These innovations have appeared in the world of smartphones for the first time.
September 12, Apple introduced a futuristic iPhone X. The public has already expressed its indignation, rightly remarking that the main innovation, namely the frameless screen, we have already seen in Samsung. However, in the iPhone X, there are many other innovations that are implemented in the smartphone market for the first time.
1. Face ID
The idea of recognizing the face to unlock the device is not new, but no technology was perfect. Famous for everything that always does in mind, Apple introduced the TrueDepth. A precision-accurate 3D scan system, in iPhone X, which, along with machine learning, guarantees 100 percent recognition, even if you have not shaved or put on your glasses with a hat. At least that’s what Apple said.
2. True Tone
For the first time, this technology appeared in the iPad Pro. It does a very simple thing – adjusts the colors and white balance on the screen following the ambient lighting conditions. As a result, the image on the device always looks like it should. Now True Tone is on the iPhone X.
3. 4K with a frequency of 60 fps
For the first time, Apple’s 4K-video recording was implemented in the iPhone 6s. By that time, there were already a lot of smartphones with the same function. However, only on the iPhone, it was possible to make clips of unlimited length, and even with steep image stabilization. But the iPhone X was the first smartphone that learned to record a smooth 4K-video with a frequency of 60 fps — what you need for dynamic scenes.
4. Slo-mo in Full HD and at a rate of 240 fps
Yes, there is one smartphone that can shoot a slower video — this is Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which can handle 720/960p. However, as for the resolution of Full HD, here is the iPhone X with 240 frames per second ahead of everyone. It’s not just slo-mo, it’s a sub-quality slo-mo.
Funnily animated emoji in Apple Messages. The TrueDepth camera, also responsible for Face ID, creates a mask of your face based on the movements of 50 muscles. Then the iPhone X puts this mask on a virtual animated character, and it exactly repeats your facial expressions. In this way, you can even record audio messages.
6. Portrait lighting
When shooting portraits, the iPhone X brightens or darkens the areas in the frame in real time. So the smartphone simulates different types of lighting: stage, control, and others.
7. TrueDepth camera
There were no such front cameras yet! Yes, the resolution is only 7 megapixels, but the camera can blur the background so that the selfies are as if made on a professional camera.
8. True Tone Quad-LED Slow Sync
The True Tone Quad-LED flash was already on the iPhone 7, but on the iPhone X, it got a slow sync mode Slow Sync, which is necessary for night and evening shooting, to highlight the subject gently and at the same time work out the background. It works like this: the camera shutter works out a long shutter speed, and the flash sends a short pulse of light.
9. A chipset with a microprocessor
Apple included in the chipset A11 Bionic dual-core microprocessor, capable of carrying up to 600 billion operations per second. Thanks to it, such innovative chips of the iPhone X as Face ID, Portrait Lighting and Animoji became possible.
10. A solid screen
Apple did not become the first to create a frameless smartphone with a solid screen. However, it was she who managed to occupy the maximum possible area of the front panel with the display, getting rid of the areas both above and below it.