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Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus pre-order: Top deals on Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Digital

If you are planning to upgrade to the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, check out our detailed list of deals available across Amazon, Flipkart and Reliance.

tech Updated: Sep 22, 2017 19:38 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
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The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale on September 29 in India. (AFP)

Apple’s latest smartphones, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, scheduled to go on sale from September 29, went up for pre-orders across online and offline stores on Friday. Ahead of the sale, e-commerce companies such as Amazon, Flipkart and large-format stores like Reliance Digital announced attractive deals on the new iPhones.

If you’re planning to buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, here’s an overview of the best deals available. However, before we do that, here are a few important things you should know:

Where to pre-order?

The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available online through Infibeam, Amazon, Jio.com, Flipkart and others. The smartphones will also be available through Reliance Digital, Croma, Brightstar, and authorised resellers such as Redington, among others.

What’s the price?

The Apple iPhone 8 64GB model is priced at Rs 64,000 and its 256GB variant will be available for Rs 77,000. The iPhone 8 Plus 64GB model is priced at Rs 73,000 while the 256GB variant comes for Rs 86,000.

Who’s offering what?

Reliance Digital is offering a bunch of offers with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Under a buyback offer, you are eligible for “70% of the original purchase price as buyback amount on return of the device after a year.” The same offer is available through Amazon.in, MyJio, Jio.com and JioStore. Citibank Credit Card customers are eligible for Rs 10,000 cashback on purchase of the new iPhone on the first day of the sale.

Reliance Jio is also offering a special tariff plan for the new phones. Under its Rs 799 plan, postpaid Jio users will get 90GB of data per month along with free subscription to Jio’s premium applications. The same data plan is available for prepaid users.

Infibeam is giving a straightforward deal and promises shipping the phones two to three days from the release date. There’s an EMI option that starts at Rs 3,043 for the base model of the iPhone 8.

Flipkart is offering a No Cost EMI from Rs 5334 for the base model of the iPhone 8. The e-commerce company is giving an additional up to Rs 23,000 off on exchanging your older smartphone. An extra Rs 3,000 discount will be given on regular exchange on Apple iPhone (this offer is available between pre-orders placed before September 26 and in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad.).

The e-commerce company is offering an additional 10% discount on customers buying through SBI debit and credit cards. On payments through PhonePe and Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards, Flipkart gives you a 10% cashback and an extra 5% discount respectively. There’s also a Rs 10,000 cashback offer for Citi Credit and World Debit Card holders.

More deals?

If you are not really interested in the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you should consider the deals being offered by Paytm, Amazon and Flipkart. You can check out our stories on deals on Flipkart and Amazon here. On Friday, Paytm conducted a flash sale on select devices including Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB, iPhone 7 Red 256GB, and Google Pixel 128GB.

The three smartphones are available at Rs 61,999 (Rs 76,999 after discount + Rs 15,000 cashback), Rs 49,990 (Rs 59,990 after discount + Rs 10,000 cashback), and Rs 41,650 (Rs 49,000 after discount + Rs 7,350 cashback) respectively.

“Customers can expect smartphones from brands like Apple, Samsung, Google Pixel, Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola, Gionee, Intex, Oppo, Vivo, Gionee, ASUS Zenfones, Panasonic, Lenovo at up to Rs. 15,000 Cashback and the Samsung J3 Pro at Rs. 7090,” said Paytm in a release.

“In laptops (HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Fujistu, ASUS). Macbook Air 2017 will feature Rs. 14,000 Cashback and will slash its effective price from Rs. 58,990 to Rs. 44,990. Handpicked Intel Core i3 Windows Laptops will offer flat Rs. 8,000 cashback. The best selling Tvs (Sony, Samsung, LG, VU Televisions, Panasonic, Micromaxat upto Rs 15000 cashback,” it further said.

First Published: Sep 22, 2017 15:30 IST