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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus go up for pre-orders in India

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have officially gone up for pre-orders in India, ushering in a number of deals to make them more affordable. Various sites like Amazon, Flipkart and Infibeam have started taking up bookings, in addition to offline chains and Apple resellers.

Starting off with Amazon India, there are two offers on hand here and you’ll have to choose between them. One option promises a 70% buyback from Reliance Jio when you hand in your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus by 31 December 2018. You’ll have to be an active Jio subscriber and the handset itself will have to be in a working condition.

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This deal also includes a Rs 10000 cashback for Citibank Credit and World Debit Cards. The other option gives away an extra Rs 10000 off upon trading in any iPhone, meaning you can get a minimum Rs 10825 off even for the ancient iPhone 4 or a maximum Rs 16400 off for the iPhone 6S.

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Plus, you can also opt for no cost EMIs starting at Rs 5334/month and 10% cashback on your HDFC Bank Credit or Debit Card. Moving on to Flipkart, Apple’s official online partner is also offering the same no cost EMI at Rs 5334/month and Rs 23000 off upon exchange (an extra Rs 3000 from the normal rate).

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There’s also a 10% discount for SBI Debit and Credit cards, Rs 10000 cashback for Citi Credit and World Debit cards, 5% off on Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards, and 10% cashback on payments made via PhonePe. Finally, Infibeam doesn’t appear to have listed any offers yet for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus other than EMI schemes starting at Rs 3043/month.

Specifications of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

– OS: iOS 11
– CPU: A11 Bionic
– Display: 4.7-inch 1334 x 750p (8), 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p (8 Plus)
– Storage: 64GB/256GB
– RAM: 2GB (8), 3GB (8 Plus)
– Camera: 12MP (8)/dual 12MP (8 Plus) rear, 7MP front
– Battery: 1821mAh (8), 2675mAh (8 Plus)
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0

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Reliance Jio is also planning to take up pre-bookings via its website, Reliance Digital outlets, and Jio stores. Other than the 70% buyback scheme, it’s also committing to the same Rs 10000 cashback from Citibank. The operator has also announced a new exclusive plan for the iPhone pair which offers 90GB of 4G data, unlimited calls and texts, and a free subscription to Jio apps.

The iPhone 8 is priced at Rs 64000 (64GB) and Rs 77000 (256GB), while the iPhone 8 Plus goes for Rs 73000 (64GB) and Rs 86000 (256GB). Pre-orders will be live till September 29 when the handsets hit availability.

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