iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus red variants launched in India; price starts at Rs 67,940
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are identical to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models released in September last year. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features Retina HD display and the Next-Gen A11 Bionic chip.
Apple on Monday announced the launch of red models of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which will be available online in select countries and regions beginning tomorrow. In India, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus red variants will be available in May. Both phones are red in colour and have been launched as part of Apple's partnership with Product (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone will be available in 64GB and 256GB models respectively - starting at Rs 67,940 -- from May at Apple authorised resellers and select carriers in India. Apple also introduced a new (PRODUCT) RED iPhone X Leather Folio for Rs 7,000.
The two handsets iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are identical to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models released in September last year. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features Retina HD display and the Next-Gen A11 Bionic chip. A11 Bionic, touted as the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores. A11 Bionic also integrates an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. All this power enables incredible new machine learning, AR apps and immersive 3D games.
The iPhones feature an improved 12-megapixel camera. The new camera come with with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps. The Apple-designed video encoder provides real-time image and motion analysis for optimal quality video. With iOS 11, both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus support HEIF and HEVC for up to two times compression and storage for twice the photos and videos.
iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12-megapixel cameras and introduces Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, bringing dramatic studio lighting effects to iPhone, allowing customers to capture stunning portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.
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