While we are eagerly waiting to hear the official announcement of iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C on September 10 this month, China Telecom, one of the three biggest telecom operator in China, has officially come forward and confirmed that the company has tied-up with Apple to offer both the iPhone models in the country on their network. This is the first time the telco will offer the iPhones on its network.
In addition to China Telecom, Apple has also reportedly partnered with China Mobile and China Unicom, to launch the two rumoured iPhones on their networks.
Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, which are scheduled to be released in China on September 11, just a day after its official announcement in U.S, are company’s latest flagships that will come with latest iOS and improved internals.
According to the reports, the iPhone 5S is expected to come packed with 4-inch display, A7 quad-core processor, latest version of iOS i.e iOS 7, and more powerful battery. The flagship is also reported to feature LTE-A support, wireless charging , fingerprint scanner and improved camera with dual-flash. It is said to come in at least three colour options – black, white and gold. The rumoured cheaper model, named iPhone 5C, is said to have a plastic body and come in six colours, such as blue, red, green, yellow, white and black.
Just 2-3 days ago, we also learned that the U.S giant is now looking forward to launch large screen iPhones with 4.8-inch and 6-inch displays in order to compete with dominating rival Samsung in phablet segment.
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