A couple of hours ago, the pre-order for the iPhone Xs has already started in the US . In Russia, buy a new iPhone will only be available on September 28 .
Be sure to note that there are four versions of the iPhone Xs . This is important if you plan to use a smartphone not in Russia.
The key difference between them is the support of the operators’ channels (bends). The entire list of versions of the iPhone Xs looks like this:
- For the USA and Canada: model A1920 (iPhone Xs) and A1921 (Xs Max). They support the new channel Band 71 from T-Mobile. There are no LTE channels 11, 21 and 28.
- For Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau: A2098 (Xs) and A2102 (Xs Max). Instead of 32 and 71 channels, 11, 21 and 28 are used. In addition, the SUICA (Japan) payment platform is supported.
- The models A2100 (Xs) and A2104 (Xs Max) are delivered to China . The model A2104 has two SIM-slots for cards (physical).
- Russia and other countries: A2097 (Xs) and A2101 (Xs Max) – these models will be available in the Russian market. They do not have 71, 11 and 21 channels, but there are 28 and 32 channels.
In all new iPhones, regardless of the version, there is support for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 channels. 5 and 7 are used by every Russian operator, so in theory any of the iPhones will work in Russia.
With other countries you need to be more careful.