Apple’s iPhone SE has been launched in India for Rs 39,000 for the base line 16GB model. The 64GB model of the smartphone costs Rs 10,000 more at Rs 49,000. The phone was globallyunveiled late last month alongside the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. While the new iPhone SE has been launched today, the iPad Pro was launched yesterday for Rs 49,900.
The iPhone SE retains the design language of the 2-year old iPhone 5S but with some refinements. Apple has added the ‘Rose Gold’ colour, made the chamfers surrounding the frame matte and added a metal Apple logo on the back. The phone retains the 4-inch retina display that was there on the iPhone 5S.
New additions include, the A9 processor which was earlier used in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. It also gets the M9 motion co-processor which is embedded on the system on chip.
It also gets the 12-megapixel iSight camera from the iPhone 6S which has a f/2.2 aperture, focus pixels and deep trench isolation. It is accompanied by a TrueTone flash system. On the front, there is a 1.2-megapixel camera, however, it does get the new Retina Flash system which was first seen in the iPhone 6S.
Apple says that the iPhone SE supports 18 wireless 4G LTE bands which is the same as the iPhone 6. It also gets up to 50 per cent better battery life than the iPhone 5S, which is around the same as the iPhone 6S. There is also a touch ID fingerprint scanner, but Apple says that it is the same one as the iPhone 5S. That being said, this time around it has added support for Apple Pay with the addition of a NFC chip.
As Apple enters the Indian market with the launch of the new iPhone SE and the iPad Pro, the company has also updated its India website with prices in Rupees. The iPhone SE will be sold in four different colours – space grey, silver white, champagne gold and rose gold.