The new flagship phone comes with a completely redesigned screen that uses an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display — a first for Apple. The screen takes up almost the entire front of the phone, which also has a glass back.
The iPhone X’s frame is made of stainless steel, and it gives the phone a smooth, continuous surface.
The device’s back camera system has two lenses, like that on last year’s iPhone 7 Plus. But the camera system on the iPhone X has been tweaked and positioned with one lens over the other vertically to better accommodate augmented reality software.
Apple is offering the new phone in two colours: silver and the charcoal-coloured “space grey.”
With the iPhone X, Apple almost completely removed the bezels around the screen, save for the notch at the top.
The notch area is jam-packed with sensors and other components, much of which are used for what Apple calls its 'TrueDepth' camera. There's an infrared camera; a flood illuminator, which projects light onto an owner's face for the phone's Face ID facial recognition system; a proximity sensor; an ambient light sensor; a speaker; a microphone; a 7-megapixel standard camera; and an infrared dot projector, which is also used for Face ID.
The back of the iPhone X is made out of glass. The metal band around its sides is made from stainless steel.
Apple says the iPhone X contains the strongest glass ever used in a smartphone. The device is also water resistant.
Regardless of the colour on back, the iPhone X has a black front.
The iPhone X's dual-camera camera system isn't too different from that on the iPhone 8 Plus, except for its vertical orientation.
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