Apple iPhone Xr receives an unofficial price cut

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10 Feb 2019

Apple iPhone Xr prices reduced, now starts at Rs. 70,500

Apple's last year's budget flagship, the iPhone Xr, has reportedly received a price cut in India.

According to Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai-based retailer, the iPhone Xr is now available at its store, starting Rs. 70,500 as against the original launch price of Rs. 76,900.

However, Apple is yet to officially confirm the price revision.

Here's a look at the new prices.

Here's a look at the revised pricing of iPhone Xr

iPhone Xr prices slashed by up to Rs. 6,400

•According to Mahesh Telecom, Apple has slashed the prices of iPhone Xr by upto Rs. 6,400. Notably, the phone was launched at Rs. 76,900 for the 64GB storage variant while the 128GB and 256GB variants were introduced at Rs. 81,900 and Rs. 91,900, respectively.

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Price drop

Revised prices could be applicable to new stock only

Revised prices could be applicable to new stock only

While Apple hasn't yet confirmed this price drop, major online sellers like Flipkart and Amazon continue to offer iPhone Xr at its launch price.

However, in another tweet, Mahesh Telecom claimed that "those who might have old stock may not sell it at a revised price", suggesting that Apple may officially announce the new price of iPhone Xr in India soon.

Design

iPhone Xr: At a glance

To recall, iPhone Xr features an iPhone X-like design with a notched display but with proportional bezels. It also gets a 7000-series aerospace-grade Aluminum frame with a glass back and IP67 dust and water-resistance.

Up front, the notch houses the Face ID setup and front camera while on the rear, there's a single camera module with a quad-LED True Tone flash.

Display

iPhone Xr features the most-advanced LCD display yet

iPhone Xr features the most-advanced LCD display yet

iPhone Xr sports a 6.1-inch "Liquid Retina" LCD display with a 1792x828 pixels resolution, a pixel density of 326ppi and support for P3 wide-color-gamut, Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Further, the phone comes with True Tone display technology that adjusts the color-tone depending on the ambient light.

However, there's no 3D Touch, as seen on iPhone 6S and its successors, but a Haptic Touch.

Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

The iPhone Xr sports a single 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera with OIS, 5x digital zoom, and a Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync.

The primary camera offers features such as Smart HDR, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting and supports 4K video recording at up to 60fps, and 1080p slow-motion recording at 120/240fps.

Up front, there's a 7MP (f/2.2) TrueDepth camera which offers Portrait mode.

Internals

Under the hood

Under the hood

The iPhone Xr, like iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, is powered by the 7nm A12 Bionic chip which has a 6-core CPU, a 4-core GPU and comes paired with an 8-core Apple-designed Neural Engine.

The phone comes in 64GB/128GB/256GB storage options and runs iOS 12 out-of-the-box.

Further, Apple claims iPhone Xr lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus (2,691mAh battery).

Nitty-gritty

Onboard sensors and connectivity options

In terms of onboard sensors, iPhone Xr has Face ID, barometer, three‑axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor.

Connectivity options on the phone include Gigabit LTE, dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) support, GPS, VoLTE, GPS, 802.11a/c Wi‑Fi with 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Lightning port for charging and audio.

Moreover, iPhone Xr supports wireless charging (Qi standard) and fast charging.

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What is the new price of iPhone Xr 256GB model in India?

Are the new prices applicable online also?

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What is the new price of iPhone Xr 256GB model in India?

Asked 2019-02-10 13:05:58 by Paridhi Malhotra

Answered by NewsBytes

According to reports, iPhone Xr 256GB is now priced in India at Rs. 85,900 as compared to its launch price of Rs. 91,900.

Are the new prices applicable online also?

Asked 2019-02-10 13:05:58 by Ajay Khan

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, Apple has not confirmed the new prices and online sellers like Flipkart and Amazon continue to sell iPhone Xr at old prices itself.

What are the camera specifications of iPhone Xr?

Asked 2019-02-10 13:05:58 by Pari Pawar

Answered by NewsBytes

The iPhone Xr sports a single 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera with OIS, 5x digital zoom, and a Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync. Up front, there's a 7MP (f/2.2) 'TrueDepth' camera which offers Portrait mode.

What are the specifications of iPhone Xr?

Asked 2019-02-10 13:05:58 by Paridhi Bhatnagar

Answered by NewsBytes

iPhone Xr sports a 6.1-inch HD+ LCD display with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Haptic Touch. It is powered by the 7nm A12 Bionic chip paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB non-expandable storage options. Further, Apple says iPhone Xr will last up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus (2,691mAh battery).

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