Apple announces the iPhone Xr with 6.1-inch LCD display

By | 12th September 2018
Apple iPhone Xr

Apple's newest flagships, the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, are the company's top-of-the-line offerings. However, in an effort to pad out its offerings, the company has also unveiled the iPhone Xr.

This model shares the similar design philosophy as the iPhone X, which means you'll get the notch at the top and the minimized bezels along the edges. The handset features an LCD panel, measuring in at 6.1 inches and called a "Liquid Retina" display. It has 326 pixels per inch and a resolution of 1792x828. The handset boasts Apple's A12 Bionic processor under the hood, but the company didn't give any information about the available RAM under the hood.

The iPhone Xr has a single 12-megapixel camera on the back, which is the same wide-angle lens as what's available in the iPhone Xs (and iPhone Xs Max). It features support for Smart HDR and Portrait Mode, and the ability to change the intensity of depth of field in photos. There is a 7MP front-facing camera on the front, which features Apple's TrueDepth Camera system and Face ID for biometric security.

Apple iPhone Xr in yellow

When it comes to battery life, Apple says that, compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone Xr will offer an hour and a half longer life. When the iPhone Xr launches in October there will be six colors to choose from: Black, White, Coral, Yellow, a (PRODUCT)RED option, and Blue.

The iPhone Xr launches on October 26, with preorders starting on October 19. Pricing starts at $749, which will get future owners the 64GB option. The other variants are 128GB and 256GB, with pricing going up with each model. iOS 12 will be available on the iPhone Xr at launch.

Which color iPhone Xr has caught your eye?