Apple iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Pre-Orders Begin In India
The newly launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have finally reached the Indian shores. Pre-bookings for both the phones have commenced in India via online and offline outlets. Just like the launch of any premium smartphone, the pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPone 8 Plus are accompanied by a slew of data and cashback offers through both online and offline retailers. The phone can be pre-ordered from Amazon, Flipkart, authorised Apple Resellers, Redington stores, and Jio Stores.
Jio, in order to lure customers to buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through its channels, has announced a special tariff plan just for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus consumers. If you pre-order any of the phones between September 22 and Seotmber 29 and make the payment through CitiBank credit card, you get cashback of Rs 10000. If you pre-order the phone from Reliance Digital, Jio.com, Jio Store, or MyJio app, you get 70% cashback if you return the handset after a year. This essentially means that if you buy the 256GB variant of iPhone 8 Plus for Rs 86000, and return the phone a year later, you get Rs 60200 cashback. The condition here is that the consumer must use a Jio sim for the period, and while returning it to claim the cashback.
The specifications of both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are top-notch.
The Apple iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch 1334 x 750 px True Tone display and thick bezels around it. The smartphone now has a glass back and a metal frame around it for wireless charging. In terms of the display and overall footprint of the phone, not much has changed from the iPhone 7. The display size, resolution and bezels are the same except for the wireless charging capabilities. The new iPhone 8 will run iOS 11 and has the same battery size as the iPhone 7. Under the hood, the Phone 8 has the new A11 Bionic chipset with a neural transmitter. It’s a six-core chip with two high-performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10, and four low-performance cores that the company says are 70 percent faster than the old model. There’s also a new Apple-designed GPU that’s 30 percent faster, with the same performance as the A10 at half the power. The phone will be available in Space Gray, Gold and Silver, and have two storage variants, 64GB and 256GB
In terms of optics, the new iPhone 8 has the same 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture with a few software upgrades and OIS. Apple claims the new camera is larger and faster than the previous generation. On the front is a 7MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture which records 1920 x 1080 px videos at 30fps.
iPhone 8 Plus
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 px True Tone display. The display size, resolution and the thick bezels are reminiscent of the iPhone 7 Plus with the exception of the glass back panel, same as the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 Plus will also run iOS 11 out of the box and shares the same battery size as the iPhone 7 Plus. Under the hood, the iPhone 8 Plus the Apple A11 Bionic chipset with a neural transmitter and the new Apple GPU, same as the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 Plus will also be available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, and have two storage variants, 64GB and 256GB.
On the camera front, the iPhone 8 Plus features a 12MP dual-camera setup. The primary wide angle lens has an f/1.7 aperture and the secondary telephoto lens has an f/2.8 aperture. The new “Portrait Lighting” feature allows users to adjust the lighting for portrait shots. On the front is a 7MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture which records 1920 x 1080 px videos at 30fps. The dual-cameras at the back record 4K videos at 60fps.