The awaited Apple iPhone 5C has finally been launched. The handset will be available in 5 color variants and unfortunately like other iPhone devices this one too doesn’t fit into the budget category.

The iPhone 5C will cost $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB version (with contract) in the US. Without the contract (Unlocked version) the same will be available for approx $549 and $629 this when converted to INR it comes to over Rs. 34,000 and over Rs. 40,000. For now a budget friendly iPhone or a cheaper iPhone is still a distant dream.

The Apple iPhone 5C weighs just 133 grams with an 8.9mm thickness. The screen is 4 inches supporting resolution of 1136×640 pixels with 326ppi and what Apple calls is as the ‘Retina Display’. The handset will be available in Green, Yellow, White, pink and Blue color variants.

iPhone 5C also flaunts a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front and another 8 megapixel camera (iSight) on the rear. It is an auto focus camera with LED flash support. Full HD video recording (with video stabilization) and playback is supported.

5C is powered by an A6 chipset and houses a single Nano SIM. This handset runs on the iOS7 OS. There are proximity, accelerometer, light and gyro sensors. The built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery gives a talk-time of up to 10 hours on 3G networks and up to 10 hours internet usage on a 4G network.

the apple iphone 5c

Apple iPhone 5C

Other features are 4G, 3G, GPS with GLONASS / A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. There is still time for this handset to hit the Indian stores but most of you will be keen to know the Apple iPhone 5C price in India.

By Rajeev Rana

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