Apple has launched the successor of iPhone 6 Plus, dubbed the Apple iPhone 6s Plus at an event in San Francisco. The iPhone 6s Plus comes with same aesthetics as its predecessor however there are several tweaks in the hardware specifications.
Under the hood, it is powered by Apple A9 processor paired with M9 motion coprocessor and 2GB of RAM. The device features a 5.5-inch LED-backlit display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and pixel desnity of 401 ppi. The smartphone runs Apple’s iOS 9 out-of-the-box which will be made available to existing iOS devices on September 16. It will be available in three storage variants- 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.
On camera front, the iPhone 6s Plus sports a 12 mega pixel iSight rear camera with true tone dual LED flash, OIS, 4K video recording and slow motion video recording 720p at 240fps. There is also a 5 mega pixel front facing camera with Retina Flash which turns the display to bright pink while capturing images to give more light just like flash.
It comes with 3D Force Touch feature which recognizes three types of taps- tap, press and long press to perform different functions. The new Touch ID fingerprint scanner is also said to be twice as fast as the predecessor. The device comes with always on ‘Hey Siri’ which lets users invoke virtual assistant without pressing any buttons.
The battery capacity of the iPhone 6s Plus is not known yet, however, as per company’s website it is claimed to deliver up to 24 hours hours of talk time on 3G and up to 16 days of standby time. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
Specifications & Features Of Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Processor: 64-bit Apple A9 with M9 motion coprocessor
- Operating System: iOS 9
- Display: 5.5-inch LED-backlit (1920×1080 pixels, 401 ppi)
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 16GB/64GB/128GB
- Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel iSight with true tone dual LED flash,OIS, 4K video recording and slow motion video recording 720p at 240fps
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with Retina Flash
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
- Dimensions: 158.2×77.9×7.3mm
- Weight: 192 grams
Price & Availability
The Apple iPhone 6s Plus is priced at $299 for 16GB variant and $499 for the 128GB variant for two year contract in the US. The unlocked iPhone 6s Plus comes at starting price of $749 (approximately Rs 48,690). It will go on sale in the US from September 25, 2015. It will be available in four color variants- Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold. There is no word on Indian pricing and availability of the device as of now.