The hardware specs that power the iPhone 6s Plus

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Earlier today, Apple unveiled iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at its special event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. 

While we knew from rumors that it will be powered by a faster processor, and also come with better cameras, 3D Touch etc, we didn’t know the exact details of the internals. We now have the full iPhone 6s Plus specs sheet for you to cast your eyes over.

The shorter version: iPhone 6s Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Retina HD display with 3D Touch with a resolution of1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi. It also comes with a faster A9 chip with embedded M9 motion coprocessor, 12MP rear-facing iSight camera, 5MP front-facing FaceTime camera, faster LTE modem, faster Wi-Fi and second generation Touch ID.

Here’re the complete technical specifications of the iPhone 6s Plus:


iPhone 6s Plus

OS iOS 9
Chips A9 chip with 64-bit architecture

Embedded M9 motion coprocessor

RAM 2 GB (to be confirmed)
Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch

5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen next-generation Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology and Taptic Engine

1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi

1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)

500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)

Full sRGB standard

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Display Zoom


Dimensions Height: 158.2 mm

Width: 77.9 mm

Depth: 7.3 mm

Weight 192 grams
iSight Rear Camera 12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Live Photos

Optical image stabilization

Improved local tone mapping

Improved noise reduction

Sapphire crystal lens cover

True Tone flash

Backside illumination sensor

Five-element lens

Hybrid IR filter

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Tap to focus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Face detection

“Panorama (up to
63 megapixels)”

Auto image stabilization 

Burst mode

Timer mode

Photo geotagging

Video Recording 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

True Tone flash

Optical image stabilization for video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilization

Cinematic video stabilization

Continuous autofocus video

Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom

Face detection

3x zoom

Video geotagging

FaceTime Front Camera 5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR for photos and videos

Backside illumination sensor

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Timer mode

Battery Not yet known
Battery life Talk time: Up to 24 hours on 3G

Standby time: Up to 16 days

Internet use (3G): Up to 12 hours

Internet use (LTE): Up to 12 hours

Internet use (Wi-Fi): Up to 12 hours

HD video playback: Up to 14 hours

Audio playback: Up to 80 hours

Cellular and Wireless GSM/EDGE




LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41)

802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO

Bluetooth 4.2




Wi-Fi calling

Touch ID Second-generation fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Apple Pay Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores and within apps
Sensors Three-axis gyro


Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor


SIM Card Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning
Storage Capacity 16GB



Colors Silver


Space Gray

Rose Gold

Some aspects of the specifications like the number of cores in the A9 chip and the RAM aren’t known yet. We’ll get to know only when the iPhone has been disassembled.

The tech specs provide some interesting details that Apple didn’t tell us during the event. iPhone 6s Plus is slightly bigger (2mm thicker, 1 mm wider and 1 mm taller) than the iPhone 6 Plus. It is also heavier than the iPhone 6 Plus by 20 grams.

What do you think about the iPhone 6s Plus specs? Are you planning to buy iPhone 6s Plus? Let us know in the comments.

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