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Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus to launch in India on September 29, prices start at Rs 64,000

Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

tech Updated: Sep 13, 2017 01:16 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
The new iPhones are coming later this month.
The new iPhones are coming later this month.(Apple)

Apple on Tuesday launched its latest iPhones, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, at its Apple Park. The new iPhones are incremental upgrades over the last year’s iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in India from September 29, with the prices starting at Rs 64,000.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space grey, silver and an all-new gold finish in 64GB and 256GB models. The company is also offering in-house designed accessories including leather and silicon cases in a variety of colours, starting at Rs 3,100. Lightning Docks in colour-matching metallic finishes will also be available for Rs 4,700.

Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus: Specifications, features

The Apple iPhone 8 comes with 4.7-inch Retina HD display whereas the iPhone 8 Plus sports a larger 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The smartphones run on iOS 11 out-of-the-box and are powered by Apple’s newest A11 Bionic chipset.

The newer SoC also comes integrated with in-house designed GPU which is claimed to deliver 30% faster graphics performance than the previous generation. With built-in neural engine, the A11 Bionic chipset features machine learning and Augmented Reality (AR) support. The GPU further enables graphics at 60fps.

The iPhone 8 comes with singular 12-megapixel sensor with HDR mode, quad LED True Tone Flash and 4K videos up to 60fps and 1080p slow motion videos at 240 fps. The iPhone 8 Plus comes with dual 12-megapixel sensor with Portrait Mode (also includes Portrait Lighting) that delivers shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.

With the iPhone 8 series, Apple has finally embraced the wireless charging. The smartphones are compatible with Qi standards. The company has also introduced two new wireless charging mats from Belkin and mophie. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X launched

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 01:09 IST

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