Alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Apple has as expected unveiled the 5.5″ version, which it has opted to call the ‘iPhone 6 Plus’. Features, specs , price and release date detailed below!
The new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus poses the aesthetic design as the 4.7″ model, but it differs the size of the display and overall form factor, and however there are some noticeable specifications.
Almost, the iPhone 6 Plus is thin as the 4.7-inch edition and with the depth of just 7.1 mm, it’ll be similar to what the iPhone 5s got at 7.6mm, and the 4.7″ handset at 6.9mm thick, which would be the thinnest iPhone of all time.
The power button is located on the side of the device, as with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model – that makes user easier to reach the button with just the one hand.
The iPhone 6 Plus will be available in Spray Gray, White+Gold and White+Silver color options. Three out there, so I’ll definitely choose the gold first.
It all remains an 8-megapixel offering with “all-new iSight camera”. According to Apple’s Phil Schiller, it comes with a new True Tone flash, an f2.2 aperture and enhanced macro and landscape shooting.
The iPhone 6 includes digital image stabilization and also features Slo-mo at 240fps, yes, that’s twice as fast (or slower, depending on how you look at it) than before. while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first ever device with optical image stabilization (OIS). Notably, the rear-facing camera can also shoot 1080p video at 30 or 60fps, while Slo-mo will manage 240fps. Not bad.
The new iPhone 6 Plus offers a 5.5-inch ‘HD’ display that Apple has touted with Ion-strengthened glass. Not a sapphire glass, which sould apparently help in protecting the iPhone 6 Plus against scrapes, scratches and other cosmetic damage.
iPhone 6 Plus will be the first smartphone (phablet) to sport full HD 1080p resolution. Even the 4.7-inch model at 1334×750 – no matching with the 1920 x 1080p resolution of the iP6 Plus. It offers 185% more pixels than the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 6 Plus is powered by the dual-core A8 processor and its 25% faster than the A7 of the iPhone 5s and with 50% faster graphics, the entire experience should feel very slick and accomplished. The iPhone 6 Plus is yet another 64-bit smartphone announced today.
Still got M8 motion coprocessor on board as well, which is designed to pick up on movement-based date for fitness apps without draining your precious droplets of battery.
Although the smaller iPhone 6 alongside the iPhone 6 Plus offers an optimized, 500 dpi TouchID fingerprint sensor, which Apple is all set to add this feature to both the iPads this fall. Now, it looks to have become a standard feature of Apple’s wider iOS joy.
Now, there’s a 128GB storage option to compete with, adding to the pre-existing 16GB and 64GB options. No microSD card slot implemented, this move will appease the power users previously off-put by the lack of anything higher than 64GB.
It supports 20 LTE bands, which is up from 13 with the iPhone 5s, and includes a neat “carrier aggregation” feature used to achieve optimum speeds. Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC (near-field communication) are also offered.
About the iPhone 6 Plus’s battery life, Apple has given the rating to deliver with up to 24 hours of talk time over 3G. It should outlast the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 by considerable margins and quite a leap from 10 hours on the iPhone 5s.
First the “reachability” feature – accessible to those on the standard iPhone 6, sees the interface side downwards when the home button is double-tapped, making it incredibly easy to users to navigate the entire UI with just one hand.
Yet another software-specific feature adorning the iPhone 6 Plus is that of the iPad-like interface. Not only the layout structure it follow that of company’s tablet when in landscape mode. Although, the iPhone 6 Plus borrows much of its design language from the iPad.
Price and Release Date
iPhone 6 Plus pricing: the 16, 64 and 128GB models will retail for $299, $399, and $499 contract, respectively, in the United States. Pricing of unlocked models hasn’t been disclosed, yet. There is no 32GB version, instead we get 128GB model priced at $499.
The iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order on September 12th, and will hit shelves on September 19th.