Apple unveiled iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, alongside iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and other announcements at their keynote event earlier this month in Cupertino. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are launching in India on Friday and will retail at a starting price of Rs 64,000 and Rs 73,000, respectively.
According to the Apple website, the devices will be available at authorized Apple stores and also stores of telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone.
Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available for pre-order on Flipkart and Amazon currently.
Both the devices are being offered in two variants with 64GB and 256GB internal storage. The complete price list is as follows:
Jio is also offering a 70 percent buyback offer alongwith the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that will give you a rebate of Rs 44,800. This buyback offer can be availed after 12 months only if the customer continues Jio subscription for that long and recharges their sim with Rs 799-worth iPhone plan for 12 consecutive months.
In addition to this offer, Citibank customers can also avail a cashback of Rs 10,000.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 offers a 4.7-inch LCD display while the iPhone 8 Plus offers a 5.5-inch one. The LCD offers true tone colors, along with cinema wide color gamut. As expected, Apple’s 3D touch will be a part of both the devices.
Apple iPhone had officially embraced wireless charging, which is now a standard feature on both the devices.
The devices now offer stereo speakers for better and more immersive sound while the headphone jack is still missing. And for the first time ever, Apple iPhone has officially embraced wireless charging, which is now a standard feature for both the devices.
The A11 Bionic chip is a six-core processor that combines 4 high-efficiency cores, along with 2 high-performance cores. But that’s not all. This chip also features the first-ever GPU designed completely by Apple, featuring dedicated support for AI and Machine learning.
The GPU is 31% faster compared to the GPU on the A10 chip. It also consumes half the power in comparison with the predecessor.
Water and Dust Resistance
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are Apple’s first smartphones to incorporate laser welding to achieve the most efficient water and dust resistance.
Combined with the new Apple designed ISP, the cameras offer better image quality and digitally reduced noise levels.