New iPhones (iPhone XS, XS Max & XR) are ready to enter in Indian market from 28 September. Recently, Apple launched these three new iPhones models on 14th September 2018. Apple has come with dual sim functionality for first time (Nano Sim + e-Sim). All three new iPhones run on the company’s own A12 Bionic processor with next-generation Neural Engine.
The all new iPhones comes with dual sim functionality. One will be a regular nano-sim card slot and the other will be an e-sim or electronic sim. Existing micro-SIM cards will not be compatible with these new models of iPhones.
So what is an e-sim?
An e-Sim or embedded sim is essentially installed on a device itself. It means, you can’t physically take it out, and it is actually a part of the device. E-sim is considered to be more efficient in terms of functionality and less prone to any mechanical failures. E-sim comes pre-installed on mobile phone. Therefore no need to insert an additional sim to use the network while using an e-sim.
In India, Airtel and Reliance Jio are the network providers that support e-sim as of now. At the moment only the Apple Watch Series 3 cellular variant houses an e-sim and you basically have to configure your existing Airtel or Jio sim with the watch. So, whenever you are away from your iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 3 becomes your replacement phone.
If you already have an Airtel Post-paid or Reliance Jio connection, then you need not get a new number for just e-sim registration. You also have the option to convert the regular sim into e-sim. Like, if you have Airtel post-paid and a Vodafone sim, you can convert the Airtel number into e-sim to use it as the secondary number on the new iPhones while inserting physical sim of Vodafone in the device.
With the e-sim on the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the e-sim will be a separate number in addition to the physical sim card inside your device. The best part about e-sim is that you can remotely switch from one network to the other, and you don’t need to physically switch the SIMs.
Here are few details and specifications about new iPhones
Apple iPhone XS
Last year Apple launched iPhone X. The new iPhone XS series will continue the success of iPhone X. The screen size is same as iPhone X (5.8″ Super Retina HD display) for iPhone XS. It has an OLED display with the edge-to-edge design which also makes it more expensive. iPhone XS feature super retina resolution screens, which offer HDR, Dolby vision and carry the notch that debuted on last year’s flagship. The processor comprises of a four-core CPU, six-core GPU, a next-generation eight-core neural engine and it also promises to deliver a 15 per cent performance boost than the previous year’s iPhone.
It has a dual 12MP camera which boasts a larger sensor than that found on iPhone X. It also possess an improved “True tone flash”. There are many new feature with “Smart HDR” mode and the ability to adjust a photo’s depth of field after it’s been taken. The phone also has wider stereo sound and is made up of surgical-grade stainless steel. This phone is available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB of storage options and Gold, Silver, Space Grey color options.
Apple iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max is almost similar to iPhone XS except its size & battery life. iPhone XS Max has a 6.5″ Super Retina HD display. This phone also have a dual 12MP camera on backside & a 7MP camera on front. Battery of this phone lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X. iPhone XS Max is available in 64GB, 256 & 512GB storage options and Gold, Silver, space Gray color options.
Apple iPhone XR
iPhone XR is the third variant in the list. It comes with Liquid Retina HD display of 6.1 inches in size. It has a single camera of 12MP wide-angle on the back. On the design front it has aluminium sides, not stainless steel like the other two variants. This phone runs on iOS 12 powered by A12 chipset. This phone also has a dual-sim option. The iPhone XR is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB configurations with white, black, blue, yellow color options. The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. You can choose this from variety of colors white, black, blue, coral, red and yellow.
Pre-booking has already started for these new amazing products. Service Providers like Airtel and Jio have started pre-booking on their websites & mobile apps. You can also pre-book them on e-Commerce sites like Flipkart.