iPhone 5C
File photo of an employee showing off an Apple iPhone 5C at a Verizon store in Orem, UtahReuters

Earlier this month, speculations were rife that Apple might release the plastic iPhone 5C 8GB model in India soon. Now a report has surfaced online, almost confirming that the launch of the new iPhone 5C variant is likely to happen as early as this weekend.

Technology blog, BGR India has gotten hold of the shipment data (courtesy, Zauba.com) of iPhone 5C 8GB models. The archives have confirmed that the device had already started arriving in India (Bangalore) from China last week, and in all probability will hit shelves either by this weekend or next week.

As of now, Apple iPhone 5C- 16GB and 32GB models are retailing for (MRP) ₹41,900 and ₹53,500 respectively in India. However, owing to lack-luster response in the market, the company recently brought in a buy-back scheme for iPhone 5C 16GB variant offering ₹7,500 discount in exchange of old smartphones.

Similarly, many are expecting the American company to use same promotional tactics for the new 8GB model to get traction in a price-sensitive Indian market. 

Old Apple devices - iPhone 4S (2011 model) and iPhone 4 (2014 model) are selling under ₹25,000 and ₹18,500 respectively in few select online retail shops in India.

Key specifications of Apple iPhone 5C:

Model Apple iPhone 5C
Display 4.0-inch widescreen retina display with 1136x640p resolutions having pixel density having 326 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS iOS v7.0 (new update v7.1.1 released)
Processor Dual-core Apple A6 processor
Storage Capacity 8GB,16GB and 32GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, full HD video recording, f/2.4 aperture, 3X zoomFront:1.2-megapixel camera, HD 720p video recording,
Battery Talk time: up to 10 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 250 hours
Network 3G and 4G-LTE (in select markets)
Add-ons Siri, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n , 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass tough plastic polycarbonate shell with multiple colour options, 3.5 mm audio port, lightning port
Dimensions 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
Weight 132 g
Colour options White, Blue, Pink, Yellow and Green
Price (Expected) 8GB: ₹30,000-₹4000016GB-₹41,900;32GB-₹53,500;