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Apple enthusiasts in India are in for some treat this festive season with the company launching its latest iPhone XR.

Apple iPhone XR goes up for pre-order in India, with the release next Friday, October 26.

With the offer, new Hala customers will enjoy 10 GB of free data every month for three months and new Shahry and Qatarna customer will enjoy unlimited data for 30 days.

The iPhone XR comes with 6.1” LCD panel, one 12 MP camera on the back and 2,942 mAh battery. The presence of Face ID also means that the iPhone XR does not carry over the fingerprint sensor from the previous generations of iPhones. This brings the effective price of the iPhone to Rs 69,900.

As Apple is not selling an unlocked version just yet (like in the case of the Xs and Xs Max), you can also try your luck with your carrier.

Still, analysts who track Apple's sales are anticipating the iPhone XR will prove to be a popular option given that it has the same processor as the iPhone XS while offering a big screen and price tag that's $250 less.

The phone will be available in blue, yellow, red, black, white and coral similar to the iPhone 5C in 2013. It comes powered by the all-new 7nm Apple A12 Bionic chip featuring a 4-core GPU, 6-core CPU, and a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine.

It features a Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display, which Apple calls the most advanced LCD display ever implemented in a smartphone. It bears an all-glass design with an aluminium frame surrounding the perimeters.

The iPhone XR will be available for purchase in Israel on November 1, while the following countries will get the phone a day later: Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The only difference is how the phones zoom.The iPhone XR lacks a telephoto lens, so it can only achieve 3x digital zoom. In terms of optics, there is a single 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, smart HDR, OIS, and quad-LED flash.

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