iPhone launches Dual SIM handsets

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Apple Inc. released three upgrades to the existing iPhone X — iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

The top-of-the-line variant, the iPhone XS Max, starts at ₹ 1,09,000 while the iPhone XS starts at ₹ 99,900. The more affordable one of the three, the iPhone XR starts at ₹ 76,900.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in India from 28 September. The iPhone XR on the other hand will go on sale from 26 October while pre-orders will start from 19 October.

Perhaps the biggest update to the iPhones is that the phones all support Dual SIM dual Standby. It seems that the phones will use a regular SIM alongside and eSIM for delivering this functionality. Airtel, Vodafone and Jio appear to be supporting the feature as their names were displayed on stage.

Besides X series, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available.

The iPhone Xs Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage capacities. The smartphone will come in three colour options — Space Grey, Silver. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will also come in same storage capacities as iPhone X Max.

The most affordable of the latest iPhones is the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options in White, Black, Blue, Yellow and Coral.

The iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max boast of OLED screens that are more battery efficient and more saturated. They also feature dual rear cameras. Powering the processing side of this is the Apple A12 Bionic processor. The chipset’s GPU, ISP and Neural engine work in tandem to bring better augmented reality experience.

In terms of camera, the iPhone Xs and the Xs Max features dual 12MP rear cameras with f/1.8 wide aperture. At the front, there is a 7MP TrueDepth camera that deliver better portrait images. The handset also has a new feature called Smart HDR, which combines several images of a moving subject together and analyses it to bring the best shot. Furthermore, you can now click the image first and can later adjust the blur level in the background later while editing.

As for the battery, the iPhone Xs Max is said to deliver up to a hour and a half more than that of the iPhone X.
Apple iPhone XR features and specifications.

Apple iPhone XR sports the same Apple A12 Bionic processor but has a 6.1-inch LCD display and a single rear camera. The handset is said to have a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. You can get the device in six colour options.

The iOS 12-based smartphone has rest nearly the same set of features as the iPhone XS and the XS Max.

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