Apple's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, which is globally recognised as Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to commence top-end iPhone X assembling in Chennai, a southern capital city of South Indian state, Tamil Nadu.

Foxconn has received the nod from Apple to start the trial production of the iPhone X as early as July 2019 at the 160-acre factory unit in Chennai, reported The Economic Times citing company insiders.

The Chinese company has also planned to expand the assembling to new iPhone XS and even Apple iPhone XR over time. However, this will happen only if the central government continues current tax breaks initiatives and also bring newer incentives for local assembling.

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Apple iPhone X comes with additional glass cover on both front and the backKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Will this move reduce iPhone X price in India?

Most probably yes! The news comes after Apple announced the start of the iPhone 7 production at the Wistron Corp's unit in Peenya, a western industrial hub in Bengaluru.

Also, recently Apple kicked off promotional sale campaign offering a flat discount of Rs 17,000 on the new iPhone XR, bring the price down from MRP: Rs 76,900 to 59,900. Furthermore, HDFC credit and debit cardholders are entitled to get an extra 10% cash back, thus reducing the selling price to Rs 53,900.

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Apple iPhone XR PRODUCT (RED) looks gorgeous in the crimson shade

Though this is a limited time offer, Apple has been reducing top-end iPhones in the emerging markets including China and in Japan, local sellers slashed iPhone XR price. One of the main reasons behind the move is the slowing iPhone sales, as people are sticking to their older iPhones longer by a year. Also, another factor is that over 11 million people subscribed to the subsidised iPhone battery replacement programme across the world in 2018.

Coming back to the topic at hand, local assembling of iPhone X(review) will definitely help Apple save close to 20% customs duty on each imported model and the Indian consumer used to face the burden of. Now, iPhone X, which has already received price cut after the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS ( & XS Max) series launch in late 2018, will further come down and this will definitely make the 2017 anniversary iPhone more appealing to the aspiring middle-class Indian consumers, which form the biggest chunk of the 1.3 billion Indian populace with steady, but low income.

 Key specifications of Apple iPhone X:


Apple iPhone X


5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR support

  • Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1
  • True Tone display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • Max brightness: 625 cd/m2
  • Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch)


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64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

RAM (not confirmed)





  • Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji

Video recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilisation for Video
  • Optical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6x
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation


Face ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition


  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk-time: up to 21 hours
  • Internet use: up to 12 hours
  • Video playback (wireless): up to 13 hours
  • Audio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hours
  • Fast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger]


4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTE


Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR)


143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm


174 grams


Space Grey and Silver


  • 64GB: Rs 91,900
  • 256GB: Rs 1,06,900

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