Apple’s latest 4-inch iPhone SE will be going on sale in India starting April 8. Apple distributor Redington India has in a press statement confirmed that the iPhone SE will be going on sale in 3,000 retail outlets across the country.
Apple at its Monday launch event had announced that the iPhone SE will be available in India at a starting price of Rs. 39,000. As for availability, Apple had confirmed that the iPhone SE will be available for purchase in India starting early April without giving an exact date.
Apple’s other iPhone distributor in India (at least until last year, with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), Ingram Micro, has not yet made a similar announcement. This could indicate the distributor may not have snagged the iPhone SE for its portfolio.
To refresh, the iPhone SE sports a 4-inch display and comes in two storage variants: 16GB and 64GB. It has much the same innards as the iPhone 6s. The new Apple smartphone is meant to address both the demand for a smaller screen iPhone, as well as the demand for a cheap iPhone. Looking nearly identical to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE comes with the colour variants introduced with the iPhone 6s – including Rose Gold.
For specifications, the iPhone SE features the iPhone 6s’ Apple A9 SoC and M9 motion coprocessor, 12-megapixel iSight (rear) camera with 4K video support, Bluetooth 4.2, improved Wi-Fi and LTE, new microphones, and Apple Pay support with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The Cupertino-based giant also put an end to the speculations by confirming that in iPhone SE, the ‘SE’ stands for ‘Special Edition’.