iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date and pricing for India announced

The iPhone 6 and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus launched last month, but they have yet to arrive to all the markets. India is one of the few countries where the devices are still not available, at least not for a little while longer. Earlier today, retailers in India announced that the two Apple smartphones will finally reach the country on October 17th and pre-orders are beginning this Tuesday, October 7th. Aside from announcing the release date, the retailers  also revealed pricing for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple’s 16 GB iPhone 6 will cost 53,500 Indian rupees, which is the equivalent of about $870, while the 64 GB model will cost 62,500 rupees ($1,014) and the 128 GB variant will be priced at 71,500 rupees ($1,162). These prices are a bit higher than in the US and so far we only talked about the regular sized iPhone 6. The 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus is even more expensive and will go on sale for 62,500 rupees ($1,014), the 64 GB for  71,500 rupees ($1,162) and the 128 GB for no less than 80,500 rupees ($1,306). By comparison, pricing in the US is as follows: 16 GB iPhone 6 – $650, 64 GB – $750 and 128 GB – $850. The 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus costs $750, the 64 GB costs $850 and the 128 GB is priced at $950.

Hardware-wise, both devices come equipped with an Apple A8 64-bit dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP primary camera and 1.2 MP secondary shooter. There are some differences between the two though and the most obvious is the fact that the iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display with 750 x 1334 resolution, while the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution. Also, the iPhone 6 has a smaller battery of only 1,810 mAh compared to the iPhone 6 Plus’ 2,915 mAh. Both devices run on the iOS 8 operating system and come in Space Gray, Silver and Gold colors.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for purchase in India from Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance. Stay tuned for more news and updates.