IPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression

Saturday, 20 Oct, 2018

The iPhone XR should also be available on some e-commerce platforms as well, but details on that are still unknown at the moment. The sale of the iPhone XR in India will commence on October 26, but pre-ordering the device will help buyers beat the rush on the sale day. The iPhone XR, unlike the XS and XS Max, features an LCD and single-lens camera.

Also, you'll have to be a Sam's Club member and activate the phone from October 26th through October 28th with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

What's great about the deal is that it's a good incentive to go for an iPhone XR model with more onboard storage than the basic 64GB model. It will be sold in Black, Blue, Coral, PRODUCT (RED), White, and Yellow colour options. Some reports from last month have suggested that Apple changed suppliers due to manufacturing issues with the iPhone XR.

As part of that note, Kuo has suggested that Apple will follow a similar pattern in 2019 by releasing 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch devices with an embedded OLED display as well as an LCD-based device which sits in the middle with a 6.1-inch display.

There is also a True Depth camera module at the front including an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, infrared camera, front camera and Dot projector.

The iPhone XR measures 150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 194.00 grams.

Contract pricing will be revealed tomorrow but expect this device to set you back around £40 per month. The A12 Bionic chip has a six-core fusion architecture with two performance cores that are up to 15 per cent faster, four efficiency cores that are up to 50 per cent more efficient, a four-core GPU that is up to 50 per cent faster.

iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900 for 64GB storage. Sarcasm aside, well-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has done exactly that, predicting that Apple will continue to offer three iPhone models as part of next year's refresh.