iPhone SE goes on sale at Rs 38,900, Flipkart offers Rs 3,600 discount

While the original price is Rs 42,500, but the offers on the device will make it available at Rs 38,900.

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Avail an instant cashback of Rs 3,600 on purchase of iPhone SE using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards.
NEW DELHI: It's official! Apple's new device launched this year is finally will go on sale today at 12 pm. Fans can buy the newly-launched iPhone with a special offer by HDFC Bank.

While the much-awaited smartphone was originally priced at Rs 42,500, iPhone SE (64GB) is exclusively available on the e-commerce website Flipkart at Rs 38,900.

​HDFC Bank's special discount on iPhone SE via Flipkart.
HDFC Bank's special discount on iPhone SE via Flipkart.


The creative on the Cupertino-based company and etailer's websites show that consumers can avail an inclusive, instant cashback of Rs 3,600 on purchase of the device using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards.

​Ready for new iPhone SE on May 20?
Ready for new iPhone SE on May 20?

As the government gets ready to introduced new set of rules for the fourth phase of lockdown to fight against coronavirus pandemic, it is not known by when will the devices ordered online be delivered or by when they will be available in offline stores.

The affordable second-generation iPhone SE was launched last month on April 16 to attract the Android mid-segment users. It is expected to be available in three storage variants - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, and in three colour options - Black, White and (PRODUCT) Red.
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Apple's new offering comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and Touch ID for industry-leading security. It also features the familiar Home Button designed with sapphire crystal for durability and protection to the sensor, and a steel ring to detect a user's fingerprint for Touch ID.

The successor of iPhone SE is powered by the Apple's fastest chip, A13 Bionic, and sports an aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass design with an all-black front.

iPhone SE 2020 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security
iPhone SE 2020 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security

It packs the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone with a 12MP f/1.8 aperture Wide camera, and uses the image signal processor and Neural Engine of A13 Bionic to unlock computational photography, including Portrait mode, all six Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control.

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The smartphone is wireless-charging capable with Qi-certified chargers and also supports fast-charging, giving customers up to 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes.

It comes with Dual SIM with eSIM provides the flexibility for users to have two separate phone numbers on a single device while traveling abroad or for use as a business line.

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Earlier a few news reports suggested that a Chennai-based supply chain solutions provider Redington India will sell the latest smartphone at over 3,500 retail locations across the country.

After the launch of the iPhone SE 2020 in April, Apple had stopped selling iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. While people can't buy iPhone 8 Plus now from Apple anymore, the company is apparently allowing some of its retail partners to continue stocking and offering the iPhone 8 Plus, till the time iPhone SE 2020 reaches them.

From OnePlus To Xiaomi, Smartphone Makers Bring Their A-Game, Launch High-Tech Phones Amid Covid-19 Crisis
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world as we knew it. With almost the entire world in lockdown and a large number of people in self-quarantine, the struggle to get basic necessities is taking a toll on the health of the global citizen.

However, the ongoing crisis didn’t stop some of the best smartphone makers in the world from launching their flagship phones. Several smartphone makers, like Oppo, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Huawei held ‘online-only’ launch events and announced the release of their upcoming phones.

In a bid to live up to the expectations of the tech enthusiasts amid the global pandemic, the smartphone makers brought their A-game and released nifty pieces of gadgets which were running high on tech. Here’s a look at all the smartphones that were launched in the pandemic.

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Industries and businesses across the globe are taking a hit due to the Covid-19 crisis and the world economy is in a bad shape. On April 15, in order to appeal to consumers struggling to copy with a bleak economic backdrop, Apple launched an entry level iPhone SE, which costs $399 (approximately Rs 30,642).

Apple made the announcement in a statement, forgoing the normal splashy product launch events of the past few years.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who in the past hosted large media events, limited his comments to a tweet, calling the new handset "our most affordable iPhone,"and a "fantastic option in our lineup to help you stay connected, informed and entertained."

Apple trimmed costs by leaving out some of high-end features such as facial recognition, giving iPhone SE a fingerprint sensor and a home-screen button which fans will remember from previous generations. It features a single rear camera instead of the multiple lens in the newest iPhone 11.

