Apple has gone full phablet. The company on Tuesday announced the latest member of its smartphone lineup, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
The iPhone 6 Plus shares the same internal specs as the iPhone 6, but with a higher resolution of 1920×1080, leading to a pixel-density of 401 ppi (pixels per inch). That might not be quite as high as the quad-HD resolutions we’re seeing from the LG G3 and the SamsungGalaxy Note 4, but it’s a record for Apple devices.
The iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 64-bit A8 processor with a brand new camera sensor.
Like the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus has an 8 megapixel camera with True Tone flash and a 2.2 aperture and an all new sensor. The panorama mode can now do 43 megapixel panoramas.
The iPhone 6 Plus also has optical image stabilization, a step up from the digital stabilization on the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 Plus’ camera, like the iPhone 6, now also lets users take slow motion videos at 240 fps, up from 120 fps with the iPhone 5S. It also has built-in cinematic video stabilization.
There is also a new continuous autofocus mode in video and an improved front-facing camera for HDR “burst” selfies.
The iPhone 6 Plus will be available in three colors — gold, space gray and silver — on Sept. 19 in nine countries. Apple is pricing the iPhone 6 Plus at $100 more than the iPhone 6, meaning that it starts at $299 (with contract) for a 32GB device. A 64GB iPhone 6 Plus is $399 with contract and a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus is $499 with a contract. Pre-orders begin this Friday.