iPhone SE 2020 now has a release date in India. Launched last month, the latest affordable iPhone model will go on sale starting May 20 via Flipkart.
The confirmation comes via the listing of iPhone SE 2020 on the e-commerce website, although Apple has not announced anything about the sale of the model so far.
The iPhone SE 2020 went up for sale in the U.S about a week after the launch, since the deliveries of smartphones were not impacted by the lockdown there. In India, however, mobile phones come under non-essential items, the deliveries of which were prohibited until the recent zonal classification on the basis of the intensity of covid-19 spread.
Flipkart's listing mentions that iPhone SE 2020 will be up for sale starting at 12 pm on Wednesday, May 20. The iPhone SE 2020 starts at Rs 42,500 in India but there will be launch offers, as expected.
Customers buying the iPhone SE 2020 can get an instant discount of Rs 3,600 when using an HDFC Bank debit or credit card. The offer effectively brings the price down to Rs 38,900. The iPhone SE 2020 comes in three variants -- the base model with 64GB costs Rs 42,900, the one with 128GB is priced at Rs 47,800, and finally, the 256GB model is priced at Rs 58,300.
The HDFC Bank offer is applicable to all the storage models, as mentioned on Flipkart.
Since the third phase of lockdown is underway, the deliveries of mobile phones are restricted to only the orange and green zones, which could be troubling for Apple since all the metropolitan cities are marked red by the government.