iPhone X goes on sale in India at 6pm IST on Friday as part of the first wave of availability for the eagerly anticipated smartphone. With the iPhone X price in India going as high as Rs. 1,02,000, it is the first mainstream handset in the country to cross the Rs. 1 lakh-mark. However, availability might be an issue as the company might not be able to meet the high demand for the full-screen iPhone X. The smartphone was put up for pre-orders last Friday with various offers in India including Rs. 10,000 cashback for Citibank credit card users, a Jio Buyback Offer, and more. Reliance Jio had its own pre-order offers as well, while Airtel did not offer pre-orders, but is providing cashback for a limited period between 6pm IST Friday and 7am IST on Saturday via its online store.
Apart from India, the iPhone X goes on sale in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US, and US Virgin Islands for the very first time on Friday.
iPhone X price in India
iPhone X India price starts at Rs. 89,000 for the 64GB version, while the 256GB version is priced at Rs. 1,02,000. The smartphone will be available in Silver and Space Grey colours. Apple has already revealed pricing of the Apple-designed accessories like leather and silicone cases, which will be available starting at Rs. 3,500. An all-new iPhone X leather folio will be available at Rs. 8,600 while a Lightning Dock in colour-matching metallic finishes will be available at Rs. 4,700.
At this price, the iPhone X will be the most expensive smartphone in the country with closest rival being the Pixel 2 XL, which went up for pre-orders in India on Thursday at Rs. 73,000 for the base variant. Apple's own iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale in India back last month. The iPhone 8 price in India starts at Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and is Rs. 77,000 for the 256GB model. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB storage models come at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000, respectively.
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iPhone X specifications and features
iPhone X is the company's first all-screen smartphone and sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina display. It packs Face ID, wireless charging, all glass and surgical-grade stainless steel body. It also comes with water and dust resistance. It has two 12-megapixel cameras with OIS. The rear camera now packs dual optical image stabilisation which includes new colour filter, deeper pixels, and image signal processor. There's a 7-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera. It is powered by A11 Bionic processor which comes with neural engine for supporting machine learning, augmented reality and 3D gaming. The iPhone X sports an all glass and stainless steel design with all-screen display.