Apple launched the iPhone SE (2020) in April this year, and the device went on sale in India last month. The successor to the original iPhone SE from 2016, the 2020 edition features the same processor as the iPhone 11 series, in the body of an iPhone 8. Now as per a new report by The Information, Apple will soon start assembling the iPhone SE (2020) in India.
Notably, Apple has been assembling its smartphones in India since 2017. The first product to be assembled locally was the original iPhone SE, and most recently, the brand started assembling the iPhone XR. If the report is true, we can expect the iPhone SE to become more afforadable in the country.
Apple to start assembling iPhone SE (2020) in India
According to the report, Apple will use its Wistron facility in India to assemble the iPhone SE 2020. The iPhone models assembled in India will be labelled ‘Assembled in India’ on the retail boxes, and the move will help Apple save the 20 percent tax levied on imported iPhones.
The iPhone SE (2020) currently starts at Rs 42,500 in India, and the move could see a price drop. Currently, Apple manufactures the iPhone SE 2020 in China and according to the report, the Chinese supplier has been asked to start shipping components for the iPhone SE (2020) to India from July.
Apple iPhone SE (2020) specifications and features
To recap, the Apple iPhone SE 2020 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10+. The smartphone comes with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the front and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. Powering the handset is the same A13 Bionic processor that’s found on the Apple iPhone 11 series as well.
In the optics department, the phone has a single 12MP camera on the back and an 8MP selfie camera. Apple has loaded the iPhone SE 2020 camera app with features like portrait mode, portrait lighting, depth control and Smart HDR. Other highlights include iOS 13, 18W fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit LTE and dual SIM with e-SIM support.