iPhone X, described by Apple as “the future of the smartphone”, featuring a new design with an ‘all-screen display’, wireless charging and rear camera with dual optical image stabilisation, will be available to customers for pre-order this Friday, October 27 at 8:01am on apple.com/uk and the Apple Store app.

Apple’s next generation phone will be available in more than 55 countries and territories, and in Apple Stores beginning Friday 3 November at 8am. Stores will have the iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who Apple are “encouraged to arrive early”.

The iPhone X features a glass and stainless steel design and 5.8-inch ‘super retina’ display, A11 ‘bionic chip’ with neural engine for machine learning, augmented reality and immersive 3D gaming experiences, wireless charging and Face ID “delivering an innovative and secure new way to unlock, authenticate and pay”.

The camera that enables Face ID brings ‘portrait mode’ with ‘portrait lighting’ to the front-facing camera “for selfies with a depth-of-field effect and enables Animoji, which captures and analyses over 50 different facial muscle movements to bring emoji to life in a fun new way”.

A redesigned rear camera with dual optical image stabilisation includes a new colour filter, deeper pixels, an improved Apple-designed image signal processor and features Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting “allowing customers to capture stunning photos and videos”.

The all-glass front and back on the iPhone X feature the most durable glass in a smartphone, said Apple, in two finishes, silver and space grey.

Pricing and availability here.