In line to our previous report, Apple has today launched its latest smartphones — iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India. The smartphones are coming to India after almost a month of its official launch in the US. While official launch happens today, the phones were available for pre-order in India.
However, the company is departing from its usual sales strategy for these latest phones. This time, instead of making smartphones available at mid-night, the company has decided that the phones will be available from 7 PM through Apple authorized retailer.
As of the pricing, the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants of the iPhone 7 are priced at Rs 60,000, Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively in India. The bigger-screen iPhone 7 Plus models are priced at Rs 72,000 for 32GB, Rs 82,000 for 128GB, and Rs 92,000 for 256GB.
Both the smartphones will be available in in Gold, Jet Black, Matte Black, Rose Gold, and Silver colour variants in India. Apart from the new colours and new storage capacities, there are several major differences between the last generation and the current generation iPhone models.
One of the biggest difference is the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack and the IP67 rating for dust, splash, and water resistance. The current generation is lighter and faster than the previous, and comes bundled with Lightning-powered EarPods.
To remind you of the specs, the iPhone 7 has a 3D Touch-enabled 4.7-inch Retina HD display and is powered by the Apple A10 Fusion processor alongside the M10 motion co-processor. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a six-element lens, optical image stabilisation, a Quad-LED True Tone flash, and a sapphire crystal lens cover.
The rear camera on the phone is also capable of 4K video recording at 30fps, and 1080p HD video recording at 60fps. On the front, there is a 7-megapixel camera which is capable of 1080p HD video recording.
On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus sports a 3D Touch-enabled 5.5-inch Retina HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Apart from the camera specs, most of the other specs in this bigger variant remains same as of iPhone 7.
It packs dual rear camera setup – one 12-megapixel wide angle lens camera with an f/1.8 aperture, and one 12-megapixel telephoto lens camera with an f/2.8 aperture.
While Apple has launched its flagship smartphone in India, Samsung is yet to re-launch its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in India. Earlier, the sales of Galaxy Note 7 were halted in India due to the battery issues.