The time has finally come for us all to be rewarded for all the wait and anticipation. Apple has finally unveiled iPhone 5, probably the most-awaited device this year. And it does pack a lot of impressive hardware such as an A6 chip as well as LTE connectivity.
2X Powerful A6 chip:
The device is indeed named ‘iPhone 5’ and it comes with an A6 chip as processor. Apple is touting this chip to be twice as fast and with 2X graphical performance as compared to the A5 chip. At the same time, with all this double power, the chip is 22% smaller and more energy-efficient compared to A5.
Thinnest and lightest iPhone yet:
The device is a mere 7.6 mm thick and weighs 112 grams. This means that it is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4S. It features a 326 ppi 1136 x 460 Retina display which is 4-inches. Apple claims that the new dimensions of the device helps it fit perfectly in your hand.
100 Mbps LTE connectivity:
As compared to iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 has 44% better color saturation. Many of us had speculated that whether or not Apple will include LTE connectivity in its new iPhone. As it is, Apple has indeed included GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+ and finally, LTE connectivity options in iPhone 5.
HSPA+ will be able to provide the users with speeds up to 21 Mbps where LTE will go up to 100 Mbps. In the U.S., the carriers with which iPhone 5 will be available is Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Longer battery life, even with LTE usage:
What is very exciting is the fact that iPhone 5 comes with an even better battery life as compared to iPhone 4S, even when it packs more hardware and features such as LTE. It is able to last for 8 hours with LTE usage and 10 hours when used for Wi-Fi browsing.
8-megapixel camera with 1080p video:
The camera on iPhone 5 is also a beauty, with an 8-megapixel sensor and a 5-element lens. Compared to the camera in iPhone 4S, this camera can capture images with a 40% faster speed. The camera can capture 1080p video whereas the front-facing camera can capture 720p video.
The device comes with three microphones and finally, the ability to make FaceTime calls over cellular networks(!), a feature users have long been craving for.
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