Pre-order new, affordable iPhone from today in UAE

Lawrence Kim
October 20, 2018

The new iPhone XR is up for pre-order this Friday 19 October but it may sell out fast if rumours are accurate.

The aluminium handset is available in white, blue, black, coral, and yellow, along with a special Product Red version. Analysts and pundits are pointing to factors such as the modest $749 price of the entry-level model with 64GB of storage, which of course users can spread over the life of an agreement with a carrier, as one of many reasons sales are likely to be impressive.

The iPhone XR will go on sale in more than 50 countries and territories including Singapore from Oct 26, Apple Singapore said in its news release on Wednesday.

Just like the iPhone XS devices, the new iPhone XR also sports an edge-to-edge display with a notch on the top. What are the iPhone XR's differentiators, compared to the XS line?

The iPhone XR has the same software and the same powerful chip as the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR has an LCD screen, unlike the XS models and their OLED panels, which may be a pro or a con, depending on whether you care or prefer one over the other.

This brings down the effective starting price to Rs 73,055. Also missing is the more durable steel frame as the iPhone XS and XS Max, with the stronger material being replaced with more scratch and bending prone aluminum. Airtel's online store will offer convenient EMI options that come with a built-in postpaid plan, which includes large dollops of data, unlimited calling and bundled premium content. It gets a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HD display (1792x828). It is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and brings 3GB of RAM as per a benchmark site.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone XR packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

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