Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, iPhone 8, is finally here, bringing upgrades to the range. Sporting robust construction, the iPhone 8 brings along the ‘most powerful chip’ ever, impressive cameras, Retina HD display, a glass body, and louder speakers.
iPhone 8 Key Specs & Features
4.7-inch IPS Touch Display, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)
Apple A11 Bionic Chipset with 2GB RAM
Water Resistant & Dustproof
64GB, or 256GB Built-in Storage
12MP Rear Camera and 7MP Front Camera
4G LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
Fast Charging and Wireless Charging support
The iPhone 8 looks to maintain its prized position with a highly aesthetic, premium look. It parades an all-glass design, with sturdy glass described as the most durable ever on the front and rear. Laser-welded steel and copper boost the ruggedness of the device. The iPhone 8 comes in new gold, silver and grey finishes.
You have in the new Apple flagship phone one built to resist water and dust. It features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. This has a True Tone technology that adjusts screen brightness to suit different lighting conditions.
The iPhone 8 offers you a 12 megapixel shooter for capturing images and recording 4K videos. This has a wide-angle lens, featuring six elements, that lets you get more people into shots. The aperture size of f/1.8 means you should expect being able to take quality shots in dark settings.
Camera features include Quad-LED True Tone Flash and optical image stabilisation (OIS). Portrait Lighting enhances the quality of shots with effects and more. A 7 megapixel FaceTime HD camera takes care of your quality selfie needs, coming with Retina Flash and auto image stabilisation.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
In charge of all the heavy-lifting in the iPhone 8 is a new A11 Bionic processor, which Apple says is ‘the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.’ The CPU is up to 25 percent faster and the GPU up to 30 percent faster, compared to the last generation chip. The iPhone 8 ships with the latest iOS 11, which brings several new features, including better multitasking and improved safety features.
You will be able to get the iPhone 8 in 64GB and 256GB storage variants. It comes with improved stereo speakers said to be 25 percent louder and offering deeper bass. You still get Touch ID for unlocking, signing into apps and using Apple Pay. The iPhone 8 offers wireless charging for the first time ever in the range. So, it should work with Qi wireless chargers in some public places, such airports.
Pricing and Availability
Pre-orders for the iPhone 8 began on September 15, 2017, while the device hit stores starting September 22, 2017. iPhone 8 is available in 64GB and 256GB models at $699 and $849 respectively.
The iPhone 8 is available in Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in your country. iPhone 8 Price in Nigeria ranges from 228,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira, depending on your location and built-in storage.