iPhone X may launch in four colors as red handset spotted

Consistent leaks for the phone expected to be called either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X have suggested the new iPhone will be launching in black, white and gold without any other colors available at launch, but a new video seems to confirm otherwise.

The clip posted to GSMArena has shown a red iPhone 8 for the first time. It looks to feature a dummy unit in a similar red shade to what we saw on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The front of the dummy unit looks to have a white bezel around the edges of the display, which is similar to the style of 2016's iPhones.

Launching in red

The source that provided the video says it was shot in Guangzhou and GSMArena speculates it was filmed in a showroom in China. We can't embed the video here, but you can watch it over at the original website.

It won't be the first time Apple provided a red version of its phone, but it would  mark the first time that red has been used as a shade at launch by Apple.

There's also no real way to confirm whether the handset will actually come in red at launch as we can't verify the source at the moment. 

Many dummy units of Apple devices have been spotted recently, so it may just be this is another shot of a phone Apple won't be producing.

We hope to know all of the iPhone X colors launch tomorrow. You can find out how to tune in to the September 12 Apple launch here.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.