Samsung has a tradition of releasing a mini version of their flagships. The S4 mini is already in the market. Moreover, the Android phones of other companies are also very cheap and people like to buy them instead of going for the expensive mobiles of Apple. So, in order to compete with the cheaper Android smartphones in the market, Apple is going to launch a budget smartphone named as “iPhone 5c”.  The price of the iPhone 5c is likely to be between £230-£320.

iPhone 5c release date

 Although no official date for iPhone 5c’s date has been released by Apple but it is expected that Apple will launch it on the 10th of September. Apple has already announced 10th September as the launching date of the new iPad Mini and iPhone 5s.


iPhone 5c casing

The most important difference for the new low cost iPhone is likely to be its plastic casing. Instead of releasing the iPhone in aluminium casing, it will be launched in a plastic cover and hence will significantly reduce its price tag. The plastic cover will be of numerous shades giving the customers a wide range of colours to choose. The specs of the iPhone 5c are over viewed below.

General Price £230 to £320
Likely to be in a wide range of


Status Released in March, 2013
Connectivity Network 2G
Data GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth v4. 0 WI-Fi 802.11, HSDPA, UMTS
Infrared Port No
Radio Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Body Dimensions
123.7 mm x 58.7 mm x 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
Display Size 4.0 inches (10.2 cm)
Pixels amount
1136 x 640 pixels
Coring Scratch-resistant glass
Colours Upto 5 finger multitouch  touchscreen with 16M colours
Processor and Hardware Processor 1Ghz dual core
Memory  64 GB built in
Card Slot Yes, micro SD, supports up to 32 GB
Graphics Processor
Adreno 203
Operating System iOS 6  
Sensors Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Gyro No
Compass No
Gesture No
Barometer   No
Camera Primary 8MP
Features of  primary camera Auto focus, Built in flash
Video  480p@30fps
Secondary Yes
Battery Life Li-Lon 1730 mAh  
Stand-by time Up to 320 hours on 3G Network
Talk time Up to 8 hours on 3G Network
Other Important Features   Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Document viewer
Capacitive touch screen
Photo viewer/editor
Has Lightning to USB Cable
Image/video editor