iPhone X will be available in Malaysia from Nov 24

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Following the first wave release of the iPhone X, Apple has now revealed that the phone will arrive in 13 additional countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa as well as Macau on Friday, November 24.

The iPhone X, dubbed as ‘the future of the smartphone’ by Apple, features a new design incorporating an all-screen display. Other new goodies on board include wireless charging and a rear camera with dual optical image stabilization.

iPhone X features a gorgeous all-glass and stainless steel design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip with neural engine for powerful machine learning, augmented reality and immersive 3D gaming experiences, wireless charging and Face ID, delivering an innovative and secure new way to unlock, authenticate and pay.

The TrueDepth camera that enables Face ID brings Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting to the front camera for beautiful selfies with a depth-of-field effect and enables Animoji, which captures and analyzes over 50 different facial muscle movements to bring emoji to life in a fun new way.

A redesigned rear camera with dual optical image stabilization includes a new color filter, deeper pixels, an improved Apple-designed image signal processor and features Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, allowing customers to capture stunning photos and videos. The all-glass front and back on iPhone X feature the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in two beautiful finishes, silver and space gray.

While the phone has received overall positive reviews, we can’t help but wonder at that since the consensus only seems to imply that it’ll be favoured by existing fans. Is the OS divide too high to overcome, or is it the price barrier?

See what some of the initial reviewers have said:

Yes. If you’re an Apple fan, this is the phone to buy. We can’t peel our eyes away from the gorgeous OLED screen, and using gestures to move around iOS is pure bliss – Digital Trends

If you’re a huge iPhone fan and you have the money, you’ll love it. It’s a really nice phone. But if you have any doubts at all, stick with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus – The Verge

That said, the iPhone X is the closest to perfection Apple has ever got with an iPhone – and if you’re okay with the sky-high price, you’re going to love it – Tech Radar

The iPhone X isn’t a leap into a new world of phone design, it’s just a showcase for what a really expensive luxury phone should look and feel like. I don’t need the $1579 iPhone X, but after the last few days with it, boy do I want to go buy one – Gizmodo


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