In the beginning of April, Apple launched its Product Red Special Edition of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones, and today, the duo have been listed on Flipkart. The listing page on Flipkart states that Product Red edition of both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will go on sale on April 30, 2018.
At the time of the launch, it was announced that along with India, the countries that will get the two iPhones in the third wave are Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE.
Founded in 2006, Product Red works in combating HIV/AIDS in eight African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. Last year too, Apple launched special RED editions of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which was the first time that Apple launched Red colour variants of its flagship phones.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Product Red variants come as the fourth colour version after Silver, Space Grey and Gold.
Price and availability
Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are available in 64GB and 256GB models starting at Rs 67,940 and goes up to Rs 91,110. The 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 costs Rs 67,940, while the 256GB storage variant costs Rs 81,500. On the other hand, the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus costs Rs 77,560 and the 256GB variant is priced at Rs 91,110.
All the handsets are listed on domestic e-commerce marketplace Flipkart for pre-order and there are a few offers for potential users. Users can get up to Rs 16,000 off on exchange. There is also an option to get 5% extra discount on Axis Bank Buzz Credit card.
Besides the new colours, all the other specifications remain same of both the smartphones.
The Apple iPhone 8 sports a 4.7-inch Retina screen, while the bigger variant comes with 5.5-inch Retina screen. The devices are powered by the company’s own latest 10nm A11 Bionic chipset with a 6-core processor. It is claimed to be 25% faster than the A10, which powers the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones.