Update: (1/11/2013) Reliance Communication will offer iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on 2 year contract in India to HDFC and ICICI bank credit card holders. You will have to pay a sum of Rs. 2,500 and Rs. 2,800 per month for 2 years. For 32 and 64 GB variants you will have to shell out extra 10,000 and 18,000 INR respectively apart from the monthly payments. RCom will also offer you unlimited calls, SMS and 3G Data with this scheme. You can read complete details about all plans by clicking here.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will officially launch in India tomorrow at Apple’s launch event being carried out in various major cities of India. India is amongst the last batch of countries to receive latest iPhones and Reliance communications is amongst the first few who will be selling them at their retail outlets, Reliance World Stores, starting from November 2, 2013.
Apple iPhone 5s comes with the 64 bit A7 chipset which ditches the age old ARMv7 architecture and adopts ARMv8 architecture with new instruction set. This chipset comes with better power optimization option, but we will see the full potential of this technology only more apps are 64 bit compatible.
This phone also comes with a Finger Print scanner which apple calls Touch ID, which is placed just at the right spot merged with the Home button. The Finger print scanner although remains underutilized in iPhone 5s. The back camera has the familiar 8 MP sensor and comes with TrueTone Flash which eliminates the problem of washed out colors. You can read the complete hardware specs details on our iPhone 5s Quick Review.
The iPhone 5c is the plastic iPhone which has replaced iPhone 5 (a metallic body phone), but will give you the consolation of being better adaptable to iOS 7 with good 10 hours of battery backup. The phone comes in various colors and sport apples signature 4 inch Retina Display which is one of the best IPS LCD displays that we have seen.
iPhone 5c also houses a slightly improved camera module with 8 MP BSI sensor with a pixel size of 1.9 micrometer which is larger than the conventional size. The phone is powered by A6 chipset from apple, the same which we had seen in iPhone 5. You can read the complete details on our iPhone 5c quick review.
iPhone 5c 16 GB will be available for Rs. 41,900 and 32 GB will be available for Rs. 53,500. The Apple iPhone 5s will start at 53,500 for the 16 GB model and you will have to shell out 9000 INR extra for each higher storage variant. Apart from Reliance communications other vendors like Infibeam and Airtel will also be retailing iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c soon.