Apple iPhone XR Specification, Features, Price and Release Date

The Apple iPhone XR is for sure the last of its kind, as it still came with an LCD screen. But the screen is quite taller – a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, so you are entitled to a more surface area than an iPhone 8 Plus, even when you account for the notch. Let me show you some of the Apple iPhone XR key features, specification, price and release date.

Apple iPhone XR Specification, Features, Price and Release Date

Apple iPhone XR Features

Apple has a new name for the display the Apple iPhone XR came with – Liquid Retina. Putting the name aside, the pixel density is the same as the iPhone 8 Retina display (326ppi), resolution is 822 x 11792 pixel (which is below 1080p). This LCD panel did gain the 120Hz touch sensing and wider color gamut of its AMOLED-based siblings.

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The Apple iPhone XR came with a single camera, which is essentially the main module of the XS camera. It has the larger 1.4µm pixels and all the advanced shooting techniques (Smart HDR, adjustable bokeh) that the Apple A12 Bionic chipset enables. Yup, this one uses the same chipset as the iPhones that cost $250 more.


Still with the Apple iPhone XR, the manufacturer did ditch the Touch ID fingerprint reader in favour of the Face ID scanner, so Apple’s 2018 iPhones are consistent on that count. To be precise, all three iPhones uses the same new True Depth camera for Face ID.


The Apple iPhone XR is the more budget-conscious model, so its highest storage capacity is 256GB, though the base is the same 64GB as the Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. It has a 128GB middle storage option as well. The iPhone XR evokes memories of the 5c with its boldly-colored exterior. Apple is offering Blue, Yellow, Coral, Black and Product Red.

Apple iPhone XR Specification


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM) – for China
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A



Announced 2018, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October 26th



Build Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China
  – IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)



Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.1 inches, 91.4 cm2
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~324 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  – 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
– Wide color gamut display
– 120 Hz touch-sensing



OS iOS 12
Chipset Apple A12 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)



Card slot No
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM



Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama), panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps



Single 7 MP, f/2.2
Features Face detection, HDR
Video 1080p@60fps



Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter



WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector



Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
  – Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
– Qi wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor



  Non-removable Li-Ion battery



Colours Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral
Price About 850 EUR

Apple iPhone XR Price and Release Date

The Apple iPhone XR price for the 64GB base storage version is $750 in the United States, £749 in the United Kingdom, and €849 across Europe. Pre-order of the iPhone XR starts on October 19, 2018 and shipment will commence on October 26, 2018.


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