While the price of the iPhone SE in India was announced by Apple quickly after its launch, its released date in the country was kept a mystery. However, one of Apple’s main distributors in India has now disclosed that the device will be made available here as early as on April 8. Additionally, it has also been confirmed that the SE in its name stands for ‘Special Edition,’ as was initially reported.
Over 3000 retail outlets across India will be seen selling the iPhone SE on day one, and we’re guessing online portals like Flipkart and Amazon too will join the party on the same date. As you may already know, this smartphone will cost Rs 39000 in India, for its 16GB model.
It also exists in the form of a 64GB variant, but the price and release details of this particular variant still remain unclear. To refresh, the iPhone SE has been developed by Apple due to the high demand it has been seeing in the market for its current 4-inch handsets.
Here’s a quick look at the main specs of the new iPhone SE:
– Display: 4-inch Retina, 640 x 1136 pixels
– OS: iOS 9.3 (upgradable)
– Processor: 1.8GHz dual core Apple A9
– GPU: PowerVR GT7600 (hexa core)
– Memory: 16/64GB storage options
– Cameras: 12MP rear, 1.2MP front
– Battery: 1642mAh
– Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm
– Weight: 113gms
The company says that over 30 million iPhones with 4-inch displays were sold just last year. So this small screen, combined with high-end specs and an attractive price tag ($399 in the US) might very well translate into huge sales for this device as well.
As for the SE in its name, the fact that it stands for ‘Special Edition’ has been confirmed by Phil Schiller, the SVP for marketing in Apple. He revealed this information to Jason Cipriani who confirmed it on Twitter.
Redington is the distributor that has confirmed the Indian release date of the iPhone SE. Apple’s other distribution partner in the country, Ingram Micro, has not revealed any launch plans yet however, which is strange.