iPhone 11 from the Discounter

The discounters Aldi Nord and Süd are selling a current top iPhone model for the first time – from Thursday and for 678 euros. The interest is huge in advance. The supposed bargain has a catch.

The list of full-bodied advertising promises is long: a new two-camera system, the fastest smartphone chip ever, battery life for the whole day and the highest video quality on a mobile phone. The US smartphone manufacturer Apple is promoting its current iPhone 11.

Just under 800 euros are currently due in the Apple Group’s online shop. At large electronics retailers, well over 700 euros are still due for the device one year after the start of sales.

But now there is the iPhone 11 with 64 gigabytes of storage space in black at the competitive price of 678.03 euros – and that of all things at the discounter Aldi. The crooked amount is due to the fact that Aldi deducted another three percent from the original sales price of 699 euros as part of the VAT reduction.

Both at Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud, the cell phone is already used. On September 24th, sales are scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. However, the device will not be available in the chain’s branches, but only via delivery from the online shop. And only in certain regions; This can be checked in advance by entering the postcode. Shipping is free and takes – at least with Aldi Nord – five to ten working days. The devices should be out of stock quickly. How many smartphones retailers have on offer is open.

But what kind of device do buyers get? With its 6.1-inch display, the iPhone 11 is quite small compared to the latest releases. The display has a comparatively low resolution of 1792 to 828 pixels. Apple installed its A13 Bionic Chip; this is currently the fastest computing unit from the Cupertino company.

Device gets iOS14
The in-house iOS is used as the operating system. Although this is less adaptable than the competing operating system Android, it scores points with a seamless integration into the brand universe of the group. In addition, the device is supplied with the latest software version iOS14, which brings some useful innovations such as a more customizable home screen.

Also on board is a 12-megapixel main camera with ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle optics as well as a 12-megapixel front camera. The iPhone 11 is also powered by four gigabytes of RAM and a battery, which is also comparatively small with 3110 milliamps.

This equipment is still at a very high level at the present time. In addition to the mobile phone, the scope of delivery includes suitable headphones and a USB charger.

The 678 euro offer is a novelty for the Aldi discounter chain: For the first time, Aldi is offering a current iPhone flagship. Until now, bargain hunters could find older model series there; some of these were also remanufactured models. The iPhone 11 is now listed as new.

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