Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus into the world, inspiring praise and criticism in equal measures. The brand’s already revealed the price and launch dates for the handsets in India.
Starting off with the iPhone X, the bezel-less wonder is set to hit India in the first wave of release. This is pretty unusual since Apple normally makes its devices available after a delay in the country. However, this may have something to do with the fact that the smartphone itself has been delayed, arriving much later than the iPhone 8 pair.
The iPhone X will go up for pre-orders in India starting from October 27 and hit shelves on November 3. The 64GB variant is set to cost Rs 89000, while the 256GB one will set buyers back by a gargantuan Rs 102000. This is expensive even by Apple standards, begging the question of who exactly will be willing to shell out more than a lakh for a phone.
Moreover, the 64GB iPhone X is selling at $999 in the US. That converts to Rs 64070, a huge difference. The gap can be explained away by taxes, but at the end of the day only the super-rich will be able to afford a Rs 89000/102000 smartphone.
Specifications of the iPhone X:
– OS: iOS 11
– Display: 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED, 2436 x 1125 pixels
– CPU: A11 Bionic
– Storage: 64GB/256GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 7MP front
– Weight: 174g
– Size: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0
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As for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, pre-orders are set to kick off from September 22 and sales on September 29. The former will be vended at Rs 64000 (64GB) and Rs 77000 (256GB). The latter takes things up a notch at Rs 73000 and Rs 86000, respectively.