Apple iPhone X pre-orders in India start on 27 October, a week ahead of launch
There isn’t much of a wait now. The Apple iPhone X is arriving in India on 3 November, and will be the final piece of the three-part jigsaw to land on our shores—the others being the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple has confirmed that pre-orders for the iPhone X will start on 27 October, a week ahead of the official availability.
The iPhone X sports a price tag of Rs89,000 for the 64GB variant, and Rs1,02,000 for the 256GB variant.
This time around, Apple is releasing the iPhone X in India along with countries such as the US and the UK. Apart from India, the iPhone pre-orders start on 27 October in other “first wave” countries, including Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the US, among others.
The iPhone X is the first iPhone to adopt the “bezel-less” design language, which allows for a larger 5.8-inch display, compared with the iPhone 8 Plus which has a 5.5-inch display. This is also the first iPhone with an OLED display, and is HDR capable for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards for 4K content.
This is without doubt a phone of many firsts. The Face ID technology has been introduced for the first time as well, where a camera system called TrueDepth uses the sensors sitting just above the display, and maps your face with as many as 30,000 invisible dots to allow you to unlock the phone.
In terms of processing power, the iPhone X runs the A11 Bionic processor, which is up to 75% faster than the predecessor depending on the number of cores an app or game uses. The new neural engine performs up to 600 billion operations per second for real-time processing, and is designed for specific machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms—this is also the foundation for facial recognition FaceID feature and the fun Animojis.