(With inputs from AFP)

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One of the launches that was probably the most-awaited and was being looked forward to by tech enthusiasts all around the world was the OnePlus event where OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were revealed. The Chinese smartphone maker’s first ever online-only event took place on 14 April, as countries around the world struggled to cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

OnePlus 8, in terms of design is light, curvy and thin. In addition to Onyx Black and Glacial Green, the OnePlus 8 will be available in Interstellar Glow. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $699 (approximately Rs 53,730) and 12GB + 256GB at $799 (approximately Rs 61,417).

OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, sports a 120 Hz QHD+ AMOLED Display, and silky-smooth, matte-frosted touch and increased haze levels. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $899 (approximately Rs 69,112) and 12GB + 256GB at $999 (approximately Rs 76,800).

Also launched at the event were Warp Charge 30 Wireless which charges 60 per cent in 30 minutes and lightweight OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z.

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With a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor, quad camera and 40W wireless charging, Oppo Ace 2 is a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone space. The new offering from the Chinese smartphone maker was launched on April 13 when the Covid-19 pandemic had reached its peak in several countries around the world.

Ironically, Oppo Ace 2 was first launched in China, which also happens to be the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Not much is known about its global availability. Interestingly, Oppo let go the ‘Reno’ brand name completely and marketed ‘Ace’ as an entirely different series.

Apart from having the fastest wireless charging, Oppo Ace 2 has a 90 Hz refresh rate along with a 65W wired charging support much like its predecessor.

The Oppo Ace 2 has been launched in China for CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs 44,000) for the 8GB/128GB version, CNY 4,399 (approximately Rs 48,000) for the 8GB/256GB model, and CNY 4,599 (roughly Rs 50,000) for the 12GB/256GB storage model.

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Come 2020, Huawei launched 3 of its much-awaited smartphone variants which are a part of the P Series: P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. Huawei launched the three variants on March 26 in an online launch event.

Huawei P40 offers 5G connectivity and so do the other variants, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. P40 also comes with a HiSilicon Kirin processor and a 22.5W fast-charging support. It costs €799 which is approximately Rs 66,780.

Huawei P40 Pro comes with a HiSilicon Kirin processor, a triple rear camera setup (50 MP+40MP+12MP), 8 GB RAM and a powerful 4,200 mAh battery. The P40 Pro costs €999 which is approximately Rs 83,400.

P40 Pro+, on the other hand, also has a 4,200 mAh battery, offers a 40W wireless charging support, 8 GB RAM along with a penta rear camera setup. P40 Pro+ costs €1399 which is approximately Rs 1,16,891.

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Smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled two smartphones, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in an online event on March 12, which was week 2 of the coronavirus outbreak in India. Xiaomi had reportedly planned an on-ground launch event for around 2,000 people but had to cancel it due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

While the sale of Redmi Note 9 Pro was scheduled to happen on March 24 at noon, the sale for 9 Pro Max was postponed after Xiaomi’s Global VP and India MD, Manu Kumar Jain sent out a tweet announcing the sale being pushed to a later date.

Xiaomi’s Redmi series is known for striking a good balance between the price point and the features of the phone. Both 9 Pro and 9 Pro Max come with an 8nm chipset, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. While 9 Pro Max comes in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants, 9 Pro comes in 4 GB and 6 GB variants.

Both 9 Pro and 9 Pro Max come with quad rear camera setup. With 9 Pro sports a 48+8+5+2 MP setup, Pro Max offers a 64+8+5+2 MP setup. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs 14, 999, while the 6GB/128GB storage variant costs Rs 16,999 and the top 8 GB variant is priced at Rs 18,999.

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Oppo Reno 3 Pro, the next in the Chinese smartphone maker’s list of the Reno-series, was launched at an event in New Delhi on March 2. That was the time when the number of Covid-19 cases in India were quite low and the lockdown hadn’t been imposed yet.

The Reno 3 Pro packs a powerful 4025 mAh battery with a MediaTek Helio P95 processor, 8 GB RAM, 44MP + 2MP front camera and a 64+13+8+2 MP quad rear camera.

With a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display, Oppo Reno 3 costs Rs 29,990.

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