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Sales of iPhone XR begin in Russia

While the iPhone Xs Max is equipped with the best 6,5-inch OLED display, and the largest memory available on the market (while pushing the limits of consumer price elasticity), the iPhone Xr takes a much more modest approach. Despite these missing features, the iPhone XR is being touted as a great value iPhone by most reviewers.

HuffPost weren't given access to the iPhone to review it, but here are a selection of reviews discussing some of the most talked about elements of the new phone from those lucky enough to get their hands on one before its highly-anticipated release.

At 8 a.m. local time on Friday, October 26, the new iPhone XR went on sale around the world. Just like the other two iPhones, the iPhone XR is also powered by the company's latest A12 Bionic chipset. Yes, the price of the base iPhone has bumped up by $50 (the iPhone 8 cost $700 past year, and the XR costs $750 now). The 128GB variant will cost Rs 81,900 in India.

So far, iFixit says there are similarities to the iPhone XS when it comes to the iPhone XR opening procedure, such as the use of pentalobe screws, but they were non-colour matched. The customers can purchase the smartphone online from Amazon, Paytm Mall, Flipkart and Airtel store, whereas the device will be available offline on authorised stores. Additionally, buyers are eligible to receive offers for up to Rs. 2000 back on MakeMyTrip, Swiggy, Freshmenu, and EazyDiner. PayTM Mall is offering Rs 7,000 exchange bonus over and above regular exchange.

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iPhone XR comes with IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. iPhone XR offers connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Wi-Fi.

The iPhone XR runs iOS 12 out-of-the-box, and sports a 6.1-inch (828x1792 pixels) LCD Liquid Retina panel with a notch on top of the TrueDepth camera and Face ID. Apple's answer to that insight was to remove the expensive 3D-touch overlay in the display (which added almost $10 to the bill-of-materials cost) and to leverage the haptic motor to mimic 3D-touch interactions in software.

That said, there is plenty of XS goodness in here too - like those devices, the XR is powered by the new A12 "Bionic chip with the next-generation neural engine", which means it should exhibit something like the awesome turn of speed that its cousins do. He notes that portrait mode on the rear camera doesn't have Studio Light and Studio Light Mono effects, while the front facing camera has the same lighting options.

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