FPT Shop – an Apple Authorised Reseller in Vietnam – said buyers could pre-order the genuine iPhone X from December 1 to 7.
It said the iPhone X would cost VND29.9 million (US$1,317) and VND34.7 million (US$1,528) for the 64GB and 256GB versions, respectively, for both the silver and grey colours.
The price of the iPhone X at an Apple Authorised Reseller would be VND500,000 to VND1 million cheaper than a phone bought from private shops. Private shops transported these phones to Vietnam in different ways.
Earlier, most large mobile phone retailers in Vietnam expected that the iPhone X would be sold in the country by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.
A genuine iPhone X is being sold at an Apple Authorised Reseller in Vietnam later than other countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.
Private shops began taking orders several days ago. Vietnamese dealers fly to regional countries, especially Singapore, and buy the iPhone X from authorised resellers there, and then carry the phones to Vietnam to sell at a profit.
Online newspaper Zing.vn estimates that in the US, some users spend money equal to one week’s salary to own an iPhone, while some Vietnamese spend six months’ salary.