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Apple’s most advanced smartphone, iPhone X, goes live in Lagos

by FRANK ELEANYA

December 12, 2017 | 5:32 pm
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It could be a Christmas to remember for many smartphone users in Nigeria as Apple has unveiled iPhone X, its most advanced smartphone in Lagos.

The iPhone X is Apple’s most recent product after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It is also Apple’s first all-screen smartphone designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone line.

It went on general sale in London on November 3, 2017. It has since gone on sale in countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Announcing the smartphone in Lagos amidst top celebrities and corporate heavyweights, Sivadoss Vijayakumar, head of West Africa Operations, Redington, noted the importance of innovation and excellent design in creating devices that address the demands of the users through functionality and emotional value. The iPhone, he said, has consistently bridged the gap between the customers and the brand thereby building a lasting relationship.

“The iPhone has existed in the Nigerian market for a long time and has a reputation of a fashionable feel that every user loves to have,” Vijayakumar said. “We are delighted about this launch. We are happy with the reception from our customers.”

Nigerian smartphone lovers will find the iPhone X a lot more advanced than what the market is used to. But it is super easy to learn and use. Apple itself calls it “the future of smartphone” and there is a lot of merit in that boasts.

On the phone is a super retina display that features a 2436 X 1125 resolution with 458 pixel per inch. It is the highest reolsution and pixel density Apple has introduced in an iPhone.

The iPhone X is resistant to water, splashes and dust, so there is little to worry about if you drop it in the sink or down the toilet.

iPhone X does not come with a home button and Touch ID which means that the display can extend all the way to the edges of the device.

The power and volume buttons stays in the same place as previous iPhones. However the power button – referred to as “side button” on the iPhone X – is more elongated than on other models.

Apple also introduced a range of new gestures to replace the home button. For instance, pressing and holding the side button will launch Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, and pressing the side button and volume together will take a screen shot.

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