Apple iPhone SE 2020 launched with A13 Bionic chipset, iPhone 8-like design: India price, specifications, and more

Highlights
  • iPhone SE 2020 price in India starts at Rs 42,500
  • It is powered by the A13 Bionic SoC, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 11 series
  • There is no word yet on regarding when iPhone SE 2020 sales will begin in India

iPhone SE 2020 has finally launched! It looks like the rumour mill was right on the mark with the iPhone SE 2020 leaks — the new budget Apple phone doesn’t come with any surprises and offers features and specifications along expected lines. This means the buyers will get a smartphone that looks like the iPhone 8 but has the A13 Bionic processor that debuted with the 2019 flagship, the iPhone 11. The key iPhone SE 2020 specifications include the Touch ID sensor, a 4.7-inch LCD display with HD resolution, a 12MP single camera on the back, and wireless charging.

iPhone SE 2020 price in India

The iPhone SE 2020 price in India starts at Rs 42,500 for the base variant with 64GB storage. Customers will also be able to purchase the handset in 128GB and 256GB storage options, though the prices of these variants have not been revealed yet. The iPhone SE 2020 India price seems rather steep considering the smartphone starts at $399 (about Rs 30,500) in the US. However, it should be noted that a similar price difference was seen in the India and US prices of the first-generation iPhone SE model.

iPhone SE 2020 price in India starts at Rs 42,500, much higher than the $399 (about Rs 30,500) starting price tag of the same model in the US

The company has not yet revealed the smartphone’s sales will begin in India, but it will be up for purchase starting April 24th in the US. iPhone SE 2 will come in Black, White, and PRODUCT(RED) colours.

iPhone SE 2020 specifications

Compared to the 4-inch 640×1136 pixels display of the original iPhone SE, the second-generation model comes with a bigger screen at 4.7-inch, with 750 x 1334 pixels resolution and HDR10 support. The screen is still LCD and the aspect ratio is also stuck at 16:9. In fact, in design terms, it will be hard to differentiate between the iPhone SE 2020 and the iPhone 8/7/6s/6. The iPhone SE uses Haptic Touch for Quick Actions (animating Live Photos, previewing messages, rearranging apps, etc) as well as contextual menus.

iPhone SE 2 India price launch specifications
iPhone SE 2020 comes in White, Black, and PRODUCT(RED) colour options

However, the smartphone is much different inside thanks to the hexa-core A13 Bionic SoC, which Apple calls the most powerful smartphone chipset in the world. It is complemented by iOS 13, which should be upgradable to four generations at least. There is no clarity of how much RAM the iPhone SE 2020 packs, but we do know it will come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, with no expandable storage support.

On the back, the iPhone SE 2020 sports a 12MP single camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel PDAF, OIS, and dual-tone, dual-LED flash. Key camera features include 4K video, time-lapse, and slow-mo recording capabilities; moreover, users will be able to capture 8MP still shots while capturing 4K videos.  On the front is a 7MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, portrait mode, and on-screen flash. Of course, there’s no Face ID on the smartphone; instead, it gets the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the Home button for biometric authentication.

iPhone SE 2020 comes with features such as 18W fast-charging, Qi wireless charging, and IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance

Battery capacity of iPhone SE 2020 is not known at the moment, but Apple says it delivers the same life as the iPhone 8. It also supports fast-charging and is claimed to go from 0 to 50 percent in 30 minutes with an 18W charger. It also supports Qi wireless charging standard, so it can be used with most wireless charging pads. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack of course, and buyers will have to use the Lightning jack to listen to wired audio.

On the connectivity front, the iPhone SE 2020 comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, dual-SIM (with eSIM for secondary connections), and Lightning port. The mobile data connectivity is limited to just 4G VoLTE even in markets such as the US, meaning no 5G support on the budget smartphone. The smartphone is also IP67 rated for water- and dust-resistance and can survive up to 1 metre underwater for up to 30 minutes. It measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm in size and weighs 148 grams.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone SE 2
Apple A13 Bionic | 3 GBProcessor
4.7 inches Display
12 MPRear camera
7 MPSelfie camera
1960 mAh Battery
Apple iPhone SE 2 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 27,990
Release Date: 16-May-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 3 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured