Apple launches dual camera iPhone 11: pricing and availability in the Philippines


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MANILA, Philippines – The Cupertino, California-based company Apple finally launched today the iPhone 11, with powerful dual-camera system, offering an intuitive camera experience with the highest quality video in a smartphone and Night mode for photos.

Apple launched iPhone 11, with price cut, on September 10, 2019.
Apple launched iPhone 11, with price cut, on September 10, 2019. Screengrab from Apple's YouTube video.

“iPhone 11 is the next generation of iPhone, packed with great new capabilities in an incredible design, including new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras for gorgeous videos and photos, the power and ease of use of iOS 13, and A13 Bionic — the fastest chip ever in a smartphone that quickly handles the tasks that matter most to people every day,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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“With the tight integration between hardware, software and services, the advancements in iPhone 11 bring an unparalleled user experience at an affordable price to even more customers. We think people will love it.”

Precision Design and Display

iPhone 11 features the toughest glass ever in a smartphone. It is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is protected against accidental spills from common liquids such as coffee and soda.

The 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display features wide color support and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience.3 Customers can interact with their favorite apps in a quick, seamless way with Haptic Touch deeply integrated across iOS 13 to provide app shortcuts for everyday tasks right from the Home screen, including taking a selfie in Camera, checking an appointment in Calendar or previewing email within Mail with just a simple press.

Apple launches dual camera iPhone 11
The 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display’s true-to-life all-screen design makes everything look amazing.

A13 Bionic — Fastest Chip in a Smartphone

A13 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, provides unparalleled performance for every task iPhone 11 handles and features up to 20 percent faster CPU and GPU than A12. A13 Bionic is built for machine learning, with a faster Neural Engine for real-time photo and video analysis, and new Machine Learning Accelerators that allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second.

Together, A13 Bionic and iOS 13 make up the best machine learning platform in a smartphone. Built for efficiency, the A13 Bionic also enables great all-day battery life.

All-New Dual-Camera System

iPhone 11 introduces a dual-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras that are deeply integrated into iOS 13, offering the highest quality video in a smartphone and major advancements in photography for the ultimate camera experience.

iPhone 11 shoots beautifully sharp video, with both the Ultra Wide and Wide cameras supporting 4K video with extended dynamic range for more highlight detail and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, users can shoot detailed action videos with the Ultra Wide camera.

The dual-camera system lets users easily zoom between each camera while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, powerful video editing tools are accessible to everyone with the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos instantly all within the new, easy-to-use Camera interface.

A new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels enables Night mode, delivering huge improvements to photos captured in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. Both cameras work together to enable Portrait mode photos for people, pets, objects and more.

Next-generation Smart HDR uses advanced machine learning to capture more natural-looking images with beautiful highlight and shadow detail on the subject and in the background. Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, is a new image processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. Deep Fusion uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.

The dual cameras in iPhone 11 work together to create stunning Portrait mode
The dual cameras in iPhone 11 work together to create stunning Portrait mode images of people, pets, objects and more.

Additional Features

The new Apple-designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology, the first ever in a smartphone, for spatial awareness. With iOS 13.1 coming on September 30, AirDrop gets even better with directionally aware suggestions.

Face ID, the most secure facial authentication in a smartphone, gets up to 30 percent faster and easier to use with improved performance at varying distances and support for more angles.

Spatial audio provides an immersive surround sound experience and Dolby Atmos delivers powerful, moving audio to iPhone 11.

Gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi 6 allow for even faster download speeds4 and Dual SIM with eSIM.


Pricing and Availability

Base model iPhone 11 comes in six new colors including purple, green, yellow, black, white and PRODUCT(RED).

iPhone 11 comes in six new colors including purple, green, yellow, black, white and PRODUCT(RED).

It will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and in stores beginning Friday, September 20, starting at just $699, which is $50 cheaper than last year's budget iPhone XR.

Official suggested retail prices in the United States

  • 64GB - $699 USD
  • 128GB - $749 USD
  • 256GB - $845 USD

As announced, more than 30 countries will be able to pre-order iPhone 11 on the same date with the United States.

Meanwhile, the exact pricing and availability in the Philippines will be announced soon by local carriers and official partners. Price could be from Php 40,000 to Php 50,000 and expected to arrive in October 2019. Stay tuned for the updates.

— The Summit Express


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