China’s biggest carriers spill specs for ‘iPhone Air’ and ‘iPhone Pro’

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(Picture: China Telecom)
(Picture: China Telecom)

Days after China Mobile, aka the world’s largest mobile carrier, started taking preorders for the iPhone 6, rivals China Telecom and China Unicom (the second- and third-largest carriers in the country) have pointed out that they too will be selling Apple’s eagerly anticipated next-gen handset.

Referring to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as the “iPhone Air” and the 5.5-inch variant as the “iPhone Pro,” China Unicom has put up a pricing list for the devices, showing how cost will vary according to storage capacity and form factor.

(Picture: China Unicom)
Picture: China Unicom

China Telecom, meanwhile, has gone even further by matching China Mobile with its own preorder page (complete with weirdly pixelated logo), describing what it thinks the spec will be for the iPhone 6.

These include an upgraded 3-megapixel front camera, better Touch ID, powerful quad-core A8 chip and longer-lasting 2,100 mAh battery. After users click through for reservation, they are also able to choose between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6.

While China Telecom plays it pretty safe, it’s worth noting that the company is using what appear to be fan-made renders of the iPhone 6 in its advertising — which may not exactly suggest the most inside information available.

Source: ZDNet