Chennai: Apple has launched its iPhone SE 2020 for the ardent iPhone lover who prefers a small wonder to the big badasses out there, including the iPhone 11. Not just that, with budgets getting smaller, a cheaper iPhone, without compromises on the premium iPhone feel and storage space is a welcome addition, especially in India.
The iPhone SE looks pretty much the same as the iPhone 8 which had the same screen size of 4.7 inches but gets the same Apple A13 bionic chipset used in the bigger iPhone 11, the latest of iPhone flagships. So, expect a power-packed performance from the compact device.
Prices start at Rs 42,500 for the model with 64 GB storage, while the 128 GB and 256 GB model prices are yet to be announced.
The 2020 iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable phone although it is pricier in India compared to the much lower USD 399 starting price in the United States, which works out to Rs 30,500.
In fact the top storage version in the US, offering 256 GB of memory, at Rs 45,000, costs only Rs 2,500 more than the 64 GB model in India.
Apple has not announced when the Special Edition (SE) iPhone will be available in India but people in the US can start pre-ordering the iPhone SE on April 17, while the phones will be available for sale from April 24.
Here is a list of the iPhone SE features
4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display
750x1334 pixels resolution screen
Haptic Touch support on display
A13 Bionic chip that also runs iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Single 12 MP camera on the rear with clear low light and night mode image capture
LED True Tone flash
7 MP camera at the front for good portraits and clear visuals on video chat
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS
Lightning port, IP 67 water resistance rating
Touch ID but no face recognition
Lightweight at 148 grams (same as iPhone 8, which is now being discontinued).
The iPhone SE 2020 is available in red, black and white.