Apple unveiled its much-hyped and anticipated smartphone iPhone SE on Tuesday this week at its event held in Cupertino, California. Apple has dubbed this smartphone as its cheapest release offering and the entry model of iPhone SE has been priced at $399 (approx. Rs. 26,600) in the US.

Considering the specs and the brand-name, the price does seem reasonable, however, there is a twist in the tale as the device hasn’t been available at such reasonable price in India. The entry-level model of the iPhone SE has been priced at Rs. 39,000 ($584) in the country which is very high in comparison to the global price. This is the price tag where customers can purchase flagship devices from other top brands, that means, Apple’s budget phone is not actually made for India. If you are willing to pay such a high amount for the phone, it will be hitting the shelves in early April.

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE features a 4-inch display and will be made available in two internal storage variants: 16GB and 64GB. Apple also launched new accessories in the form of a Black and Midnight Blue leather cases which will be made available at a price of Rs. 2,900 and Lightning Docks which will be made available at Rs. 3,700.

The hardware specs of the iPhone SE resemble that of the flagship iPhone 6S, except for a few features like the 3D-Touch, while the design of the phone resembles more to the iPhone 5S.

The iPhone SE is powered by latest Apple A9 SoC and M9 motion coprocessor. It sports 12-MP iSight rear shooter with 4K video support. It has various connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.2, improved Wi-Fi and LTE. The iPhone SE also sports new microphones, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and support for NFC and Apple Pay.

The device will be made available in the same colour variants as was made available with the iPhone 6S, this means Rose Gold is on cards.

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