” Features. Among them, under the tactile touch, when the main screen is pressed to immediately start the camera or flashlight, the finger can have a kind of mechanical touch feedback from the screen.
The “bangs” at the top of the screen has a built-in deep sensor that provides Face ID functionality, which is the same as the iPhone Xs series.
A12 chip + brand new AI single camera
Unlike the rumors, the iPhone XR still comes standard with a powerful 7nm A12 biochip, which has a 6-core CPU + 4-core GPU + 8-core neural network model. Among them, the performance of the CPU is 15% higher than that of the A11, and the performance of the GPU is increased by 50%. The A12 is really a neural network engine with an 8-core design that increases the number of operations per second from 600 billion to 50 billion.
The iPhone XR is equipped with a single camera, the same 12-megapixel new sensor as the main cameras of the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, with twin/1.8 aperture lenses, six-mirror lenses, and in addition to improved and software algorithms, it also introduces advanced neural network engine depth algorithms in smart HD. R, out-of-focus imaging and depth of field control, portrait mode self-timer, dark detail performance, dynamic pictures and other aspects of the upgrade have been greatly improved.
Apple highlighted the latest smart HDR technology, claiming it is a camera algorithm that uses multiple technologies, such as more sensitive light-sensing components, enhanced image signal processor and advanced algorithms to make the highlights and shadows in the photo more detailed. rich. Apple said that this technology can be directly analyzed when taking pictures, using a neural network engine with 5 trillion operations per second and image signal processor performance to generate a large shutter-zero delay, which is a big breakthrough. , making it easier for users to take pictures, and it is easier to take good pictures.
The front-end camera for the iPhone XR is the same as the iPhone Xs, and is also a 7-megapixel camera with twin/2.2 aperture lenses, 1080p video recording, and smart HDR photo technology. At the same time, Apple said its portrait mode allows you to set the light effect by sweeping lightly before or after shooting, while editing portraits can be easily slid to adjust the depth of field.
Other features include 4G LTE-A support for XR and 2x2 MIMO 80211.ac Wi-Fi, for Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC near-field communications, with a maximum duration of 1.5 hours longer than that of the iPhone 8 Plus. The battery also supports quick charging up to 50% of the battery charge for up to 30 minutes.
However, although the iPhone XR supports fast charging technology, the official default standard is still a lightning-to-USB cable and a 5W USB power adapter, so you need to purchase a USB-C to Lightning cable and a high-power charger separately to achieve fast charging.
IPhone XR also offers a highly anticipated dual card dual-wait feature, physical default to provide dual SIM card slot, can plug in their own two cards.
Apple said the two SIM cards can use different functions, supporting the choice of data and voice SIM cards in the settings, and can set the main line or secondary line, the call will directly show which card. However, the use of dual cards requires the use of two mobile communications services (which may include restrictions on roaming). Meanwhile, Apple says it does not support the use of two CDMA mobile services at the same time. Dual VoLTE support will have to wait for software updates later this year, and only some carriers will support dual VoLTE.
Price and date of listing
The iPhone XR offers three models depending on its storage capacity, of which the suggested retail price for the 64GB model is 6499 yuan, 128GB, 6999 yuan, 256GB, 7899 yuan. The iPhone XR will go on sale on October 26. Two models can be ordered from 3:01 on October 19 th.