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This hottest tech hit­ting this month, in­clud­ing new iPhones, Asus’ Zen­fone and VU TVs!

Oh, the iPhone 8 is here?

We know all eyes are on the iPhone X but tra­di­tion can’t be bro­ken by not launch­ing one. So we get iPhone num­ber 8 even though we ex­pect the X to can­ni­balise its sales.

Sure but you’ve mis­tak­enly put up the iPhone 7 there.

Ac­tu­ally you’re the one who’s mis­taken! The iPhone 8 looks al­most in­dis­tin­guish­able from its pre­de­ces­sor with those large bezels at the top and bot­tom but there is a ma­jor change. The alu­minium back is gone in place of thicker glass.

No! Why did this hap­pen?

Ap­ple did this to sup­port Qi wire­less charg­ing which oth­er­wise wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with alu­minium. Wired quick charg­ing has also been added but, you’ll have to shell out ex­tra as only the reg­u­lar charger will be bun­dled.

What’s up on the pro­cess­ing front?

The new A11 Bionic is be­ing used across all mod­els launched this year. It prom­ises ma­jor pro­cess­ing im­prove­ments with faster per­for­mance. The in­te­grated Im­age Sig­nal Pro­ces­sor es­pe­cially en­joys bet­ter pixel pro­cess­ing, quicker low light aut­o­fo­cus and noise re­duc­tion.

Atleast an im­prove­ment over 7. Lets talk about the cam­era.

Sure, iPhone 8 has a 12MP wide an­gle cam­era with f/1.8 aper­ture and Op­ti­cal Im­age Sta­bil­i­sa­tion. The iPhone 8 Plus sports a dual lens setup pair­ing a 12MP f/1.8 sen­sor with a 12MP f/2.8 tele­photo lens. The Plus also gets a new Por­trait Light­ing mode that is sup­posed to give a ‘pro­fes­sional’ look.

I heard stuff about a new OLED screen.

Those were just ru­mours. Stop read­ing rub­bish sites when you have us! The same retina IPS screen has been used here on both the 4.7” and 5.5” screens.

Dare I ask the pric­ing?

You can but no guar­an­tees on whether you’ll like it. The iPhone 8 64GB vari­ant is priced at `64,000 while the 256GB model costs `77,000. iPhone 8 Plus is `73,000 for 64GB and `86,000 for 256GB stor­age.

9 10 The new Bionic pro­ces­sor is ca­pa­ble of de­vot­ing all six cores si­mul­ta­ne­ously to one task

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