The new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in India from 29 September. The bezel-less iPhone X will arrive later, on 3 November. Online platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart have got some interesting deals and offers for buyers who pre-order the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today.
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The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen and 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen size like their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There are several under-the-hood improvements and subtle design changes. For instance, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus display can reproduce colours better than predecessors. The back panel now has a layer of glass, which makes the new iPhones slightly thicker. They also support wireless charging and are powered by a superior A11 Bionic chipset which Apple claims is 70% faster than the A10 Fusion chipset used in last year’s iPhones.
The iPhone 8 is priced at Rs64,000 (64GB) and Rs77,000 (256GB), while the iPhone 8 Plus is priced at Rs73,000 (64GB) and Rs86,000 (256GB).
Flipkart is offering an exchange offer of up to Rs23,000 on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However the full discount is available only on exchange with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Even with Galaxy S8+ you get a discount of Rs15,300. There is an additional discount of Rs3,000 with exchange on old iPhones.
With Citibank credit cards, there is an additional cashback offer of Rs10,000. With Axis bank credit cards you can get 5% off. This means you can get a 64GB iPhone 8 for as low as Rs28,000, the 256 GB variant for Rs41,000. The iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB will cost Rs37,000 and the 256GB variant will cost you Rs50,000.
Amazon.in is giving an exchange offer of up to Rs12,000 but only with the likes of iPhone 6s. There is no iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus or even Samsung Galaxy S7 in list of devices you can exchange. You can save Rs3,000 more if you are exchanging an older iPhone. With these deals you can get the 64GB iPhone 8 for Rs49,000 and the 256GB variant for Rs62,000. The iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB storage will cost Rs58,000 and 256GB will cost Rs71,000.
Amazon is also offering some special deals on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in association with Reliance Jio. It includes direct Rs10,000 discount on Citibank credit cards and a 70% buyback offer after 12 months on upgrading to the next iPhone. Customer will have to subscribe for Jio-iPhone plan worth Rs9,588 which will provide 3GB of 4G data every day for a year.