Apple just announced they’ve started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 8 Red edition. Just like the company did last year, collaborating with Product Red, an organization that campaigns to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.
The new device will be available from the 13th of April. As predicted, there shouldn’t be much difference between this and the initial iPhone 8. But before we make that conclusion lets see what the iPhone 8 Red is all about.
iPhone 8 Red Key Specs and Features
・4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 750 x 1334 pixels
・iOS 11.3 with 2GB RAM
・Hexa-core 2.38GHz Apple A11 Bionic Chip
・64GB/256GB built-in storage
・12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera
・IP67 certified – water resistant
・1821mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery with wireless charging
Made from pure Stainless steel and covered exquisitely in a glass. You would think the Gold version of the iPhone 8 is stunning until you meet this Red version that’s covered in glass as well.
It reflects light better than the Gold version no doubt, as the Apple logo glows and can be used as a mirror. Like the initial version, it measures 7.3mm in thickness and weighs 148g. Of course, its available in only Red.
At first glance, the white bezels are now black. This might just be how Apple wants to end the bezels in their iPhone series, as this is expected to be their last smartphone with bezels. The home button still doubles as a fingerprint scanner, which is a nice fit for those who love the feature.
The compact 4.7 LED-backlit FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with 326 pixels per inch density. The screen boasts of an Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, wide colour gamut and true-tone display.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
Another smartphone with the powerful A11 Bionic chip from Apple, offering fast performance with 6-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The Hexa-core processor on this baby reaches an impressive speed of 2.38GHz with 10nm process technology. Apple three-core graphics processing unit handles graphics with M11 mo processor.
As usual, 2GB RAM is available for multitasking. Unlike most Android phones, the 2GB RAM on the iPhone 8 Red has a memory speed of 1.866GHz. Two versions are available in terms of storage, there’s one with 64GB and another with 256GB. The iPhone 8 Red runs on the latest iOS 11.3 operating system.
The 12MP rear camera is still there with f/1.8 aperture and capturing photographs with 4032 x 3024 pixels in dimension. The camera records 4K video, boasts of Live Photos with a 1/3inch sensor size, 6P Lens, Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, Flash True Tone quad LED, Hybrid IR Filter, Noise Reduction, 28mm Focal Length, Smartcam Scene and other quality features. While the 7MP selfie camera has 32mm Focal Length, CMOS BSI Sensor and f/2.2 aperture.
The iPhone 8 Red is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 1821mAh battery with fast charging and Qi wireless charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
iPhone 8 Red is available for purchase starting from $699 to $799, that’s about (N280,000 – N300,000).
Full Specification of iPhone 8 Red
・Announced: April 2018
・Status: Available. April 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 1 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: No
・Material Type: Stainless steel
・Dimensions: 13.84 x 6.73 x 7.3 mm
・Screen Type: LED-backlit FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels
・Pixel Density: 326ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 65%
・Operating system: iOS 11.3
・Processor: Hexa-core 2.38GHz
・Chipset type: A11 Bionic
・Graphics Processing Unit: Apple GPU
・Memory Card slot: No
・Internal storage: 64GB/256GB
・Back Camera: 12MP
・Front Camera: 7MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Front)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, barometer
・USB: type 2.0
・3.5mm Audio Jack: No
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No