Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red variants launched in India : Specifications, Price and availability

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Apple (PRODUCT) RED Editions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are finally available for sale in India. The special edition iPhones are up for pre-orders on Flipkart, however, interested customers can also head to their nearest authorised Apple reseller to buy the RED Edition iPhones starting today. In terms of the pricing, Apple hasnt changed the price of its special edition iPhones.

Price and availability

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are available in 64GB and 256GB models starting at Rs 67,940 and goes up to Rs 91,110. The 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 costs Rs 67,940, while the 256GB storage variant costs Rs 81,500. On the other hand, the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus costs Rs 77,560 and the 256GB variant is priced at Rs 91,110.

All the handsets are listed on domestic e-commerce marketplace Flipkart for pre-order and there are a few offers for potential users. Users can get up to Rs 16,000 off on exchange. There is also an option to get 5% extra discount on Axis Bank Buzz Credit card.

Now with black front panel

The glass-backed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus end up having a noticeably different look in this red model when compared to the (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that came out last year. The red colour on the newer iPhones is a lot brighter and glossier shade, while the older iPhones had more of a matte red finish to them. It is also great to see that Apple listened to its fans and equipped the Product RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with black front panels. The previous Product RED iPhones came with white display panels which just weren’t very aesthetically pleasing.

 

Specifications

Besides the new colours, all the other specifications remain same of both the smartphones.

The Apple iPhone 8 sports a 4.7-inch Retina screen, while the bigger variant comes with 5.5-inch Retina screen. The devices are powered by the company’s own latest 10nm A11 Bionic chipset with a 6-core processor. It is claimed to be 25% faster than the A10, which powers the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones.