Apple Rolls Out OLED-Based iPhone X

11/6/2017 1:01 PM 

As usual, Apple announced a new line of smartphones in September, including its first-ever OLED-based unit. The phone’s $999 price tag breaks new ground in terms of smartphone pricing, but the price has not deterred early buyers. The iPhone X went on sale Friday, November 3, and sold out in many major cities in less than 24 hours.

 The phone features a. 5.8-in. screen with almost no bezel, except for a notch housing sensors, cameras, speakers, etc. at the top of the display. This notch has been variously described as a bug or a feature. Since it is theoretically possible to incorporate the sensors into the bezel, as other manufacturers have done, some reviewers surmise that the notch may be an intentional design meant to replace the circular home button (now gone) in visually differentiating the iPhone from other devices.

The OLED display, which Apple calls Super Retina HD, has a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 and provides outstanding imagery. (Since Apple’s OLED panels are produced by Samsung, they should be at least as impressive as those in the Galaxy Note 8 described below.) The phone also features facial ID and Apple’s Animoji application, which allows users to create customized emojis using facial recognition software. There is also a new iOS, wireless charging, and Apple’s all-new A11 bionic chipset.