The iPhone 3GS, 8GB version, will now be available for just less than Rs 20,000. It will be unlocked and come with an Indian warranty.

The iPhone 3GS was released in 2009 and has been available in India since 2010. The 16 and 32 GB versions of the iPhone 3GS were available for over Rs. 35,000. The locked version of the 8GB iPhone 3GS is available for $49 (approx. Rs. 2,200) in the US from AT&T. The 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the iPhone 3GS are available for $199 and $299 respectively.

According to our sources, Apple has not launched the 16GB and 32GB versions of the iPhone 3GS in the market. This might be a good strategy for Apple as there will be a clear distinction between the 3GS and iPhone 4 with the available memory, but the consumer is clearly the loser.

In comparison, Google’s Android flagship device, the Samsung Nexus S, also costs Rs. 19,990 and has a much faster processor plus much more RAM to run multiple applications at the same time. It also has twice the storage at 16 GB.